2013 All Victorian Sprint Series Final Field Released

One of the key races at Flemington’s Finals Day this Saturday will be the All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2013 which has attracted a final field of 13 hopefuls.

Sea Lord

Sea Lord has a big weight but could still be the horse to beat in Saturday's 2013 All Victorian Sprint Series Final. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Set to run as Flemington Race 5 at 2:22pm (AEST) this year’s $120,000 Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) features an intriguing mix of sprinters, the top-rated and weighted of which is the Stephen Brown-trained Sea Lord.

Drawn in gate five with 60kg and Stephen Baster to ride the Street Cry five-year-old is second-up for the season.

They resumed on June 15 at Moonee Valley when fourth to Dee Bee Nine in the Slickpix Handicap (1200m) carrying 58kg and even with their big weight are tipped to run well again here.

With Sydney trainer Peter Snowden opting not to accept for Skytrain in the All Victorian Sprint Final this weekend, Sea Lord is the only Group winner in the mix having won the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at the Valley back in January.

Snowden will still be represented in the race however by Chasse (barrier six), the Octagonal gelding racing for the first time since their disappointing 11th to Budriguez in the Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1600m) at Caulfield back in February.

Following Sea Lord in the field and weights with 57kg is then the Peter Moody-trained Mr Make Believe (57kg).

Luke Nolen’s mount has a wide barrier 12 draw to overcome with the Commands six-year-old having finished dead last when carrying only 56kg in the Slickpix Handicap.

Slickpix Handicap winner Dee Bee Nine meanwhile backs up on Saturday, Will Clarken’s Red Ransom gelding on the 54kg minimum.

They did have only 51kg when ridden by apprentice hoop Jackie Beriman for that run, and although the same jockey is aboard on Saturday there’s no weight allowance for apprentice riders in the All Victorian Sprint Final.

The only other last start winner in the mix is then Ken Sweeney’s Riziz (56.5kg) in gate nine who put an easy three lengths on their closest rivals at Swan Hill to win the Golden Topaz (1200m) on June 7.

That run was just one after the Adelaide-trained four-year-old finished seventh beaten just two lengths by Platelet in May’s Group 1 The Goodwood.

Other notable acceptors then include Colin & Cindy Alderson’s The Goodwood sixth place-getter Perturbo, honest Craonbourne-based grey Dash For Viz and another South Australian galloper in Belfast Boy.

The full All Victorian Sprint Series Final field, barrier draw, jockeys and weights are listed below.

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2013 All Victorian Sprint Series Final Field & Barrier Draw

Flemington Race 5 – 2:22pm (AEST) – 06/07/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 14417219×4 SEA LORD Stephen Brown Stephen Baster 5 60kg 104
2 1x28058x18 MR MAKE BELIEVE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 12 57kg 98
3 x2390x1671 RIZIZ Ken Sweeney Paul Gatt 9 56.5kg 97
4 0x9446450x CHASSE Peter Snowden Vlad Duric 6 55.5kg 95
5 x080x44060 PERTURBO Colin & Cindy Alderson Ben Melham 2 55.5kg 95
6 0x00x00979 SHELLSCRAPE Nikki Burke Steven Arnold 1 55.5kg 95
7 18x54x60x8 MR GRISWOLD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 10 55kg 94
8 54135608×0 VEEWAP Tony Vasil 8 54.5kg 93
9 1×68432351 DEE BEE NINE Will Clarken Ms Jackie Beriman (a) 11 54kg 92
10 5220×63545 DASH FOR VIZ Robbie Griffiths Craig Newitt 7 54kg 89
11 713317×607 BELFAST BOY Gordon Richards Matthew Neilson 4 54kg 85
12 5x107x01x0 NICHOLLS COURT Craig Dickson 3 54kg 78
13 79×0856050 LIVIGNO Shane Fliedner 13 54kg 72