Tancred Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field

Tancred Stakes Barrier Draw Toffee Tongue (PA Images)

The Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) barrier draw was announced on Wednesday morning with a final field of 14 runners for Saturday’s weight for age feature at Rosehill Gardens.

Melody Belle won her 14th Group 1 race on March 13 when capturing the Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie. Prepared by Jamie Richards, the six-year-old New Zealand mare captured the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) on Australian soil back in 2019. She is chasing her second Group 1 in Australia and has drawn barrier 12 for the Tancred Stakes.

Cox Plate (2040m) winner Sir Dragonet has had three runs this campaign with a best result being a fourth-placed run in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) won by Verry Elleegant. Ciaron Maher and David Eustace train the five-year-old entire who will be ridden by Glen Boss from barrier one.

Angel Of Truth has come up with gate five while Toffee Tongue has drawn barrier two.

2021 Tancred Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 1 59kg
2 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 4 59kg
3 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 14 59kg
4 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 9 59kg
5 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 8 59kg
6 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 6 59kg
7 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Tim Clark 7 59kg
8 NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 59kg
9 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg
10 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 59kg
11 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 12 57kg
12 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 10 57kg
13 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Tom Marquand 2 56.5kg
14 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ms Rachel King 13 56.5kg