Chipping Norton Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

Chipping Norton Stakes barrier draw Verry Elleegant has drawn barrier four (PA Images)

The Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) barrier draw was announced on Wednesday morning with a field of nine set to compete at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Trainer Chris Waller will have four of the nine runners engaged and five-year-old mare Verry Elleegant has drawn perfectly in barrier four. She will be ridden by James McDonald who rode her first up from a spell when third in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m).

Kolding was second in the Apollo Stakes and comes up with barrier two. He has been runner up at his last two starts, which includes the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m).

Apollo Stakes winner Colette for trainer James Cummings will meet the Waller duo once again. Rachel King retains the ride with the four-year-old mare looking for a hat-trick of wins. She won the $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens in October.

Funstar has come up with gate five and Master Of Wine will be the widest starter from barrier nine with Tommy Berry in the saddle.

2021 Chipping Norton Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field

No.HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1KOLDING (NZ)Chris WallerTBA259kg
2AVILIUS (GB)James CummingsNash Rawiller759kg
3SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceTBA359kg
4MASTER OF WINE (GER)Michael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry959kg
5PRINCE FAWAZAnthony CummingsTom Marquand159kg
6VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)Chris WallerTBA457kg
7COLETTEJames CummingsMs Rachel King857kg
8FUNSTARChris WallerTBA557kg
9TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ)Chris WallerTBA657kg