Mackinnon Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Mackinnon Stakes Barrier Draw Arcadia Queen has drawn barrier five (PA Images)

The final field and barrier draw have been released for Saturday’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington with a field of 10 set to run.

Grant and Alana Williams prepare five-year-old mare Arcadia Queen who has drawn barrier five for the Mackinnon Stakes. Two starts ago she won the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) defeating Russian Camelot. Arcadia Queen then ran fifth, beaten 3.8 lengths in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m).

New Zealand star mare Melody Belle returns and will have barrier six. Trained by Jamie Richards, Melody Belle won back to back Group 1 features back home in New Zealand in October.

Last start Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) winner Shout The Bar has drawn the outside barrier in the field of 10 with Damien Oliver to ride once again.

2020 Mackinnon Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field:

1HARLEM (GB)Tom Dabernig & Ben HayesCraig Williams159kg
2FIFTY STARS (IRE)Tom Dabernig & Ben HayesJohn Allen859kg
3MR QUICKIEPhillip StokesTBA359kg
4MIRAGE DANCER (GB)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungMichael Dee759kg
5MUGATOO (IRE)Kris LeesHugh Bowman959kg
6SKYWARD (FR)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungGlen Boss459kg
7DALASANLeon Macdonald & Andrew GluyasJamie Kah258.5kg
8MELODY BELLE (NZ)Jamie RichardsJye McNeil657kg
9ARCADIA QUEENGrant & Alana WilliamsDamian Lane557kg
10SHOUT THE BARGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottDamien Oliver1056.5kg


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