Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
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:
|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|