Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw favours reigning champ

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Winterbottom Stakes field Elite Street has drawn barrier 10 (Image: Perth Racing Facebook)

Reigning Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) winner Elite Street has drawn well in barrier 10 for Saturday’s feature sprint at Ascot Racecourse. Continue reading to see the Winterbottom Stakes field for 2021.

The Daniel Morton-trained five-year-old gelding Elite Street captured the Winterbottom Stakes 12 months ago defeating Celebrity Queen and Rock Magic. He was not favoured for the race as he was sent out as a $31 chance; odds on favourite Trekking finished in fourth place.

Elite Street enters Saturday’s Winterbottom Stakes with a three-race winning streak.

He was victorious in the Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) first up from a spell before capturing the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1000m) and Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m).

Brad Rawiller will continue his association with the gelding as they seek back-to-back Winterbottom Stakes wins.

Stablemate Wilchino is a five-year-old mare who has drawn barrier one and she will be looking to lead in the race.

Wilchino will be ridden by Chris Parnham and is the winner of eight from 11. She has won six straight races as she continues to race through the grades.

William Pike will need to weave some of his magic after the Grant and Alana Williams-trained four-year-old mare Graceful Girl drew barrier 18.

She was runner up behind Elite Street in the Colonel Reeves Stakes after racing from last into second place. Prior to that excellent run, Graceful Girl was eighth behind Wilchino over 1000m.

See below for the full Winterbottom Stakes field.

Winterbottom Stakes Field 2021

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 ROCK MAGIC Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 7 58.5kg
2 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 10 58.5kg
3 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 11 58.5kg
4 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey Jordan Turner 8 58.5kg
5 MONEY MATTERS Chris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples 6 58.5kg
6 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 12 58.5kg
7 OUTRAGEOUS Luke Fernie Ms Lucy Warwick 14 58.5kg
8 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 13 58.5kg
9 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 15 58.5kg
10 CAROCAPO Jim Taylor Jason Brown 3 58.5kg
11 ISEERED ISEERED Luke Fernie Mitchell Pateman 5 58.5kg
12 LONG BEACH Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 9 58.5kg
13 RIVER BEAU Bruce Watkins Jason Whiting 17 58.5kg
14 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Troy Turner 4 56.5kg
15 GRACEFUL GIRL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 18 56.5kg
16 WILCHINO Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 1 56.5kg
17e TRIPLE MISSILE Lindsey Smith TBA 16 58.5kg
18e ALL DAY SESSION Ashley Maley TBA 2 58.5kg