Tancred Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field
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
|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|