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The Mick Price trained Mighty Boss and Hiyaam were both out of luck at the barrier draw for the 2018 Group 2 $250,000 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on Saturday.

Mighty Boss, above in yellow and red colours, has drawn the outside barrier in the 2018 Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Mighty Boss, above in yellow and red colours, has drawn the outside barrier in the 2018 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Vinery Stud Stakes winner Hiyaam had to settle with the number ten marble while last year’s Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss will have to jump from the outside of the eleven horse Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes field.

Michael Dee will resume his association with Hiyaam after the pair combined for a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill and a second in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Mighty Boss will have a new rider with Michael Dee taking over from the suspended Michael Walker who was sent out after causing interference on Tramway Stakes winner Comin’ Through at Randwick last Saturday.

Walker is out until September 13 and will be free to ride at the Makybe Diva Stakes meeting at Flemington or at the Colgate Optic White Stakes Day at Randwick on September 15.

The James Cummings trained Hartnell will lead the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes field out and will jump from barrier nine with Craig Williams in the saddle again after the pair combined for a first up second to Showtime in the Group 2 $200,000 Sir John Monash P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 18.

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir will saddle up two runners in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes, Red Cardinal with Harry Coffey in the saddle from barrier four and Night’s Watch from gate five for John Allen.

Group 1 winning New Zealand mare Bonneval has drawn barrier eight with Regan Bayliss booked to ride.

Final field for the 2018 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field (1600m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 290x1304x2 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 9 59kg 113
2 5x0x92834x AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 2 59kg 109
3 065214411x MAGIC CONSOL Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 7 59kg 98
4 18x6427x34 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 1 59kg 98
5 2x11x5x0x0 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Darren Weir Harry Coffey 4 59kg 107
6 412153x16x HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 3 59kg 105
7 6412141×21 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 5 59kg 96
8 2741x780x0 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Noel Callow 11 58.5kg 104
9 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Regan Bayliss 8 57kg 112
10 2249x1110x SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 6 57kg 104
11 2343x312x6 HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Dee 10 56.5kg 103

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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.