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Gr1 George Ryder Field & Barrier Draw

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Champion mare Winx will face eight rivals in Saturday's Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. The world's best turf horse will be seeking her 16th consecutive victory and her 11th at Gr1 level in the $1 million weight-for-age event which is one of five Group One features on Golden Slipper day. The Chris Waller-trained mare has drawn barrier eight for the time-honoured event for which she is a $1.15 chance with Tab. According to the market, the only horse expected to pose any sort of threat to Winx is Chautauqua who is rated an $8 chance. Of the original eleven horses nominated, only Black Heart Bart and Happy Clapper failed to accept. The final field is:

  1. CHAUTAUQUA (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-T Berry) 59kg (1)
  2. LE ROMAIN (Kris Lees-Glyn Schofield) 59kg (7)
  3. HAURAKI (John O'Shea-William Buick) 59kg (2)
  4. TOSEN STARDOM (Darren Weir-Craig Williams) 59kg (9)
  5. LEEBAZ (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-C Reith) 59kg (3)
  6. MCCREERY (Chris Waller-Kerrin McEvoy) 59kg (6)
  7. ENDLESS DRAMA (Chris Waller-Tye Angland) 59kg (4)
  8. WINX (Chris Waller-Hugh Bowman) 57kg (8)
  9. SYLPHEED (Toby Edmonds-Kanichiro Fujii) 54kg (5)
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