2022 Golden Eagle Barrier Draw: Chain Of Lightning Draws Inside In Field of 20

October 26, 2022

2022 Golden Eagle Barrier Draw: Chain Of Lightning Draws Inside In Field of 20

A number of the better fancied four-year-olds in Saturday’s $10 million The Golden Eagle 2022 at Rosehill have drawn favourably including Chain Of Lightning who will likely get the rails run from barrier one in an increased 20 starter field.

Following final acceptances, the official 2022 Golden Eagle barrier draw took place on Tuesday evening and the flying Peter Moody-trained Fighting Sun mare Chain Of Lightning was one of the big winners.

She drew barrier two but is likely to start from barrier one with the rails drawn by fourth emergency Kiss Sum.

It was also announced earlier in the week that this year’s Golden Eagle field will have two extra runners with an increased line-up of 20 runners thanks to the rail being in the true position.

The bonny grey has won six of her seven career starts and is at current Golden Eagle odds of $6 through Ladbrokes.com.au to continue her ace form on Saturday.

Last seen winning the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) by nearly two lengths on Caulfield Cup Day, she comes back in weight to 55.5kg on the weekend with Jamie Kah coming aboard for the mare’s first city run in Sydney.

Sitting top of the Golden Eagle betting markets and also faring well with barrier eight, which could become six with all emergencies out, is the imported Light Infantry ($4.20).

International hoop Jamie Spencer is in town to ride the now Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Fast Company entire for his Australian race debut.

The classy chestnut comes off back-to-back Group 1 seconds in France with Spencer in the saddle, and the international form has been stacking up well down under so far this season.

The early Golden Eagle market mover post-barrier draw into $9 is the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained In The Congo with gate four.

The Snitzel stallion hasn’t won a race since his Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) victory in September of 2021 where he defeated subsequent 2022 Cox Plate champion Anamoe.

In The Congo presents fit third-up on Saturday and was last seen narrowly beaten with 58.5kg in the Group 3 Sydney Stakes (1200m) when second from a wide alley on October 15.

The opening three Golden Eagle winners all jumped from single-digit barriers with Kolding (4 in 2019), Colette (6 in 2020) and I’m Thunderstruck (8 in 2021).

Easing in the markets after drawing wider with barrier 14 is Moody’s other runner, I Wish I Win, now out to $10.

Luke Nolen rides the son of Savabeel who was only 1.35 lengths beaten when fifth in tougher company behind Tuvalu in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) on October 8.

Chris Waller won the inaugural Golden Eagle with Kolding in 2019 and returns saddling-up three from the stable including Welwal ($14) drawn one outside the favourite and also debuting down under from barrier nine.

World dominating hoop Frankie Detorri will be in Australia for the ride aboard the Group 3 winning French stallion adding some x-factor to this year’s event.

Waller is also represented by Group winning mares Hinged ($16) and Fangirl ($16) who suffered two of the widest gates drawing 20 and 21 respectively.

The outside barrier in the field of 20 meanwhile belongs to the James Cummings-trained $1 million Silver Eagle winner Vilana ($16) who now faces a tough ask.

Silver Eagle runner-up Mr Mozart ($17) also suffered a blow and will jump from the second widest alley on Saturday.

The 2022 Golden Eagle runs as Rosehill Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday and full markets thanks to Ladbrokes.com.au can be found here.

2022 Golden Eagle Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 121557×266 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 3 57.5kg 109
2 x33120x690 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 16 57.5kg 106
3 210x329x62 IN THE CONGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 57.5kg 105
4 21x11518x1 VILANA James Cummings Nash Rawiller 24 57.5kg 105
5 38x123x115 I WISH I WIN (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 14 57.5kg 103
6 9x78111x22 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 23 57.5kg 103
7 x5237x9400 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 17 57.5kg 100
8 1527×11237 MILITARY EXPERT Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 19 57.5kg 99
9 x4020x9806 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Tom Sherry (late alt) 15 57.5kg 97
10 1x1150x236 PINSTRIPED Enver Jusufovic Sam Clipperton (late alt) 22 57.5kg 96
11 x171232x13 BRIGANTINE James Cummings 7 57.5kg 91
12 11x9x22x LIGHT INFANTRY (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Spencer 8 56.5kg 105
13 121x2160x WELWAL (GB) Chris Waller Frankie Dettori 9 56.5kg 95
14 x71324x533 HINGED Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 20 55.5kg 107
15 x15410x256 FANGIRL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 21 55.5kg 106
16 11×11131 CHAIN OF LIGHTNING Peter G Moody Ms Jamie Kah 2 55.5kg 104
17 111x13221x GYPSY GODDESS (NZ) David Vandyke William Pike 6 55.5kg 104
18 x111x71233 LADY OF HONOUR Ben & JD Hayes Jake Noonan 13 55.5kg 99
19 4831417×27 LAVISH GIRL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Keagan Latham 11 55.5kg 97
20 36270×8111 HOPE IN YOUR HEART Kerry Parker Jason Collett 10 55.5kg 96
21e 5×32412311 CARDINAL GEM Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 5 57.5kg 94
22e 2×81121133 JIMMY THE BEAR Patrick Payne 18 57.5kg 94
23e 9161184×00 FLYING CRAZY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Keagan Latham 12 57.5kg 93
24e 1x972221x5 KISS SUM Tracey Bartley Jason Collett 1 57.5kg 90

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