Duais Draws Outside Gate in Queen Elizabeth Stakes Bid

Nic Ashman Nic Ashman

Champion mare Verry Elleegant has drawn barrier seven in her bid to go one better that she has in the two previous editions of the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

After an indifferent run first-up, Verry Elleegant bounced back with a barnstorming victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes but was beaten last time out in the Ranvet Stakes as the $1.24 favourite.

Three-year-old star Anamoe drew gate five and will be partnered by Tommy Berry.

All Star Mile winner Zaaki will start from gate three with Jamie Kah sticking with the import.

Tancred Stakes winner Duais was a late consideration for many punters after trainer Ed Cummings chose the QE over Sydney Cup and his mare will jump from gate nine.

2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

No.  Horse  Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 4 59kg
2 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 3 59kg
3 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 6 59kg
4 MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 59kg
5 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 1 59kg
6 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 7 57kg
7 DUAIS Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 9 57kg
8 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 2 57kg
9 ANAMOE James Cummings Tommy Berry 5 55.5kg