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. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller TBA 2 59kg
2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Nash Rawiller 7 59kg
3 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace TBA 3 59kg
4 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 9 59kg
5 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Tom Marquand 1 59kg
6 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller TBA 4 57kg
7 COLETTE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 8 57kg
8 FUNSTAR Chris Waller TBA 5 57kg
9 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller TBA 6 57kg