Fred Best Classic Barrier Draw & Final Field
- Fourteen runners have accepted for the Group Three Fred Best Classic at Doomben this Saturday
Early Fred Best Classic favourite Dawn Passage has drawn barrier nine for Saturday's Doomben feature. (Getty)
Fred Best Classic 2020 Barrier Draw
Early Fred Best Classic favourite Dawn Passage has drawn barrier nine for Saturday's Group Three feature from Doomben.
Off back-to-back dominant wins in the Hawkesbury Guineas and most recently, the Inglis Guineas, this Waterhouse & Bott-trained colt will have the services of local rider Brad Stewart in a bid to make it a winning hat-trick and potentially book a slot in the Group One Stradbroke on June 6.
Hightail (barrier eleven) is another galloper arriving to this three-year-old 1350 metre event off two wins which included victory in the Group Three Gold Coast Guineas on May 16.
Another in-form galloper in Grand Piano (barrier six) has fared better at the barrier draw in what will be his second attempt at group level and James Orman will take the reins.
Godolphin filly Exhilarates (barrier four) caught the eye first-up in the Gold Coast Guineas for third and has a jockey change for the Fred Best Classic with Larry Cassidy taking over from Robbie Fradd.
Fred Best Classic 2020 Barriers & Final Field
|1||The Odyssey||Kelly Schweida||Stephanie Thornton||13|
|2||Hightail||Peter & Paul Snowden||Ryan Maloney||11|
|3||Dawn Passage||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Brad Stewart||9|
|4||Stampe||Chris Munce||Sean Cormack||14|
|5||Grand Piano||John Thompson||James Orman||6|
|6||Bellevue Hill||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Matthew McGillivray||10|
|7||Garibaldi||Tony Gollan||Baylee Northdurft (a)||1|
|8||The Sinner||Natalie McCall||Daniel Griffin||5|
|9||Scathing||Chris Munce||Justin Huxtable (a)||3|
|10||Petronius||Gary Moore||Luke Dittman||8|
|11||Shadow Of Time||Stewart Barr||Dale Smith||7|
|12||Exhilarates||James Cummings||Larry Cassidy||4|
|13||Subpoenaed (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Cahill||12|
|14||Ready Babe||Mark Currie||Mark Du Plessis||2|