Darley Sprint Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

Darley Sprint Classic Barrier Draw Defending champion Nature Strip (PA Images)

The final field and barrier draw have been released for Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington with a field of 10 sprinters competing for $1.5 million.

Defending champion Nature Strip has drawn barrier nine as he looks to win for the first time this preparation. Chris Waller’s six-year-old gelding was being touted as one of the best sprinters in the world but has failed to deliver so far this campaign. He finished seventh in the $15 million The Everest (1200m) in his most recent run.

Six-year-old mare Fabergino will jump from barrier 10 following a second placing in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) won by Graff who has gate one for the Darley Sprint Classic.

Bivouac has barrier six as he looks to go one better following his runner up performance in The Everest. Gytrash who ran third in the race has franked the form by winning last start.

2020 Darley Sprint Classic Barrier Draw and Final Field:

1SANTA ANA LANEAnthony & Sam FreedmanBen Melham758.5kg
2NATURE STRIPChris WallerJames McDonald958.5kg
3BIVOUACJames CummingsGlen Boss658.5kg
4HEY DOCTony & Calvin McEvoyLuke Currie358.5kg
5GRAFFDanny O’BrienDamian Lane158.5kg
6ZOUTORIMathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraJamie Kah458.5kg
7STANDOUTGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouTBA858.5kg
8TOFANE (NZ)Michael MoroneyJye McNeil256.5kg
9LIBERTINIAnthony CummingsDamien Oliver556.5kg
10FABERGINOTiarnna RobertsonJordan Childs1056.5kg

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