Vinery Stud Stakes field and barrier draw
The battle resumes between Funstar and Probabeel in Saturday’s Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens with the barrier draw being declared on Wednesday.
Funstar had the wood on Probabeel in the spring with the pair finishing 1st and 2nd in the Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and Flight Stakes (1600m), while Probabeel hit back first-up this autumn defeating Funstar in the Surround Stakes (1400m).
Funstar then led throughout to defeat Probabeel in the Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) last start, and we again see a clash between the heavyweight fillies.
As well as Funstar, leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller saddles up Subpoenaed and Nudge, with the former having recently finished 3rd to Asiago who also lines up in opposition on Saturday.
2020 Vinery Stud Stakes barrier draw and final field:
1. FUNSTAR Chris Waller – James McDonald (8) 56kg
2. PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards – Kerrin McEvoy (6) 56kg
3. MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden – Brenton Avdulla (7) 56kg
4. FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Tom Marquand (10) 56kg
5. ASIAGO James Cummings – Hugh Bowman (13) 56kg
6. SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller – Tommy Berry (5) 56kg
7. OF THORNS Kris Lees – TBA (3) 56kg
8. NUDGE Chris Waller – Nash Rawiller (1) 56kg
9. SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott – Adam Hyeronimus (4) 56kg
10. CONTRITION (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) – Sam Clipperton (11) 56kg
11. ASPECT RATIO John Sargent – Tim Clark (2) 56kg
12. LOVE ME QUIETLY John Ramsey – Robbie Dolan (a) (9) 56kg
13. STRANGE CHARM Anthony Cummings – Jean Van Overmeire (a) (12) 56kg