Caulfield Guineas: Field And Draw

6
Oct

Dominant favourite Press Statement has drawn one of the outside barriers for Saturday’s Group I Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

Caulfield Guineas favourite Press Statement. Photo: Steve Hart

A total of 17 three-year-old colts and geldings accepted to contest the $1 million classic. A final field of 16 plus an emergency has been declared for the Melbourne Racing Club’s feature three-year-old contest.

Press Statement, the $2.25 favourite, holds a 13 benchmark ratings point advantage over the entire field but his task was made tricky when drawing barrier 14.

The Mick Price-trained Ready For Victory is an equal second favourite at $9 and he drew ideally in barrier 4 while Kiwi contender Dal Cielo will start from barrier 8.The Murray Baker-trained galloper is also on the second line of betting.

Below is the final field and barrier draw for Saturday’s Group I Caulfield Guineas.

No.

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

1

PRESS STATEMENT

Chris Waller

Hugh Bowman

14

56.5

2

ODYSSEY MOON

Rodney Northam

Steven Arnold

13

56.5

3

READY FOR VICTORY

Mick Price

Glen Boss

4

56.5

4

RAGEESE

Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

TBA

15

56.5

5

DAL CIELO (NZ)

Murray Baker

Opie Bosson

8

56.5

6

BON AURUM

Ciaron Maher

Kerrin McEvoy

10

56.5

7

SHARDS

John O’Shea

Jim Cassidy

12

56.5

8

SOVEREIGN NATION

David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

Michael Walker

1

56.5

9

BASSETT (NZ)

Peter G Moody

Daniel Stackhouse

9

56.5

10

LAST BULLET

John Hyam

Vlad Duric

6

56.5

11

LIZARD ISLAND

Pat Hyland

Blake Shinn

2

56.5

12

KENTUCKY FLYER

Robbie Laing

Craig Williams

5

56.5

13

TARZINO (NZ)

Mick Price

Craig Newitt

3

56.5

14

SNOOPY

Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

TBA

11

56.5

15

TULSA

Michael Moroney

Ben Melham

16

56.5

16

MORE THAN MOST

David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

TBA

7

56.5

17e

MR INDIVIDUAL

Leon & Troy Corstens

Mark Zahra

17

56.5

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