El Sicario needs luck from wide barrier in Champagne Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will be looking for some early luck on El Sicario after the Kiwi youngster drew a wide barrier in the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will be hoping for some early luck on El Sicario in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will be hoping for some early luck on El Sicario in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Daniel Costello.

El Sicario came up with barrier nine in the eleven horse Champagne Stakes field and McEvoy will be trying desperately to slot into a trailing position in the early part of the race.

“From barrier nine we’ll try and get some cover somewhere in the run and give him the chance to show us his acceleration,” McEvoy told The Daily Telegraph.

El Sicario has filled the runner’s up stall at both his runs to date and after running second in a Matamata 1200m two year old Maiden on March 16, the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained gelding finished second in the Group 1 NZ$250,000 Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni on April 2.

“His last start was a close second in the Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes in New Zealand,” McEvoy said.

“They tell me he’s got a very good turn of foot and not many can keep up with him in trackwork.”

The New Zealand Sires’ Produce Stakes was run on a very heavy track and the prospect of another rain affected track at Randwick on the weekend doesn’t concern McEvoy.

“I’m not sure what the track will be come Saturday but it’s definitely been a bit soft recently and he’s proven that he handles the sting out,” McEvoy said.

“If you take out Yankee Rose then it’s a pretty even field and it certainly looks a year for a Kiwi raider to be competitive.”

The Randwick track was rated a soft 5 on Thursday morning with the Bureau Of Meteorology forecasting some showers today ahead of mainly fine weather in the lead up to the weekend.

El Sicario is regarded as one of the outsiders of the field and is listed as a $21 chance with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Inglis Sires’ winner Yankee Rose remains the short priced favourite at $1.45 for the Champagne Stakes even though she is under an injury cloud with bruising to her front feet and will have to undergo a veterinary check before being cleared to run.

Champagne Stakes  market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $1.45 Yankee Rose, $8 Prized Icon, $8.50 Obscura, $13 Divine Prophet, $16 Faraway Town, $19 Chimboraa, $21 El Sicario, $41 Crown Him, $51 Jaws Off Steel, $71 Pop, $126 North Sky.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. actually asbestos

    Great goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you
    are just extremely great. I actually like what you have acquired here,
    really like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.

    You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep
    it smart. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is really a terrific website.

  2. Cassie

    We absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be just what I’m
    looking for. can you offer guest writers to write content available
    for you? I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write
    with regards to here. Again, awesome weblog!

  3. sand asbestos

    Your means of explaining all in this article is genuinely nice, all can effortlessly be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  4. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the
    excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

  5. Egli Diana Pinto

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is
    a very well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.

    Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  6. Grupo Coral

    Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time making
    a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs
    and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S
    Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  7. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Chrome.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Cheers

  8. http://ofrbtula.ru/

    After looking at a few of the blog articles on your web page, I honestly like your way of blogging.
    I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website as well and tell me what you

  9. actually asbestos

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your site offered us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our whole community will be thankful to

  10. pay monthly phone

    Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried
    it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  11. Egli Diana Pinto

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.

    I will remember to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you continue your great work, have a nice weekend!

  12. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Hey there, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!

  13. Umanizzare presidios

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to
    my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk
    about this site with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  14. right timex

    Hey very nice blog!

  15. Egli Diana Pinto

    If some one wants expert view about running a blog then i propose him/her to go to see this
    blog, Keep up the nice work.

  16. Egli Diana Pinto

    Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too.
    Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my own blogroll.

  17. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    Hi there I am so excited I found your weblog, I really found you by accident, while I was
    searching on Bing for something else, Nonetheless I am here
    now and would just like to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round interesting blog (I
    also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    go through it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added
    your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be
    back to read much more, Please do keep up the superb b.

  18. timex watches make

    Thanks designed for sharing such a pleasant idea, piece
    of writing is good, thats why i have read it fully

  19. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Asking questions are truly good thing if you are not understanding
    something completely, except this paragraph gives nice understanding even.

  20. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    Hello! I’ve been following your weblog for a
    while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent job!

  21. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    Thanks for finally writing about >El Sicario needs luck from wide barrier in Champagne Stakes – HorseRacing.com.au <Liked it!

  22. domain name

    Hi to every one, it’s really a pleasant for me to go to see this website, it includes priceless Information.

  23. Isiah

    I have been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours these days, but I by
    no means found any attention-grabbing article like yours.
    It is lovely value enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and
    bloggers made good content as you did, the internet might be much more helpful than ever before.

  24. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Simply wish to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your
    post is just nice and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  25. Grupo Serval presídios

    Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you
    been blogging for? you make blogging look easy.

    The overall look of your website is wonderful, as well as the content!

  26. timex watches

    If some one needs expert view regarding blogging
    and site-building then i recommend him/her to pay a quick visit
    this webpage, Keep up the pleasant work.

  27. Grupo Serval presídios

    Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to
    browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look
    when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your
    blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..

    Anyways, very good blog!

  28. Grupo Coral

    Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this
    site, as i wish for enjoyment, since this this site conations truly nice funny stuff too.

  29. Umanizzare presídios

    Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if
    that would be ok. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward
    to new posts.

  30. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Hello, I desire to subscribe for this weblog to get hottest updates, therefore where can i do it please assist.

  31. purchasing timex watches

    You really make it appear so easy with your presentation however I
    in finding this matter to be really something that I believe
    I would by no means understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely extensive for me.

    I’m looking ahead to your subsequent publish, I will try to get the hold of it!

  32. Umanizzare presidios

    I got this web page from my friend who told me on the topic
    of this web page and at the moment this time
    I am visiting this site and reading very informative content here.

  33. Umanizzare

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?

    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  34. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    At this moment I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my
    breakfast coming yet again to read further news.

  35. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    Article writing is also a fun, if you be acquainted with after that you can write if
    not it is complex to write.

  36. Lelio Junior

    Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you
    amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog
    website? The account aided me a applicable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast
    provided brilliant clear idea

  37. Umanizzare

    I think this is among the most important information for me.
    And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things,
    The site style is perfect, the articles is really great : D.

    Good job, cheers

  38. expert asbestos

    I really like looking through a post that can make men and women think.
    Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

  39. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    It’s the best time to make a few plans for the longer term and it’s time to be happy.

    I have learn this submit and if I may I wish to
    suggest you some interesting issues or suggestions. Maybe you could write next articles relating to this article.

    I want to read more issues approximately it!

  40. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here!

    Best of luck for the next!

  41. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    Hey I am so happy I found your weblog, I really
    found you by mistake, while I was searching on Digg for something else,
    Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a fantastic post and a all
    round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to read through it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS
    feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great work.

  42. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    This design is steller! You certainly know how to keep a
    reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost
    moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!)
    Great job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and
    more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  43. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Hello there I am so happy I found your weblog, I really found
    you by mistake, while I was researching on Aol for something else,
    Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for
    a tremendous post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please
    do keep up the great work.

  44. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles?

    I mean, what you say is valuable and all. But just imagine if you added some great visuals or video clips
    to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with
    images and videos, this website could definitely be one of the very
    best in its field. Great blog!

  45. Dadado Veig

    This is a great tip especially to those fresh to the
    blogosphere. Brief but very precise information… Thank
    you for sharing this one. A must read article!

  46. Itamar Serp

    I have read so many articles concerning the blogger lovers however
    this piece of writing is actually a fastidious article, keep it up.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *