Robert Smerdon’s last start winner at the track Shamal Wind will shoot for back-to-back Caulfield wins this weekend lining up in the Sportingbet Sprint Series Final 2013 for mares.
After a number of heats the $135,000 Group 3 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final (1200m) will be decided at 2:35pm (AEST) on Saturday as the fifth race on a bumper 10 event program at Caulfield.
The mares-only event has attracted 13 hopefuls with the only last start winner being Smerdon’s Dubawi four-year-old Shamal Wind who won over the 1100m here first-up on September 21.
While Shamal Wind is the only mare coming off a turf triumph, there are a number of others that caught the eye last start including the Tony McEvoy-trained Assertive Eagle.
The Danewin five-year-old resumed at Gawler with a third over 1100m on September 29 behidn Daytona Grey and is tipped to improve on that second-up.
Other top-rated chances include the Peter Snowden-trained Aerobatics who won the Listed Darley Crown (1300m) at Hawkesbury back in May, Koonoomoo, Group 2 winner Meliora and the Nigel Blackiston-trained You’re So Good.
See below for the full Sportingbet Sprint Series Final 2013 field, barriers and jockeys.
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2013 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final Field & Barrier Draw
Caulfield Race 5 – 2:35pm (AEST) – 12/10/2013
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||21x53730x7||KOONOOMOO||Rod Grantley||Steven Arnold||11||58kg||94|
|2||080x8651x7||AEROBATICS||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||12||58kg||95|
|3||516417×200||MELIORA||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||6||58kg||91|
|4||1x103209x1||SHAMAL WIND||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||4||58kg||96|
|5||122218×804||YOU’RE SO GOOD (NZ)||Nigel Blackiston||Michael Walker||2||57kg||91|
|6||525x3144x3||ASSERTIVE EAGLE||Tony McEvoy||Nash Rawiller||8||57kg||94|
|7||641140×000||JOLIE BLONDE||Mark Riley||Daniel Stackhouse||3||57kg||89|
|8||547417×942||FORMIDABLE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||5||56kg||78|
|9||0111x152x0||HAZARD||Anthony Freedman||Glen Boss||10||56kg||80|
|10||9703×70023||SENSATIONAL REPORT||Dianne Wynne||Ms Sally Wynne||9||55kg||75|
|11||7382093173||FLASH OF DOUBT||Robbie Griffiths||Brett Prebble||13||55kg||87|
|12||42x332x1x8||OUR MISS JONES (NZ)||Michael Kent||Dwayne Dunn||1||55kg||84|
|13||441293357x||COUNTED (NZ)||Colin & Cindy Alderson||Ben Melham||7||55kg||72|