Lazarus has drawn gate two for the Inter Dominion Grand Final on Friday night. Photo: Ashlea Brennan.
Kiwi champion Lazarus has drawn to be prominent from the outset in Friday night’s A$1.1 Million Inter Dominion Grand Final at Gloucester Park in Perth.
The Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen-trained pacer has drawn gate two in what is promising to be one of the mostly keenly-anticipated Grand Circuit races in many years.
His arch-rival from the previous month’s racing, Tiger Tara, has drawn the coveted ace barrier, meaning he will have the inside running to lead over the 2936-metre journey.
Local star Chicago Bull, who possesses an incredible late sprint, has drawn the only marble on the second row, and will follow Tiger Tara off the arm.
Given Tiger Tara’s speed and incredible staying prowess, Chicago Bull could be deemed the big winner from the draws.
Soho Tribeca, who downed Lazarus on night 1 and was brilliant again winning at Bunbury on night 2, has drawn barrier 4.
Lennytheshark, the 2015 champion, who was beaten as a $1.30 favourite at Bunbury and ran on for third on Friday night, has drawn gate six.
It’s an awkward draw for one of the pre-series favourites and one made all the worse by his four main dangers drawing inside him.
New Zealand’s other runner in the final, Have Faith In Me, has drawn the outside of the front line.
- Tiger Tara
- Vultan Tin
- Soho Tribeca
- Galactic Star
- San Carlo
- Have Faith In Me
10. Chicago Bull