Flight Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

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Flight Stakes barrier draw Dame Giselle has drawn barrier one (PA Images)

A final field of seven has been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick after the barrier draw was completed on Wednesday morning.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained three-year-old filly Dame Giselle has drawn the inside barrier for the Flight Stakes. Dame Giselle has won all three races this campaign.

She kicked off her prep on August 22 when capturing the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m). Dame Giselle then defeated Hungry Heart by a half-length in both the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m).

Hungry Heart looks to turn the tables when she begins from barrier four. She will be third up from a spell when she contests the Flight Stakes; at her first preparation as a two-year-old, Hungry Heart finished fifth in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) which was her third and final run that campaign.

Montefilia for trainer David Payne has drawn barrier six and Vangelic for trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will begin from barrier three.

Joviality, Miravalle and Alighted round out the Flight Stakes field.

2020 Flight Stakes barrier draw and final field ?

1 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 1 56kg
2 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 4 56kg
3 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 56kg
4 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 6 56kg
5 JOVIALITY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5 56kg
6 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 7 56kg
7 ALIGHTED Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 2 56kg