Australian Guineas winner Alligator Blood will have to overcome an awkward barrier if he is to add The All-Star Mile to his impressive list of 2020 wins.

Alligator Blood, above, has drawn an awkward barrier in the 2020 The All-Star Mile at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Alligator Blood, above, has drawn an awkward barrier in the 2020 The All-Star Mile at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Alligator Blood has come up with barrier ten in the fifteen horse field for the $5m The All-Star Mile (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday but trainer David Vandyke is confident his stable star will give another one hundred percent effort.

“He is going to turn up here Saturday and I guarantee that he is going to want to win,” Vandyke told 927 RSN Central.

Alligator Blood is the winner of ten of eleven starts and made it five from five this campaign with his stunning win in the Group 1 $1m Kennedy Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on February 29.

Alligator Blood has had a long campaign that kicked off with a win in the Listed $200,000 Pages Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Eagle Farm on December 14 and Vandyke won’t be disappointed if the The All Too Hard three year old gets beaten on Saturday.

“There is a lot riding on this Saturday but in saying that he has just done so well. I don’t want his performance on Saturday, if he doesn’t perform up to expectation, to tarnish what we have seen thus far,” Vandyke said.

Regular rider Ryan Maloney will continue his association with Alligator Blood who has retained his spot at the top of The All-Star Mile market order at $2.80 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

The multiple Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle has drawn nicely at gate five and is on the second line of betting at $4.80.

Gun Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson rides Mellody Belle again in The All-Star Mile after the pair finished third behind Streets of Avalon and Super Seth in the Group 1 $500,000 PFD Food Services Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 22.

On the third line of betting at $8.50 is the Matthew Smith trained Fierce Impact who has drawn barrier twelve while Kolding (barrier 7), Regal Power (Barrier 3) and  Mr Quickie (barrier 4) are all sharing the next line of betting at $11.

Final field and barrier draw for the 2020 The All-Star Mile (1600m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x5111x45 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 59kg 114
2 70x80129x6 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 6 59kg 113
3 720x211x23 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith Craig Williams 12 59kg 113
4 11x2161x42 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 59kg 111
5 040189×321 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 11 59kg 110
6 x125040x84 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 9 59kg 103
7 2131x3002x MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Damien Oliver 4 59kg 107
8 3287x11x88 STAR MISSILE Greg Eurell Craig Newitt 2 59kg 84
9 1x411112x3 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 5 57kg 115
10 06x75720x5 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 8 57kg 104
11 1112×11111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 10 56kg 114
12 x11251x355 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jamie Kah 13 56kg 96
13 32154×12 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams Mark Zahra 14 56kg 100
14 113×4 HEART OF PUISSANCE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 56kg 72
15 12x2914x16 FLIT James Cummings Damian Lane 15 54kg 108
16e 004130×536 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys 0 57kg 103
17e 1x1112x553 ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Steven Vella 0 59kg 101
18e 42131183×4 GOLD FIELDS Logan McGill 0 59kg 101

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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.