Spring Champion Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
A final field of 15 has been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick after the barrier draw was completed on Wednesday morning.
The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained three-year-old gelding Love Trap has drawn a wide gate in 14 with jockey Nash Rawiller in the saddle. Unbeaten in four starts, Love Tap has won three times as an odds-on favourite, including a dominant 4.35-length win as a $1.07 chance at Goulburn over 1500m. He then came away with a 1.8-length win in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill Gardens on September 26.
David Payne’s three-year-old filly Montefilia captured the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick on October 3. She will be on the quick back up to tackle the Spring Champion Stakes where she has drawn barrier one with Jason Collett to ride.
The James Cummings-trained three-year-old colt Choir draws alongside Montefilia in barrier two with jockey Rachel King to ride.
2020 Spring Champion Stakes barrier draw and final field:
|1||CHERRY TORTONI||Patrick Payne||TBA||4||56.5kg|
|2||GLOBAL QUEST||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||9||56.5kg|
|3||LOVE TAP||Richard & Michael Freedman||Nash Rawiller||14||56.5kg|
|4||STREET DANCER||Anthony Cummings||Regan Bayliss||15||56.5kg|
|5||BUCHAREST||Chris Waller||James McDonald||3||56.5kg|
|6||LION’S ROAR (NZ)||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||7||56.5kg|
|8||ALBARADO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Tim Clark||11||56.5kg|
|9||CHOIR||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||2||56.5kg|
|10||WERTHEIMER (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Tommy Berry||8||56.5kg|
|11||SOCRATES (NZ)||John O’Shea||Kerrin McEvoy||5||56.5kg|
|12||GORSHIN||Anthony Cummings||Ms Louise Day (a)||6||56.5kg|
|13||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Jason Collett||1||54.5kg|
|14||MIRAVALLE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||13||54.5kg|
|15e||FAVREAU (NZ)||John Sargent||Sam Clipperton||12||56.5kg|