Breeders Crown barrier draws

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Franco Jamar was the big winner at the barrier draw for the headline race of next Sunday’s $1.56 million Tabcorp Australasian Breeders Crown finals day at Melton’s Tabcorp Park.

The Steve Dolan-trained colt is poised to challenge for favouritism in the 3YO Colts & Geldings Final after landing the coveted inside alley, the position he started from when a scintillating semi-final winner on Friday night.

The compatriot he run down, Devil Dodger, drew wide on the front line (six), while defending champion and second semi-final winner Smiling Shard drew awkwardly inside the back row (eight).

Lanercost, a game third behind Franco Jamar, appeals as Australia’s best hope of repelling the Kiwi challenge after landing gate four.

Franco Jamar wasn’t the only Kiwi to pluck a gun barrier with Our Major Mark to start from two in the 2YO Colts & Geldings Final. Local star Royal Verdict drew three and semi winners Abettorpunt and Sushi Sushi five and seven.

Paramount Geegee gained an edge over top local hope Chateau De Ville when he drew barrier three in the 2YO Trotters Final. Chateau De Ville will start from outside the front row in barrier seven.

Fellow Kiwi trotter Miami H wasn’t so fortunate in the 3YO Trotters Final, allocated the spot inside the second line (eight). The first two home in last year’s final, Tuhimata Glass and Rostevarren drew barriers five and seven.

Not even an outside-front-row draw will prevent De Lovely starting a long-odds-on favourite in the 3YO Fillies Final, especially with Western Australian semi winner Arctic Fire drawn wide on the second line (12).

Lively Moth fared best of the big trio in the 2YO fillies’ division, drawing gate two with Jayne Davies-trained semi winners Passions Promise and Aussie Made Lombo in seven and nine respectively.

Villagem drew gate six in the 4YO Colts & Geldings Final, while class pair Down Under Muscles (six) and Let Me Thru (seven) will start next to each other in the 4YO Trotters Final.

Broadways Best gained an edge over Make Mine Cullen in their long-awaited clash in the 4YO Mares Final, drawing barrier four with Make Mine Cullen to start three horses wide on the back row in gate 10.


2YO Colts & Geldings: (front) Blackjack Bromac, Our Major Mark, Royal Verdict, Excel Stride (emerg), Abettorpunt, King Grin, Sushi Sushi; (back) Caesars Folly, Beetson, Devilish Smile, Brick Top, Attackamach.

2YO Fillies: (front) Bella Shine, Lively Moth, Beach Melody, Claire Jasper, Dream Verdict (emerg), Bettor Give It, Passions Promise; (back) Sheezallattutide, Aussie Made Lombo, McAmber, Bellas Delight, Artistic Rainbow.

2YO Trotters: (front) Moyabamba, Elegant Image, Paramount Geegee, Me Neither, Our Flash Girl, A Stylish Jewel, Chateau De Ville; (back) Aldebaran Breeze, Mikey Son, Miss Eliza (emerg), Sir Pegasus, Baggy Boots.

3YO Colts & Geldings: (front) Franco Jamar, Remember El, Our High Octane, Lanercost, Courage To Rule (emerg), Devil Dodger, David Hercules; (back) Smiling Shard, Dream Catch Me, Wartime Sweetheart, Composed, Lively Operative, Its My Pleasure.

3YO Fillies: (front) Miss Trickin Lombo, Clancy Rose, Revivalist, Art Shadow (emerg), Art Princess, Glenferrie Inn, De Lovely; (back) Morgan Abby, Led Suitcase, Loving Life Lombo, Sugarland, Arctic Fire, Forest Babe.

3YO Trotters: (front) Enjoy A Malabu, Miss Bullion, Gluteus Major, Ymbro Wow, Tuhimata Glass, Posimistic, Rostevarren; (back) Miami H, Amelia Darling, Mister Castleton, Ninegrandsons, Im Chilled, Tsonga (emerg).

4YO Entires & Geldings: (front) El Padrino, Dominate Line, Make A Memory, Cool And Casual, Erics Legend, Villagem, Jilliby Bartel; (back) Runaway Red (emerg), Goodtime Jasper, Jukebox Music, Bee And Jay, Garnet River, Christian Shadow.

4YO Mares: (front) Queen Of Fire, Miss Athens, Justa Jem Lombo, Broadways Best, Ananz (emerg), Three Card Brag, Dreams Of Heaven; (back) Keppel Bay, Flyin Indi Air, Make Mine Cullen, Ay Tee Em, Cullens Angel, Elixir.

4YO Trotters: (front) Aleppo Sunrise, Magic Interest, Happy Maori, Melpark Miccole, Down Under Muscles, Let Me Thru, Berceuse; (back) Karaka Tooth, Sassy Pinevale, Amazon River.

Courtesy of Brad Bishop, HRV Media Manager