Sires’ barrier draw favours Slipper winner

Nic Ashman Nic Ashman
Fireburn wins the Golden Slipper (Image source:

Golden Slipper winner Fireburn will start from barrier four as she aims to become the first filly since the turn of the century to win the Golden Slipper – ATC Sires Produce double.

Fireburn came from well back to snare a second Golden Slipper for Gary Portelli and will give Brenton Avdulla his first Sires’ win should she prevail in Saturday’s $1 million juvenile feature.

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Daumier was fourth in the Slipper and has drawn barrier 11 in the 13-horse field while fellow Victorian Letsrollthedice will jump from gate 7 with Damian Lane in the saddle.

The Danny O’Brien-trained galloper ran fast time on a bog track first-up at Bendigo then improved to win at Group 2 level last time in the VRC Sires Produce. Yosei finished third in the VRC Sires Produce before winning the ATC version in 2010.

An interesting runner is Warby, who was second on debut in the Listed Black Opal down in Canberra and will go straight to Group 1 level with John Allen in the pigskin.

2022 Inglis Sires’ Field & Barrier Draw

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 DAUMIER Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 11 56.5kg
2 SHALATIN Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 1 56.5kg
3 LET’SROLLTHEDICE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 7 56.5kg
4 COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 13 56.5kg
5 MILLANE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 56.5kg
6 MAN IN THE MIRROR Annabel Neasham Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg
7 MAGIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 8 56.5kg
8 WARBY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 10 56.5kg
9 WEALTHY INVESTOR Damien Lane 9 56.5kg
10 SHOWCOURT Chris Waller James McDonald 5 56.5kg
11 BROSNAN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 4 56.5kg
12 FIREBURN Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 6 54.5kg
13 SHE’S EXTREME Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 12 54.5kg