Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

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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:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 21 58.5kg
2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings John Allen 17 57kg
3 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 18 57kg
4 BUCKHURST (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 9 55kg
5 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 6 55kg
6 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Billy Egan 15 55kg
7 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 11 55kg
8 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Andrew Balding Michael Walker 2 54.5kg
9 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Damian Lane 12 54.5kg
10 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 19 54.5kg
11 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 7 53.5kg
12 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 3 53.5kg
13 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 20 53kg
14 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas William Pike 14 52.5kg
15 TRUE SELF (IRE) Willie Mullins Declan Bates 4 52kg
16 AKTAU (GB) Michael Moroney Daniel Moor 1 51kg
17 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 5 51kg
18 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 16 50.5kg
19e RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees TBA 22 53.5kg
20e SAN HUBERTO (IRE) Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 10 53.5kg
21e OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Zac Spain 8 51.5kg
22e LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman TBA 13 52.5kg