Oakleigh Plate Final Field and Barrier Draw
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
|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|