Tancred Stakes final field and barrier draw
Ranvet Stakes placegetters Verry Elleegant and Avilius head a field of nine stayers in Saturday’s Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
The pair finished behind the William Haggas-prepared Addeybb with Verry Elleegant pushing the international raider to withing half a length while Avilius was a distant 5.8 lengths away.
Avilius aims for back-to-back victories in the Tancred Stakes while Verry Elleegant is also a Group 1 winner at the distance last autumn when taking out the Australian Oaks.
Kris Lees saddles up a strong trio of contenders in the $1.5 million event with Mustajeer, Danceteria and Mugatoo flying the stable flag.
2020 Tancred Stakes barrier draw and final field:
1. AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings – Hugh Bowman (4) 59kg
2. MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees – Nash Rawiller (2) 59kg
3. DANCETERIA (FR) Kris Lees – Brenton Avdulla (7) 59kg
4. SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Tom Marquand (8) 59kg
5. MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young – Tommy Berry (1) 59kg
6. MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees – Kerrin McEvoy (9) 59kg
7. ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell – Glen Boss (5) 58.5kg
8. CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden – Tim Clark (3) 58.5kg
9. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller – James McDonald (6) 56.5kg