Favourites draw well in the G1 George Ryder Stakes

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The all-important barrier draw has been finalised for the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.

All eyes were on Forbidden Love and Mo’Unga, and both have drawn well for the $1,000,000 event.

Forbidden Love, who won the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes on the quick back-up after winning the Group 2 Guy Walter has drawn barrier 2 with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

Mo’Unga also drew well for trainer Annabel Neasham, drawing 4 and will be ridden by Tommy Berry. The gelding by Savabeel is two-from-two at the track and will be hoping to go one better after finishing second last start in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.

Converge drew barrier 10 and is a dual acceptor, while Colette drew between Forbidden Love and Mo’Unga in barrier 3.

Another leading contender, Private Eye, was also a winner at the draw, ending up with barrier 1. Regan Bayliss hoping he can steer the four-year-old to turn the tables on Forbidden Love.

2022 G1 George Ryder Stakes Barrier Draw and Final Field:

No.  Horse Trainer  Jockey Barrier Weight
1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Jason Collett 5 59kg
2 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 4 59kg
3 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 1 59kg
4 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 12 59kg
5 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 9 59kg
6 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Jay Ford 8 59kg
7 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham Mark Zahra 11 58.5kg
8 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 3 57kg
9 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 2 57kg


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