Queen Elizabeth Stakes field and barrier draw
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Draw 2020
The barrier draw for Saturday’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick has been announced with a field of 13 set to line up.
Last start Ranvet Stakes (2000m) winner Addeybb has drawn the inside gate and will be aiming to capture a Group 1 double Down Under.
The William Haggas-prepared son of Pivotal outgunned Verry Elleegant in the Ranvet and that mare demolished her Tancred Stakes rivals winning by 4.5 lengths from Mustajeer.
Verry Elleegant jumps alongside in barrier 2 but will be without regular hoop James McDonald who jumps aboard Japanese raider Danon Premium.
The son of Deep Impact brings extremely strong form to Australia having defeated 2019 Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux in the Group 2 Kinko Sho (2000m) as well as finishing runner-up to Japanese star Almond Eye in the Group 1 Tenno Sho (2000m).
Melbourne Cup hero Vow And Declare rates among the top local chances having resumed with a 3rd placing in the Australian Cup (2000m), and he’s drawn fairly in barrier 6 for Glen Boss.
The in-form Master Of Wine aims for five wins in a row and has come up with the outside gate (13).
Jamie Richards’ star duo, Te Akau Shark and Melody Belle, have drawn barriers 8 and 4 respectively and it should be noted rider Opie Bosson has opted to stick with Te Akau Shark.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes barrier draw and final field:
1. DANON PREMIUM (JPN) Mitsumasa Nakauchida – James McDonald (3) 59kg
2. ADDEYBB (IRE) William Haggas – Tom Marquand (1) 59kg
3. HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster – Sam Clipperton (7) 59kg
4. TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards – Opie Bosson (8) 59kg
5. VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien – Glen Boss (6) 59kg
6. KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller – TBA (5) 59kg
7. GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams – TBA (9) 59kg
8. KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller – Joshua Parr (11) 59kg
9. IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller – TBA (10) 59kg
10. MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – Tim Clark (13) 59kg
11. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller – Jason Collett (12) 59kg
12. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller – Nash Rawiller (2) 57kg
13. MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards – Kerrin McEvoy (4) 57kg