Australian Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw
The Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) barrier draw will be declared at 9:30am on March 2, 2022.
See below for the 2021 Australian Cup barrier draw and assessment.
Defending Australian Cup winner Fifty Stars has come up with barrier three as he embarks on a chance to secure back-to-back Cups for trainers Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes. John Allen will ride the six-year-old entire and he has ridden him in all but one start since winning the 2020 Australian Cup.
Fifty Stars has gradually been building for Saturday’s feature and was second in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) last start.
A hat-trick of wins for Danny O’Brien’s four-year-old mare Paradee has her primed for the race; she won the Magic Millions Open Handicap (1800m) two starts ago before winning the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m).
Paradee has come up with gate one with Craig Williams in the saddle.
Shared Ambition has drawn barrier two and Steel Prince has come up with barrier 11.
2021 Australian Cup Barrier Draw and Final Field
|1||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||12||59kg|
|2||HARLEM (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Michael Walker||7||59kg|
|3||FIFTY STARS (IRE)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||John Allen||3||59kg|
|4||HOMESMAN (USA)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jye McNeil||14||59kg|
|5||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Damien Oliver||15||59kg|
|6||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||13||59kg|
|7||BEST OF DAYS (GB)||James Cummings||Luke Nolen||17||59kg|
|8||STEEL PRINCE (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Ms Jamie Kah||11||59kg|
|9||CHAPADA||Michael Moroney||Daniel Stackhouse||9||59kg|
|10||PLATOON||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||10||59kg|
|11||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||Chris Waller||Mark Zahra||2||59kg|
|12||DEFIBRILLATE (NZ)||Patrick Payne||Billy Egan||4||59kg|
|13||SAN HUBERTO (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Dean Yendall||6||59kg|
|14||NONCONFORMIST||Grahame Begg||Luke Currie||16||59kg|
|15||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||8||57kg|
|16||MISS SISKA||Matthew Smith||Michael Dee||5||57kg|
|17||PARADEE||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||1||57kg|