Several of the top fancies have drawn wide barriers in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley on Friday night.

Russian Revolution, above in red colours, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2017 Moir Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Russian Revolution, above in red colours, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2017 Moir Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Russian Revolution, Peter Gelagotis’ Malaguerra and Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign have all come up with double digit barriers.

No jockey has been declared on Russian Revolution who drew barrier fourteen in the original field of thirteen plus four emergencies with three of them drawing inside the Snowden trained stallion.

Malaguerra, with Ben Melham booked to ride, could also move in three spots at start time after drawing barrier sixteen out of seventeen while She Will Reign with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle could jump from a single figure barrier after coming up with eleven in the original draw.

Russian Revolution resumed from a spell for a first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) at The Valley on September 9 while The Everest bound She Will Reign will be having her first start back since winning Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in March.

Malaguerra is also resuming after having a break following his sixteenth in the Group 1 $1m Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville in May.

Darren Weir’s two Moir Stakes acceptors also drew horror gates with Voodoo Lad (Blake Shinn) coming up with fifteen and Hellbent (Brad Rawiller) drawing the extreme outside gate at seventeen.

The Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig will saddle up three runners in the Moir Stakes with all three drawing single digit barriers.

Faatinah with Regan Bayliss to ride drew the rails, Mark Zahra’s mount Derryn drew barrier three while Group 1 winning mare Sheidel with ‘The Magic Man’ Joao Moreira in the saddle came up with gate six.

Smart West Australian sprinter Rock Magic could jump from barrier six after drawin eight in the original and will be ridden by top Perth jockey Jarrad Noske.

Noske has been Rock Magic’s regular rider since August 2014 and the pair have shared several wins together including the eight year’s last two wins at his last two starts in the Group 3 $150,000 Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot in May and in the Group 3 $150,000 Belmont Sprint (1400m) at Belmont in June.

The Robert Smerdon trained Ability, the winner of his last four starts, was relegated to fourth emergency with barrier four for Dwayne Dunn.

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