Caulfield Cup 2020 Barrier Draw: Anthony Van Dyck Draws 21

October 14, 2020

Caulfield Cup 2020 Barrier Draw: Anthony Van Dyck Draws 21

The 2020 Caulfield Cup barrier draw for the world’s richest mile and a half handicap taking place in Melbourne on Saturday has been completed with mixed luck for the international contingent.

Verry Elleegant Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Verry Elleegant is drawn in barrier 11 for Chris Waller in the 2020 Caulfield Cup field. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Group 1 $5 million Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) features a class field of spring stayers facing off in Race 9 at 5:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday including five international raiders.

Aidan O’Brien’s well-supported top-weight Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg) is the headliner overseas visitor in the Caulfield Cup field and will be ridden from the second widest gate by Hugh Bowman.

The in-form Galileo entire drew barrier 21 of 22 and will come into 17 of 18 if the emergencies fail to gain a run.

A name well-known to Aussie racing fans, Prince Of Arran also suffered a blow with the Charlie Fellowes-trained dual Melbourne Cup placed English raider drawing gate 19 for jockey Jamie Kah.

Last year’s Caulfield Cup winning hoop Damian Lane rides Finche from the Chris Waller stables from barrier 12 (potentially into 10).

Waller is after his first Caulfield Cup success, Sydney’s 10-time Premiership winning trainer also represented in the race by his last start Turnbull Stakes winning mare Verry Elleegant and Schweppes Oaks winner Toffee Tongue drawn ideally in barrier 11 and 5 respectively.

Since 1983 barriers seven and nine historically have been the most successful in producing Caulfield Cup winners and are drawn this season by Hawkes Racing’s one-time favourite Master Of Wine (7) and Joseph O’Brien’s Irish visitor Buckhurst (9).

Japanese raider Mer De Glace won the Caulfield Cup in 2019 from gate 17 of 18 and this year some of the other wider-drawn contenders include the Godolphin-raced Avilius (17) and Vow And Declare (18).

The Danny O’Brien-trained son of Shocking, Vow And Declare was runner-up in last year’s race before taking out the $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) and the gun stayer will jump wide with Damien Oliver aboard this weekend.

Chapada for Michael Moroney will look to do the Herbert Power Stakes – Caulfield Cup double for the first time since 2007 and is drawn in gate 16 for jockey Jye McNeil with just 50.5kg.

Barrier one in the Caulfield Cup field meanwhile belongs to Moroney’s other runner, Aktau, who hasn’t won since his ballot exemption success in the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) back in March.

See below for the full Caulfield Cup 2020 barriers with betting to reopen shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 20330x25x1 ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 21 58.5kg 121
2 x54533x462 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings John Allen 17 57kg 114
3 421x395x90 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 18 57kg 115
4 52112×2165 BUCKHURST (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 9 55kg 114
5 x03643x741 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 6 55kg 116
6 0x1225x009 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Billy Egan 15 55kg 114
7 x42212x141 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 11 55kg 116
8 314579×114 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Andrew Balding Michael Walker 2 54.5kg 112
9 4x51257x33 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Damian Lane 12 54.5kg 112
10 120x3x36x3 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 19 54.5kg 113
11 11x114x045 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 7 53.5kg 114
12 x38572x187 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 3 53.5kg 111
13 x755633x76 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 20 53kg 115
14 55112×2354 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas William Pike 14 52.5kg 115
15 x217x6x460 TRUE SELF (IRE) Willie Mullins Declan Bates 4 52kg 110
16 x1x1311x90 AKTAU (GB) Michael Moroney Daniel Moor 1 51kg 102
17 622221×582 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 5 51kg 110
18 x953125x21 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 16 50.5kg 108
19e 60x6613x50 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees 22 53.5kg 110
20e 15138×5138 SAN HUBERTO (IRE) Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 10 53.5kg 110
21e x07511x000 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Zac Spain 8 51.5kg 108
22e 1x410x4431 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman 13 52.5kg 112

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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