Following on from Black Caviar’s
heroics in the race last year, the 2012 renewal of the Newmarket Handicap is set to be another cracker, with a strong field yet to contest the race. Oakleigh Plate winner Woorim
will be joined in the field by fellow Queensland galloper Facile Tigre
, who finished third in the Caulfield feature. Boom four year-old Bel Sprinter
was unlucky in that group one contest and will get his chance to reverse that form, while Goodwood winner Lone Rock
is sure to run a good race.
Sydney star Rain Affair
stretched his winning sequence to nine with an all the way win in the Apollo Stakes at Rosehill over 1400m and could also contest the race down the Flemington straight. Three year-old Foxwedge
ran Sepoy close over course and distance during the Spring carnival and is a genuine lightweight hope.
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