Field of 8 declared for Futurity Stakes

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A small field has been declared for the Futurity Stakes but the weight-for-age Group One race is not lacking in quality.

New Zealand star Melody Belle has barrier three for her first start of 2020 as she chases her 11th Group One win while Caulfield Guineas-winning colt Super Seth is set to jump from just outside the mare in barrier four in Saturday’s 1400m race at Caulfield.

Super Seth is the only three-year-old in the field while Epsom Handicap and Golden Eagle winner Kolding has barrier five for what will be his first Melbourne start.

Nine-year-old Black Heart Bart, who won the Futurity three years ago, has the outside draw while four-year-old Wild Planet has barrier one.

2020 Futurity Stakes field and barriers:

1. KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller – Glen Boss (5) 59kg
2. BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith – Brad Rawiller (8) 59kg
3. STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols – Ben Melham (7) 59kg
4. WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – Dwayne Dunn (1) 59kg
5. KAZIO Colin Little – TBA (6) 59kg
6. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig – Damien Oliver (2) 58.5kg
7. MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards – Opie Bosson (3) 57kg
8. SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman – Mark Zahra (4) 55.5kg