Trainer Darren Weir’s three runners have had mixed results at the barrier draw for the Group 1 $500,000 Keno Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Sunday.
El Divino with Michael Dee to ride came up with the best result at barrier six in the capacity sixteen horse field, Mark Zahra’s mount Lucky Hussler drew barrier twelve while Tosen Stardom with Blake Shinn booked to ride was completely out of favour with the extreme outside gate.
Weir has decided to put the blinkers on Japanese import Tosen Stardom who is coming off a last start third behind Vega Magic and Black Heart Bart in the Group 1 $1m New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 2.
Trainer James Cummings has set Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat a tough first up task with 58kg over a hard 1400m at Caulfield.
It’s Somewhat will also have to overcome barrier thirteen but has Hugh Bowman on board to sort out that problem.
“He’s first-up in a Group One handicap, so it’s going to be a tough assignment for him. He’s topweight with 58 kilos and is the top-rated horse in the race,” Cummings told the Herald Sun.
The Lindsey Smith trained West Australian galloper Scales Of Justice has drawn midfield at barrier seven with Brad Rawiller in the saddle and showed that he could mix it with the Eastern state trained horses with a first up second to Redkirk Warrior in the Group 2 $200,000 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington on September 16.