Easter Sprint Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Easter Sprint which is to be run at Muswellbrook racecourse on Sunday 27th, March 2016. View the Easter Sprint Field.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 HARRY HOTSPUR Kim Waugh 7 62kg
2 TABLEAUX Todd Howlett Ms Mikayla Weir (a3/52kg) 1 57.5kg
3 BELANNORO Greg Bennett Brenton Avdulla 4 56.5kg
4 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees 9 56.5kg
5 PARRAAY Kris Lees 14 54kg
6 CHASING CHARLIE Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones Mathew Cahill 16 54kg
7 MR SMART Stephen Farley 10 54kg
8 GOLDSTONE Robert Davies 11 54kg
9 LUCKY IMA CUGAT Steve Hodge 3 54kg
10 STRANGERINPARADISE Terry J Fahey Blaike McDougall (a2/51kg) 2 54kg
11 TEXTILES Todd Howlett 6 54kg
12 SONGSPUR Ken Parsons 15 54kg
13 SO YOU KNOW Bill Thompson Aaron Sweeney (a2/50kg) 8 54kg
14 THE LOOK Paul Perry Thomas Huet 12 54kg
15e SPINNING GOLD Damien Lane 13 54kg
16e FAITH’N’COURAGE Lee Lunn 5 54kg


Flamberge and Kinglike will be Peter Moody’s last Group One runners before he shuts his stable door.

The sprinters line up in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Thursday night, the final Group One race in Melbourne for the season.

Flamberge and Kinglike are two of six runners for Moody at Moonee Valley before he starts a six-month suspension for cobalt use.

As the cobalt saga dragged on, Moody said Kinglike had been one reason to get out of bed at 3am.

“He’s a Group One-level sprinter and I’ve trained enough of those to know he is one,” Moody said.

“I’m hoping like hell it’s Thursday night (he wins), but if not I’m sure the next trainer will send me a carton of XXXX when he wins one.”

Kinglike has raced on just five occasions, registering two wins and two second placings and was beaten by English when resuming in the Challenge Stakes at Randwick earlier this month.

“I’m very confident in his ability but I respect the fact he hasn’t had a lot of racing and he still does a few things wrong in his races,” Moody said.

He said Kinglike was in terrific order after putting in a solid gallop at Caulfield on Monday.

Flamberge was going to head to Sydney last week for The Galaxy at Rosehill last Saturday but was scratched after drawing barrier 18.

The six-year-old hasn’t raced since providing Moody with the latest of his 53 Group One victories in the Oakleigh Plate last month.

“We’ve always thought of him more as a handicapper than a weight-for-age horse,” Moody said.

“But he’s in great form, he’s in great spirits and he’s there to run as well as he can.”

Moody would like to go out a winner on Thursday night but knows he’s facing a difficult assignment.

“I’m looking forward to it, but I’m a realist,” he said.

“Whatever falls my way, falls my way.”

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