George Main Stakes Field & Barrier Draw
The barrier draw for Saturday’s Group 1 George Main Stakes was announced on Wednesday morning with a small field of seven set to contest the Royal Randwick feature.
Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller boasts a strong hand in the $500,000 event with four of the seven runners.
Winx Stakes winner Verry Elleegant and runner-up Star Of The Seas lead Waller’s charge from barriers 2 and 3 respectively, and that form has been franked with 3rd placed Fierce Impact taking out the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington last Saturday.
Winx Stakes 4th placegetter Imaging also lines up for Waller from barrier 5 while Tramway Stakes (1400m) runner-up Kolding is the other of Waller’s quartet and will jump from gate 7.
Tramway Stakes winner Dreamforce has come up with the inside gate and is the only runner for trainer John Thompson.
James Cummings fields the other two runners with seven-year-old Avilius coming off a 4th placing in the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) and ATC Oaks winner Colette has her second run this spring following a 2.2-length 10th placing in the Tramway Stakes.
2020 George Main Stakes barrier draw and final field 👇
|1||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||6||59kg|
|2||DREAMFORCE||John Thompson||Nash Rawiller||1||59kg|
|3||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||7||59kg|
|4||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||5||59kg|
|5||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||3||59kg|
|6||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||2||57kg|
|7||COLETTE||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||4||56.5kg|