Toorak Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

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. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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