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

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Jamie Kah 7 58kg
2 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 1 57kg
3 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Damian Lane 10 57kg
4 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Damien Oliver 15 55.5kg
5 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Mark Zahra 16 54.5kg
6 ANCESTRY Phillip Stokes Michael Poy 4 53.5kg
7 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 53.5kg
8 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Patrick Moloney 12 52.5kg
9 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Jye McNeil 14 52kg
10 GARNER Gordon Richards Daniel Moor 2 52kg
11 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Lachlan Neindorf (a) 11 52kg
12 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Dean Yendall 13 52kg
13 RIDING THE WAVE Lindsey Smith Will Price (a) 8 52kg
14 SWORD OF MERCY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Holland 6 52kg
15 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Teodore Nugent (a) 5 50kg
16 HANSEATIC Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 18 50kg
17 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Michael Dee 9 50kg
18 ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 17 50kg