Australian Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

Australian Cup Barrier Draw Paradee (PA Images)

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

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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