Oakleigh Plate 2013 Weights – Barakey To Carry 57kg

February 19th, 2013

Barakey has been handed 57 kilograms for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate, which will run at Caulfield racecourse this Saturday February 23, 2013.

The weight means that he will have only a one kilogram advantage over Ortenisa and last year’s winner Woorim.


Ortensia will carry just 1kg more than Barakey in the 2013 Oakleigh Plate. Picture by Taron Clarke.

Ortenisa, who will be having her first race start in Australia since winning Group 1 races in both Dubai and England last year, will be well poised to put an end to Barakey’s unbeaten career record in the 2013 Oakleigh Plate.

Barakey has won all 11 of his career starts and has earned more than $650,000 in prize money.

The 2013 Oakleigh Plate will mark the first time he runs on the east coast and his second attempt at Group 1 racing.

He won his most recent start in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes in impressive fashion at Ascot last November.

Trainer Jim Taylor admitted he was expecting Ortensia and Woorim to be weighted more heavily by the handicapper in the 2013 Oakleigh Plate.

“I thought we (Barakey) would be two kilos off Ortensia because we were seven points under her, but they dropped her a point and she is allowed two kilos because she is a mare,” Taylor said.

“The biggest issue for us will be the barrier because in a capacity field like that you are going to need a good draw.”

The final field and barrier draw for the 2013 Oakleigh Plate will be released tomorrow.

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2013 Oakleigh Plate Weights

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 ORTENSIA Paul Messara 1 58kg 113
2 WOORIM Robert Heathcote 2 58kg 109
3 BARAKEY Jim P Taylor 3 57kg 107
4 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan 5 56kg 105
5 SEA LORD Stephen Brown 6 55.5kg 104
6 ADEBISI Desleigh Forster 7 55kg 103
7 FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan 8 55kg 103
8 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon 4 54.5kg 106
9 FREERETURN Jason Warren 9 53.5kg 100
10 AVOID LIGHTNING David Jolly 13 52.5kg 97
11 CANALI Stephen Brown 12 52.5kg 98
12 EIGHT BILLS Troy Portelli 19 52.5kg 88
13 KARUTA QUEEN Peter G Moody 10 52.5kg 99
14 MRS ONASSIS Gerald Ryan 14 52.5kg 97
15 RESCUE MISSION (NZ) Anthony Freedman 17 52.5kg 94
16 SHANGHAI WARRIOR Pat Hyland 11 52.5kg 98
17 SOLSAY Michael Kent 21 52.5kg 81
18 UNANIMOUSLY Matthew Dale 16 52.5kg 95
19 UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh 15 52.5kg 96
20 WHITLAM Kris Lees 20 52.5kg 82
21 LANKAN RUPEE Mick Price 22 50.5kg 78
22 SHAMAL WIND Robert Smerdon 18 50.5kg 88