Trainer Mike Moroney‘s stablemates Arrogant and Chapada have drawn side by side when the barriers were drawn for the 2019 Group 1 $2m Harrolds Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on Day One of The Championships on Saturday.

Global Exchange, above, has drawn a midfield barrier in the 2019 Australian Derby at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Global Exchange, above, has drawn a midfield barrier in the 2019 Australian Derby at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

A final field of eighteen plus one emergency was declared this morning with Arrogant drawing twelve and Chapada drawing next door at thirteen while the only emergency Yulong Tavion drawing gate five.

Top Melbourne jockey Craig Williams gets the ride again on Arrogant after he was on board last start when the Ocean Park colt ran Chris Waller’s high profile colt The Autumn Sun to a head when second in the Group 1 $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill on March 23.

Chapada was also amongst the minor prizemoney in the Rosehill Guineas and ran on to fill third spot and will be ridden again by Damien Oliver.

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman trained Kiwi three year old Madison County was paid up as a late entry for the Australian Derby and came up with barrier eleven while his stablemate The Chosen One received the visitor’s draw at gate seventeen.

Tommy Berry rides Madison County and Blake Shinn has picked up the ride on The Chosen One.

Andrew Forsman tweeted that Madison County had pulled up well after his Rosehill Guineas second and added that the colt’s last 600m sectional was the best for the day on a heavy Rosehill track.

“Has pulled up very well and can only improve into the Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday. Was the only horse on the day at Rosehill to come home in sub 36 seconds off what has been a very interrupted preparation,” Forsman tweeted.

The Godolphin Team will have two Australian Derby runners with trainer James Cummings to saddle up Aramayo (Tim Clark, barrier 19) and Cossetot (Glyn Schofield, barrier 3).

Melbourne trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will also have two chances to win the Australian Derby with Extra Brut (Sam Clipperton, barrier 18) and Global Exchange (Kerrin McEvoy, barrier 8).

Final field for the 2019 Australian Derby (2400m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2111613×00 EXTRA BRUT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Sam Clipperton 18 56.5kg 107
2 x2131x1342 MADISON COUNTY (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Tommy Berry 11 56.5kg 106
3 1724740225 IN A TWINKLING Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 15 56.5kg 100
4 529176242 ARROGANT (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 100
5 65123×703 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg 98
6 1215154 SURELY SACRED (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 6 56.5kg 98
7 x091149138 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Lisa Latta Jonathan Riddell 14 56.5kg 97
8 315×111 GLOBAL EXCHANGE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 8 56.5kg 95
9 2212×89944 STARS OF CARRUM Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 94
10 41236×4365 ARAMAYO James Cummings Tim Clark 19 56.5kg 88
11 4x11x1651 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Corey Brown 4 56.5kg 88
12 110×224701 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Blake Shinn 17 56.5kg 84
13 16121233 COSSETOT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 3 56.5kg 80
14 1x140x2272 DECLARATIONOFHEART Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg 78
15 x6x61x5116 COSTELLO David Payne Jason Collett 9 56.5kg 71
16 6×1761024 TWINSPIER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 64
17 33083147 SHAMAN (NZ) Anthony Cummings Travis Wolfgram 2 56.5kg 60
18 117×7722 FRANKELY AWESOME Kris Lees James McDonald 16 54.5kg 90
19e 24×158 YULONG TAVION (NZ) Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg 60

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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.