14-strong field for Chipping Norton Stakes

Aaron Hamilton in News 26 Feb 2020
Chipping Norton Stakes field

A classy field of 14 has been announced for Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.

Cox Plate 3rd placegetter and last start winner Te Akau Shark has drawn barrier 13 while French-import Danceteria has come up with the outside gate (14).

Apollo Stakes (1400m) runner-up Dreamforce has drawn favourably in barrier 2, as has CF Orr Stakes (1400m) runner-up Fierce Impact in gate 6.

Happy Clapper and Avilius are the highest rated gallopers in the weight-for-age contest, and they’ve drawn in gates 10 and 8 respectively.

2020 Chipping Norton Stakes field and barriers:

1. AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings – Hugh Bowman (8) 59kg
2. HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster – Tommy Berry (10) 59kg
3. TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards – Opie Bosson (13) 59kg
4. DREAMFORCE John Thompson – Blake Shinn (4) 59kg
5. FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith – Brenton Avdulla (6) 59kg
6. DANCETERIA (FR) Kris Lees – Kerrin McEvoy (14) 59kg
7. HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony Freedman – Ben Melham (2) 59kg
8. COME PLAY WITH ME Chris Waller – Joshua Parr (7) 59kg
9. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller – Jason Collett (1) 59kg
10. ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell – Sam Clipperton (11) 59kg
11. CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden – Tim Clark (12) 59kg
12. DJUKON (GB) Chris Waller – Glyn Schofield (5) 58.5kg
13. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller – James McDonald (9) 57kg
14. DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller – Glen Boss (3) 57kg