If the $200,000 Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile was hailed as a one-horse race, things took a turn for the worse following tonight’s (Saturday 22nd of February) barrier draw at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Star New Zealand mare Adore Me drew what will be the extreme outside barrier after the reserves come out of tomorrow week’s big race on Inter Dominion Grand Final day.
Former Miracle Mile winner Baby Bling drew five, bringing a roar of approval from connections on track to witness tonight’s all-important barrier draw.
Adore Me’s fellow Kiwi Elusive Chick also drew perfectly in four, suggesting Mark Purdon’s gun mare won’t have things all her own way in the Group One affair.
In-form Victorian Steam Washed didn’t fare much better, coming up with gate seven (will come into six), suggesting she will need some luck to figure in the finish.
Adore Me is certain to still start favourite for the Ladyship Mile, it’s just that now punters will get a lot more value.
The draw for the $200,000 Cordina Chicken Farms Ladyship Mile is:
- Tacty Hayleys Delight
- Obahma Joy
- Elusive Chick
- Baby Bling
- Gliding Rose (1st reserve)
- Steam Washed
- Leda McNally
- Awesome Belmer
- Adore Me
- Classic Bliss (2nd reserve)
Harness Racing New South Wales