Toorak Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw
The final field and barrier draw have been released for Saturday’s Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield with 15 runners competing.
Ciaron Maher and David Eustace’s five-year-old gelding Junipal shoots for a hat-trick of wins after drawing barrier nine for the Toorak Handicap. Junipal will be ridden by John Allen and carries 55.5kg in the race. Junipal has won a pair of Open Handicaps over 1600m and 1700m at his last two starts.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained I Am Superman has gate seven with Mark Zahra to pilot. He is also chasing three-straight wins and his latest was in the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Superstorm will carry the same 57.5kg as I Am Superman but has drawn much wider in barrier 13. Willie Pike rides for Grant and Alana Williams with the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) runner up looking to return to form after a poor preparation to date.
Buffalo River has drawn well in barrier five with Craig Williams to ride.
2020 Toorak Handicap barrier draw and final field:
|1||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes||Jamie Kah||2||59kg|
|2||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||6||58.5kg|
|3||SO SI BON||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Luke Nolen||12||58kg|
|4||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||7||57.5kg|
|5||SUPERSTORM||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||13||57.5kg|
|6||CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB)||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||3||57kg|
|7||MANDELA EFFECT||Scott Brunton||Craig Newitt||8||56.5kg|
|8||REYKJAVIK||Lindsey Smith||Dean Yendall||14||56.5kg|
|9||ACHERNAR STAR||Lindsey Smith||Jamie Mott||1||56kg|
|10||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||Sam Kavanagh||Jye McNeil||10||56kg|
|11||SIRCCONI||Nick Ryan||Daniel Stackhouse||11||56kg|
|12||AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||15||55.5kg|
|13||JUNIPAL||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||9||55.5kg|
|14||HARLECH (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Michael Dee||4||54.5kg|
|15||BUFFALO RIVER (USA)||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||5||53kg|