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:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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
7 ACHIEVER Chris Waller TBA 10 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