Spring Champion Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Spring Champion Stakes 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:

1CHERRY TORTONIPatrick PayneTBA456.5kg
2GLOBAL QUESTChris WallerGlen Boss956.5kg
3LOVE TAPRichard & Michael FreedmanNash Rawiller1456.5kg
4STREET DANCERAnthony CummingsRegan Bayliss1556.5kg
5BUCHARESTChris WallerJames McDonald356.5kg
6LION’S ROAR (NZ)John O’SheaBrenton Avdulla756.5kg
7ACHIEVERChris WallerTBA1056.5kg
8ALBARADO (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungTim Clark1156.5kg
9CHOIRJames CummingsMs Rachel King256.5kg
10WERTHEIMER (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungTommy Berry856.5kg
11SOCRATES (NZ)John O’SheaKerrin McEvoy556.5kg
12GORSHINAnthony CummingsMs Louise Day (a)656.5kg
13MONTEFILIADavid PayneJason Collett154.5kg
14MIRAVALLEMark NewnhamJoshua Parr1354.5kg
15eFAVREAU (NZ)John SargentSam Clipperton1256.5kg