Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Trent Orwin in Caulfield Cup 14 Oct 2020
Anthony Van Dyck has drawn barrier 21 (PA Images)

The final field and barrier draw have been released for Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield with a capacity field of 18 to run in the $5 million feature race.

Aidan O’Brien’s five-year-old entire Anthony Van Dyck has drawn wide for the Caulfield Cup and will begin from the outside barrier unless emergency Raheen House obtains a start. He last raced on September 13 defeating Stradivarius in the Group 2 Prix Foy (2400m) at Longchamp. He wears the number one saddlecloth with Hugh Bowman to ride the entire who carries the topweight of 58.5kg.

The Chris Waller-trained five-year-old mare Verry Elleegant has drawn a middle gate in 11 as she looks to capture another Group 1. She has won the Tancred Stakes (2400m), Winx Stakes (1400m) and Turnbull Stakes (2000m) in her past five starts with Mark Zahra to ride once again.

Master Of Wine has come up with barrier seven with Craig Williams in the saddle. Prepared by Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, Master Of Wine was fourth in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and fifth in the Turnbull; the latter was an ideal Caulfield Cup lead up.

Other notable horses are Finche (barrier nine), Buckhurst (four), Toffee Tongue (17) and Dashing Willoughby (eight).

2020 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw and Final Field:

1ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE)Aidan O’BrienHugh Bowman2158.5kg
2AVILIUS (GB)James CummingsJohn Allen1757kg
3VOW AND DECLAREDanny O’BrienDamien Oliver1857kg
4BUCKHURST (IRE)Joseph O’BrienBen Melham955kg
5MIRAGE DANCER (GB)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungCraig Newitt655kg
6MUSTAJEER (GB)Kris LeesBilly Egan1555kg
7VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)Chris WallerMark Zahra1155kg
8DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)Andrew BaldingMichael Walker254.5kg
9FINCHE (GB)Chris WallerDamian Lane1254.5kg
10PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)Charlie FellowesJamie Kah1954.5kg
11MASTER OF WINE (GER)Michael, Wayne & John HawkesCraig Williams753.5kg
12THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew ForsmanDaniel Stackhouse353.5kg
13WARNINGAnthony & Sam FreedmanLuke Currie2053kg
14DALASANLeon Macdonald & Andrew GluyasWilliam Pike1452.5kg
15TRUE SELF (IRE)Willie MullinsDeclan Bates452kg
16AKTAU (GB)Michael MoroneyDaniel Moor151kg
17TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ)Chris WallerMichael Dee551kg
18CHAPADAMichael MoroneyJye McNeil1650.5kg
19eRAHEEN HOUSE (IRE)Kris LeesTBA2253.5kg
20eSAN HUBERTO (IRE)Matt CumaniFred W Kersley1053.5kg
21eOCEANEX (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Zac Spain851.5kg
22eLE DON DE VIE (GB)Anthony & Sam FreedmanTBA1352.5kg