Coolmore Classic field and barrier draw
The final field and barrier draw for Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens has been declared with a field of 16 to line up.
Trainer Kris Lees met with mixed results at the barrier draw, and while last year’s runner-up El Dorado Dreaming and Delectation Girl have drawn fairly in barriers 4 and 2 respectively, top weight Invincible Gem has drawn the outside gate (16) and Miss Fabulass has come up with barrier 12.
Chris Waller has three mares engaged in the $600,000 feature with Sweet Scandal and Noire drawing wide in barriers 15 and 14 and Fiesta jumping from gate 7.
Hawkes Racing sends two last start winners into the fillies and mares Group 1 with Slyvia’s Mother aiming for a hat-trick of wins this campaign while Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) winner Dawn Dawn tackles Group 1 company for the first time.
Sweet Deal was edged out by Dawn Dawn last start and will be looking to emulate the deeds of Dixie Blossoms who was runner-up in the Guy Walter before taking out the Coolmore Classic last year.
2020 Coolmore Classic field and barrier draw:
1. INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees – Ms Rachel King (16) 58kg
2. SWEET DEAL John Thompson – Nash Rawiller (9) 57.5kg
3. DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – TBA (10) 56.5kg
4. EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees – Jason Collett (4) 55.5kg
5. POHUTUKAWA James Cummings – James McDonald (6) 55.5kg
6. CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott – Tim Clark (5) 55kg
7. SYLVIA’S MOTHER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – TBA (8) 55kg
8. DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees – Andrew Mallyon (2) 54.5kg
9. NOIRE Chris Waller – TBA (14) 54.5kg
10. OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) – Michael Walker (11) 54.5kg
11. SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig – Tom Marquand (3) 54.5kg
12. MISS FABULASS Kris Lees – Kerrin McEvoy (12) 54kg
13. FIESTA Chris Waller – TBA (7) 53kg
14. SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller – Robbie Dolan (a) (15) 52kg
15. BENITOITE Clinton McDonald – Andrew Adkins (1) 51kg
16. ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young – Jay Ford (13) 50kg