Sydney Cup field and barrier draw
SYDNEY CUP BARRIER DRAW 2020
A field of 13 has been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Royal Randwick following the barrier draw on Tuesday morning.
The Kris Lees-trained Mustajeer has been allocated top weight of 57.5kg and will be ridden by Nash Rawiller from gate 4 following consecutive runner-up efforts behind Master Of Wine and Verry Elleegant.
Lees also saddles up impressive Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) winner Raheen House and seven-year-old gelding Saunter Boy.
Ciaron Maher and David Eustace also saddle up three runners with 3200m specialist Azuro, last start eye-catcher Yogi and Etah James who most recently finished 4th in the Auckland Cup (3200m).
William Haggas’ Young Rascal comes off a last start victory in the Manion Cup (2400m) and has come up with barrier 10 for jockey Tom Marquand.
2020 Sydney Cup barrier draw and final field:
1. MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees – Nash Rawiller (4) 57.5kg
2. YOUNG RASCAL (FR) William Haggas – Tom Marquand (10) 56kg
3. HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott – Tim Clark (8) 54.5kg
4. RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees – Brenton Avdulla (3) 54kg
5. GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander – Jason Collett (7) 53.5kg
6. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman – Kerrin McEvoy (6) 53.5kg
7. AZURO (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Glyn Schofield (12) 53kg
8. YOGI (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Jean Van Overmeire (a) (2) 52.5kg
9. ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell – TBA (13) 52.5kg
10. ETAH JAMES (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Glen Boss (9) 51kg
11. SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith – Ms Rachel King (11) 51kg
12. SAUNTER BOY (FR) Kris Lees – Jay Ford (5) 51kg
13. CORNCRAKE (GB) Matthew Smith – Ms Kathy O’Hara (1) 51kg