Robert Sangster Stakes field & barrier draw
Three-time Group 1-winning mare Sunlight has been dealt a blow at the TAB Classic (Robert Sangster Stakes) barrier draw and has copped barrier 16.
The four-year-old daughter of Zoustar resumed this campaign with a 2nd placing behind local sprinting star Gytrash in the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m).
Will Clarken’s speedy mare Bella Vella has also drawn wide in gate 13 which should ensure the fillies and mares feature is run at a genuine tempo.
Gutsy two-year-old filly Away Game has drawn ideally in gate 4 with just 47kg on her back as she takes on the older horses.
Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have asked a lot of Away Game with this being her eighth run across four states in her first campaign.
Robert Sangster Stakes field & barriers:
1. SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy – Barend Vorster (16) 56.5kg
2. I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer – Dom Tourneur (5) 56.5kg
3. SAVATIANO James Cummings – Jason Holder (9) 56.5kg
4. MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller – TBA (10) 56.5kg
5. TELEPLAY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Shayne Cahill (2) 56.5kg
6. BAM’S ON FIRE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Jake Toeroek (6) 56.5kg
7. SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig – Ethan Brown (15) 56.5kg
8. HUMMA HUMMA John McArdle – TBA (11) 56.5kg
9. EMBRACE ME (NZ) Danny O’Brien – John Allen (17) 56.5kg
10. BELLA VELLA Will Clarken – Todd Pannell (13) 56.5kg
11. AMBERDI Sue Jaensch – Paul Gatt (8) 56.5kg
12. EVERYDAY LADY Will Clarken – TBA (18) 56.5kg
13. STREET ICON Kevin Corstens – Ryan Hurdle (3) 56.5kg
14. BEAUTIFUL FLYER Mick Kluske – Justin Potter (14) 56.5kg
15. LYRE Anthony Freedman – Damien Thornton (12) 55kg
16. AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Dean Holland (4) 47kg
17e. MYSTERY LOVE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) – Zac Spain (7) 56.5kg
18e. KENYAN WONDER Ryan Balfour – Caitlin Jones (a) (1) 56.5kg