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2022 Golden Eagle field and barrier draw

WORLD famous jockeys Frankie Dettori and Jamie Spencer will be eyeballing each other early in the $ 10m Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

The pair drew well enough in barriers eight and nine respectively for the blockbuster race in western Sydney this weekend.

Spencer rides the $ 4 favorite Light Infantry while Dettori is on board the Chris Waller import Welwal ($ 13).

Spencer rode Light Infantry in his last serious piece of work on Tuesday morning and said he was ready to go.

“He seems to have taken the trip well so I look forward to the race.” Spencer said.

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“There’s no signals that he won’t bring his best but this is a different test. It’s 1500m around a turn with 20 horses in it but he’s adaptable and I’m pleased with the draw.

“He’s quite an active horse and he seems to have everything that it takes to run in a race like this so it’s an exciting challenge.”

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Bjorn Baker’s Overpass drew barrier three as a $ 26 chance and he’s trying to go from the 1200m of The Everest last start and extend his speed another 300m.

“The 1500m is a concern but he’s been running in very good races and he’s got a good gate so that gives us confidence,” Baker said.

“He’s got blistering pace. After 50m in The Everest he was in front and the key with him is getting back on top of the ground.”

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will have two chances to win the second richest race in Australia and they were delighted to see their Golden Rose winner In The Congo get gate four.

“I think that’s important for him with his good tactical speed,” Bott said.

“It is the plan, to lead. His career-best performance (Golden Rose) was at that track and I think he can reproduce it again with the right conditions to suit and Tim knows him very well.

“He’s a great frontrunning jockey and we’re very pleased.”

Converge ($ 51) is an outsider of the field but he does boast a win over star horse and Cox Plate champion Anamoe.

“We gave him a freshen up after his run in the Toorak and we changed up his training routine and I think it’s been a positive,” Bott said.

“He’s in really good shape and on his best form he can win a race like this and barrier 16 is ideal for him given his racing pattern.”

Vilana won the Silver Eagle. Picture: Mark Evans-Getty Images

GOLDEN EAGLE FIELD AND BARRIER DRAW

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Rachel King 3 57.5kg
2 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 16 57.5kg
3 IN THE CONGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 57.5kg
4 VILANA James Cummings Nash Rawiller 24 57.5kg
5 I WISH I WIN Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 14 57.5kg
6 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 23 57.5kg
7 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 17 57.5kg
8 MILITARY EXPERT Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 19 57.5kg
9 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody TBA 15 57.5kg
10 PINSTRIPED Enver Jusufovic Sam Clipperton 22 57.5kg
11 BRIGANTINE James Cummings Sam Clipperton 7 57.5kg
12 LIGHT INFANTRY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Spencer 8 56.5kg
13 WELWAL Chris Waller Frankie Dettori 9 56.5kg
14 HINGED Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 20 55.5kg
15 FANGIRL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 21 55.5kg
16 CHAIN ​​OF LIGHTNING Peter G Moody Jamie Kah 2 55.5kg
17 GYPSY GODDESS David Vandyke William Pike 6 55.5kg
18 LADY OF HONOR Ben & JD Hayes Jake Noonan 13 55.5kg
19 LAVISH GIRL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Keagan Latham 11 55.5kg
20 HOPE IN YOUR HEART Kerry Parker Jason Collett 10 55.5kg
21e CARDINAL GEM Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 5 57.5kg
22e JIMMY THE BEAR Patrick Payne TBA 18 57.5kg
23e FLYING CRAZY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Keagan Latham 12 57.5kg
24e KISS SUM Tracey Bartley Jason Collett 1 57.5kg

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