Australian Guineas Final Field and Barrier Draw
Former Blue Diamond Stakes (1600m) winner Tagaloa returned to form last start with a one-length win in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m). Trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, the three-year-old colt will have jockey Luke Currie riding. Tagaloa drew barrier 10 for the Australian Guineas.
The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained three-year-old filly Zou Dancer has come up with gate eight. Zou Dancer has won her past two starts, including a massive 4.75-length victory in the Group 3 The TAB Vanity (1400m).
Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) and Caulfield Guineas (1600m) winner Ole Kirk will need to overcome a lacklustre performance in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) where he ran eighth when beaten 6.5 lengths. The Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained colt will also need to overcome a bad barrier after being dealt 15.
Aysar has drawn two while Cherry Tortoni had no luck drawing the widest barrier for the $1 million race.
2021 Australian Guineas Barrier Draw and Final Field
|1||OLE KIRK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Kerrin McEvoy||15||57kg|
|2||TAGALOA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Luke Currie||10||57kg|
|3||AYSAR||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Damian Lane||2||57kg|
|4||CHERRY TORTONI||Patrick Payne||Billy Egan||17||57kg|
|5||DOM TO SHOOT||Sean & Jake Casey||William Pike||7||57kg|
|6||LUNAR FOX||Paul Preusker||Michael Dee||6||57kg|
|7||GRANDSLAM||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||16||57kg|
|8||POLAND||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||1||57kg|
|9||BELTORO||Robert Hickmott||Jack Hill||3||57kg|
|10||EMBOLISM||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||14||57kg|
|11||IT’SOURTIME||Danny O’Brien||Ben Allen||12||57kg|
|12||JET PROPULSION||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||11||57kg|
|13||CAMBOURNE||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Mark Zahra||9||57kg|
|14||IRONEDGE||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Walker||5||57kg|
|15||HERE TO SHOCK (NZ)||Brent Stanley||Luke Nolen||4||57kg|
|16||ZOU DANCER||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ms Jamie Kah||8||55kg|
|17e||LOFTY STAR||Julius Sandhu||TBA||13||57kg|