Top Chances Draw Wide in 2013 Perth Cup Barrier Draw

December 28th, 2012

A number of the top-rated chances for the 2013 Perth Cup (2400m) will have to overcome an early challenge after receiving poor luck at the barrier draw.

Early favourite Chester Road (17) fared poorly ahead of his attempt to reverse the result on his CB Cox Stakes-winning stablemate Mr Moet.

Mr Moet, who has been the start of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival to date, received a more favourable barrier 10 position as he tries to break a weight-carrying record when he carries 59kg in the $500,000 staying test on Tuesday.

Sydney traveller Cantonese definitely received the “visitor’s draw” and will be out to back up his dominant Christmas Cup win when he starts from barrier 19.

Pop Culture (20) was another top contender who was unlucky at the barrier draw and now faces a tough ask despite having a favourable weight allocation of just 53kg.

The Colin Webster-trained mare has been one of the form horses of the summer, winning the Ascot Gold Cup and WA St Leger and finishing fourth in the Kingston Town Classic.

Former Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God (18) also drew wide while stablemate God Has Spoken receieved a more favourable barrier nine position.

One horse who drew well is Global Flirt who will be looking to continue his good summer form after winning the Listed Towton Cup earlier this month.

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Perth Cup 2013 – Field and Barriers

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MR MOET ADAM DURRANT DANIEL STAECK 10 59kg
2 PLAYING GOD NEVILLE PARNHAM TBA 18 58kg
3 GOD HAS SPOKEN NEVILLE PARNHAM TBA 9 56kg
4 WESTRIVER KEVYDONN PAIGE KENNEY TAKAHIDE IKENUSHI 11 56kg
5 RANGER GRANT WILLIAMS WILLIAM PIKE 7 55.5kg
6 LORDS RANSOM GRANT WILLIAMS PETER HALL 6 55kg
7 CANTONESE BJORN BAKER JIM CASSIDY 19 54kg
8 CHESTER ROAD ADAM DURRANT SHAUN O’DONNELL 17 54kg
9 BRIDGESTONE(NZ) NEVILLE PARNHAM BRAD PARNHAM 5 53kg
10 DREAMAWAY GRANT WILLIAMS JEROME LERMYTE 16 53kg
11 GLOBAL FLIRT JUSTIN WARWICK MITCHELL PATEMAN 4 53kg
12 LOPOV(NZ) ADAM DURRANT LUCAS CAMILLERI 14 53kg
13 MOONLIGHT BAY GRANT WILLIAMS JASON WHITING 15 53kg
14 POP CULTURE COLIN WEBSTER TROY TURNER 20 53kg
15 SHAMARDASHING JOHN P THOMPSON PATRICK CARBERY 13 53kg
16 STARLIGHT LADY KAREN KERSLEY SHAUN MEERES 1 53kg
17 Emg TALENT SHOW GRAEME BALLANTYNE JARRAD NOSKE 3 53kg
18 Emg BIG JOSH DANIEL MORTON TBA 8 53kg
19 Emg BATTLE EMBLEM GRANT WILLIAMS TBA 12 53kg
20 Emg MALAIKA DONNA BAILLIE TBA 2 53kg