Frank Packer Plate 2013 Field Led by Toydini

April 24th, 2013

The opening Sydney Cup Day race at Royal Randwick this Saturday will be the 2013 Frank Packer Plate for three-year-olds where the Guy Walter-trained Toydini will lead out a smart field of nine hopefuls.


Toydini vies for their third Group win on the trot in this Saturday's Frank Packer Plate 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as Randwick Race 1 at 12:25pm (AEST) this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) looks an easy assignment for the likely odds-on favourite Toydini as the Bernardini gelding has easily won their past two starts against similar, if not better, class fields in Sydney.

A two and a half length victory in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) on March 23 was followed by an even more impressive effort over the Randwick mile when they won the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) by four and a half lengths.

On Saturday Toydini gets more distance again going up to the 2000m, regular rider Blake Shinn retains the ride and they will relish the 56.5kg under set weights having carried two kilos more to victory in the Carbine last time out.

Two other Frank Packer Plate hopefuls that come via the Carbine Club Stakes and that will be looking to turn the tables on their last start conqueror are then the Chris Waller-trained runner-up Hawkspur and Honorius (4th) from the stables of David Payne – the duo drawn in gates five and two respectively this weekend.

Following Toydini in the Frank Packer Plate odds meanwhile is John O’Shea’s Group 1 performer Kingdoms who will get their run of the race from the inside barrier one draw.

The nicely-bred High Chapparal colt drops back in class for this after two big ones in Group 1 company behind champion New Zealand raider It’s A Dundeel running fourth to them in the Rosehill Guineas and then third in the Australian Derby over the mile and a half last start.

The complete 2013 Johnnie Walker Frank Packer Plate final field, barrier draw, jockeys and weights are detailed below.

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2013 Frank Packer Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw

Royal Randwick Race 1 – 12:25pm (AEST) – 27/04/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 44x268x511 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 6 56.5kg 102
2 32328×8004 HONORIUS David Payne Michael Rodd 2 56.5kg 79
3 8×12643 KINGDOMS (NZ) John O’Shea Craig Williams 1 56.5kg 75
4 x242111x52 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg 82
5 5x4612x776 ROWIE Paul Messara Christian Reith 9 56.5kg 72
6 x3136x3514 LASER FLASH David Payne Nash Rawiller 7 56.5kg 74
7 6x25x83143 SIR DENZEL (NZ) John O’Shea Glyn Schofield 8 56.5kg 74
8 213112 USAINITY (NZ) Murray Baker Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg 82
9 51146×5810 CAMEO Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 54.5kg 85