Eastender draws wide in Adelaide Cup

Eastender draws wide in Adelaide Cup

In-form Tasmanian stayer Eastender has drawn a wide barrier for his first interstate assignment in the Group Two Adelaide Cup.

Eastender has won his past four starts including the Devonport, Hobart and Launceston Cups and has drawn barrier 18 in a capacity field of 20 plus one emergency for Monday’s Adelaide Cup over 3200m.

The Barry Campbell-trained five-year-old gelding is equal topweight for the $400,000 race on 58kg along with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Fabrizio who he chased down to win the Launceston Cup (2400m) last start.

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Bondeiger, winner of Saturday’s Lord Reims Stakes at Morphettville, was the $4 favourite on Tuesday after drawing barrier two with Eastender at $5.

The Chris Waller-trained Naval Warfare ($8) has the inside barrier and will be ridden by dual Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Corey Brown.

Perth’s premier jockey William Pike has been booked to ride the Mike Moroney-trained Top Of The Range who has drawn the second outside alley.

1 EASTENDER Barry Campbell Craig Newitt 18 58
2 FABRIZIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 10 58
3 BONDEIGER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James Winks 2 54
4 NAVAL WARFARE (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 1 54
5 ALOFT (IRE) Eric Musgrove Jason Holder 8 53
6 LAMBORGHINI (NZ) Patrick Payne Michael Dee 16 53
7 SYLPHEED Matt Cumani Dom Tourneur 14 53
8 OLYMPIC ACADEMY Grant Young Raquel Clark (a0) 15 53
9 DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) Aaron Purcell Fred W Kersley (a0) 12 53
10 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney William Pike 20 53
11 AAGAS Ryan Balfour Cory Parish 6 53
12 DAWN RAID Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 3 53
13 KHEZERABAD (FR) Aaron Purcell Jye McNeil 13 53
14 EXALTED LIGHTNING Grant Young Georgina Cartwright (a0) 11 53
15 AZURITE (IRE) Michael Hickmott Chris Caserta (a0) 21 53
16 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Dean Holland 4 53
17 FRANKED (GB) Michael Hickmott Jamie Kah 7 53
18 OCTOBER DATE Nick Smart Kayla Crowther (a0) 5 53
19 BON EQUUS Kevin & Heather Frew Patrick Moloney 17 53
20 HENRY THE DOLPHIN Mark Faust Sairyn Fawke 19 53
21e PAT THE WEAPON Stuart Gower Zac Spain (a0) 9 53

Credit: AAP