Today the 2010 Caulfield Cup barrier draw took place live at Caulfield Racecourse during the festivities of Thousand Guineas Day, and the allocation of barriers for Saturday’s $2.5 million feature has caused a major reshuffle in the betting odds.
For the first time the connections of the Caulfield Cup field got to select their own barriers for their horses.
As a result some of the emergencies drew the preferred barriers with Mourayan (barrier five), Red Ruler (barrier one) and Drunken Sailor (barrier 4), but the Caulfield Cup barriers will change with the emergencies not gaining a start moving the field in.
Meanwhile the one-time favourite Alcopop has received the far outside barrier in the 18-horse field.
The horror gate for last year’s beaten Melbourne Cup favourite Alcopop is likely to see the gelding drop from the top of the betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au once they are re-released.
Gai Waterhouse’s Herculian Prince will now move up and could snare favouritism after an ideal barrier six draw, while Metal Bender was the other big winner coming up trumps with barrier two.
The three international Caulfield Cup starters are Luca Cumani-trained Manighar who drew ideally in barrier three and will move up the odds being suited to the wet track that the race will run on, Japan’s Toaki Trick wide in barrier 21 and Hong Kong galloper Mr Medici in barrier 16.
Other good barriers went to Bart Cummings’ top mares Faint Perfume and Dariana who will jump beside each other with early gates seven and eight respectively as the Cups King vies for his seventh Caulfield Cup.
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2010 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw
|2||METAL BENDER (NZ)||2|
|3||MR MEDICI (IRE)||16|
|4||TOKAI TRICK (JPN)||21|
|6||HARRIS TWEED (NZ)||9|
|8||MASTER O’REILLY (NZ)||10|
|9||MONACO CONSUL (NZ)||15|
|10||TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ)||11|
|13||HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ)||6|
|20e||RED RULER (NZ)||1|
|21e||DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE)||4|