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

1SIR DRAGONET (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceGlen Boss159kg
2MIRAGE DANCER (GB)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungDamien Oliver459kg
3THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew ForsmanHugh Bowman1459kg
4SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceMark Zahra959kg
5SOUND (GER)Michael MoroneyCraig Williams859kg
6SPIRIT RIDGE (GB)Mark NewnhamRobbie Dolan659kg
7CHAPADAMichael MoroneyTim Clark759kg
8NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE)Peter G MoodyLuke Nolen1159kg
9ANGEL OF TRUTHMichael, Wayne & John HawkesKerrin McEvoy559kg
10SHRAAOH (IRE)Chris WallerBrenton Avdulla359kg
11MELODY BELLE (NZ)Jamie RichardsJames McDonald1257kg
12SHE’S IDEELBjorn BakerJason Collett1057kg
13TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ)Chris WallerTom Marquand256.5kg
14MIAMI BOUND (NZ)Danny O’BrienMs Rachel King1356.5kg