The 2012 Chairman’s Handicap is due to take place at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday March 12, 2012.
13 horses have accepted for the 2012 Chairman’s Handicap, including Six O’Clock News.
The New Zealand galloper has won eight of his 52 race starts and has earned more than $550,000 in prize money.
The seven-year-old finished third in his most recent start in the Group 1 Auckland Cup at Ellerslie Racecourse on March 7, 2012.
The Zabeel gelding has multiple Group wins to his name and will be competing in the Australia for the second time in his horse racing career.
Six O’Clock News has drawn barrier 11 for the 2-12 Chairman’s Handicap and will be ridden by jockey Nash Rawiller.
Spechenka is also amongst the 2012 Chairman’s Handicap final field after finishing tenth in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes last start.
The six-year-old gelding has won 11 of his 39 race starts and has earned more than $390,000 in prize money.
Despite not finishing better than tenth in his three starts this preparation, Spechenka will be out to make his comeback in the 2012 Chairman’s Handicap.
Ironstein and Shuffle The Cash are also included in the 2012 Chairman’s Handicap final field and barrier draw.
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2012 Chairman’s Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||609051103X||SIX O’CLOCK NEWS (NZ)||T Busuttin & N Young||Nash Rawiller||11||58.5kg||104|
|2||055451X008||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Josh Adams (a)||12||57.5kg||102|
|3||8070X35960||SHUFFLE THE CASH||Bryan Guy||Jim Byrne||13||54kg||94|
|4||309770X000||SPECHENKA||Ben Ahrens||Ryan Wiggins||6||54kg||93|
|5||X846433X88||COUNT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||3||54kg||90|
|6||1115X08X00||FANTASTIC BLUE||Paul N Nolan||Chris Munce||4||54kg||90|
|7||0712112X00||RUNDLE||Kelly Purdy||Timothy Bell (a)||10||54kg||90|
|8||9910X06359||WARRIOR WITHIN||Bruce W Hill||Paul Hammersley||1||54kg||90|
|9||45070904X0||HUME (NZ)||Brian Smith||Scott Galloway||5||54kg||89.5|
|10||5X1109X343||STREETS AWAY (NZ)||Alan Bailey||Glen Colless||8||54kg||88|
|11||0X67246117||DIAGO||Liam Birchley||Brad Stewart||7||54kg||85|
|12||8X64X260X5||HEAD NORTH||Alan L Jones||Jason Taylor||9||54kg||79|
|13||3123611682||MARKED||Robert Heathcote||Larry Cassidy||2||54kg||77.5|