Toorak Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

Trent Orwin in Toorak Handicap 7 Oct 2020
Toorak Handicap Barrier Draw Mr Quickie has drawn barrier two (PA Images)

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:

No.HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1MR QUICKIEPhillip StokesJamie Kah259kg
2CASCADIAN (GB)James CummingsDamien Oliver658.5kg
3SO SI BONTom Dabernig & Ben HayesLuke Nolen1258kg
4I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)Peter & Paul SnowdenMark Zahra757.5kg
5SUPERSTORMGrant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike1357.5kg
6CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB)Kris LeesHugh Bowman357kg
7MANDELA EFFECTScott BruntonCraig Newitt856.5kg
8REYKJAVIKLindsey SmithDean Yendall1456.5kg
9ACHERNAR STARLindsey SmithJamie Mott156kg
10SIKANDARABAD (IRE)Sam KavanaghJye McNeil1056kg
11SIRCCONINick RyanDaniel Stackhouse1156kg
12AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ)Mathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDamian Lane1555.5kg
13JUNIPALCiaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen955.5kg
14HARLECH (NZ)Michael MoroneyMichael Dee454.5kg
15BUFFALO RIVER (USA)Michael MoroneyCraig Williams553kg