Oakleigh Plate Final Field and Barrier Draw

Oakleigh Plate Barrier Draw Dirty Work (PA Images)

The Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) barrier draw was announced on Wednesday morning with a capacity field of 18 sprinters racing at Caulfield on Saturday.

Barrier four looks ideal for the Phillip Stokes-trained four-year-old gelding Ancestry who chases a fifth-straight win. He has won once from three attempts when fresh and jockey Michael Poy continues his association with the gelding.

Three-year-old colt Anders will have to cover extra ground early after receiving barrier 17. A winner of four races from 10 starts, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained colt looks to get his career back on track after running last in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). Carrying just 50kg will help the speedy colt who was a dominant winner of both the Listed Rosebud (1100m) and Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) in August.

Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes train four-year-old entire Dirty Work. He was last seen running third in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at The Valley. Prior to that, Dirty Work captured the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Dirty Work will have Kerrin McEvoy riding from barrier one with 57kg in the event.

Zoutori drew barrier seven, Standout has barrier 15 and Hanseatic has come up with gate 18.

2021 Oakleigh Plate Barrier Draw and Final Field

1ZOUTORIMathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraMs Jamie Kah758kg
2DIRTY WORKMichael, Wayne & John HawkesKerrin McEvoy157kg
3KEMALPASARichard & Chantelle JollyDamian Lane1057kg
4STANDOUTGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouDamien Oliver1555.5kg
5MIZZYAnthony CummingsMark Zahra1654.5kg
6ANCESTRYPhillip StokesMichael Poy453.5kg
7CELEBRITY QUEENGrant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike353.5kg
8BOLD STARGordon RichardsPatrick Moloney1252.5kg
9BROOKLYN HUSTLEJason Warren & Dean KrongoldJye McNeil1452kg
10GARNERGordon RichardsDaniel Moor252kg
11HOW WOMANTICCiaron Maher & David EustaceLachlan Neindorf (a)1152kg
12PROPHET’S THUMBAnthony & Sam FreedmanDean Yendall1352kg
13RIDING THE WAVELindsey SmithWill Price (a)852kg
14SWORD OF MERCYMathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDean Holland652kg
15PORTLAND SKYMatt LaurieTeodore Nugent (a)550kg
16HANSEATICAnthony & Sam FreedmanDamien Thornton1850kg
17RANTING (NZ)Leon & Troy CorstensMichael Dee950kg
18ANDERSCiaron Maher & David EustaceGlen Boss1750kg