Barrier 10 for Alligator Blood in All-Star Mile

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Australian Guineas horses Alligator Blood (PA Images)

Alligator Blood has drawn barrier 10 for Saturday’s $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) at Caulfield.

The David Vandyke-trained three-year-old gelding Alligator Blood will look to add the rich All-Star Mile to his resume. A winner of 10 races from just 11 starts, Alligator Blood has won the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) and Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) this calendar year.

Alligator Blood has gate 10 for the All-Star Mile and will be ridden by regular jockey Ryan Maloney.

New Zealand’s star mare Melody Belle has come up with barrier five with jockey Opie Bosson in the saddle. The five-year-old mare is prepared by Jamie Richards and comes off a third placed run in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m). She will race second up in the All-Star Mile; her second up record is three wins from six starts.

Six-year-old entire Fierce Impact is building towards the All-Star Mile with two good performances this campaign. Trained by Matthew Smith, Fierce Impact was second in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) before a third placing in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).

Fierce Impact has barrier 12 with Craig Williams set to ride.

Kolding will jump from barrier seven for Chris Waller and Hugh Bowman.

2020 All-Star Mile field and barriers:

1. KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller – Hugh Bowman (7) 59kg
2. BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith – Brad Rawiller (6) 59kg
3. FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith – Craig Williams (12) 59kg
4. REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams – William Pike (3) 59kg
5. STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols – Ben Melham (11) 59kg
6. SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig – Luke Nolen (9) 59kg
7. MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes – Damien Oliver (4) 59kg
8. STAR MISSILE Greg Eurell – Craig Newitt (2) 59kg
9. MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards – Opie Bosson (5) 57kg
10. ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra – Dwayne Dunn (8) 57kg
11. ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke – Ryan Maloney (10) 56kg
12. DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas – Jamie Kah (13) 56kg
13. SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams – Mark Zahra (14) 56kg
14. HEART OF PUISSANCE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – John Allen (1) 56kg
15. FLIT James Cummings – Damian Lane (15) 54kg
16e. SPANISH REEF Ken Keys – (0) 57kg
17e. ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella – Steven Vella (0) 59kg
18e. GOLD FIELDS Logan McGill – (0) 59kg