Aussies draw well in Telegraph
Australian visitors Keano and A Gold Trail have drawn favourably for Saturday’s $NZ1 million Telegraph Handicap (1200m) at Wellington.
Keano, from Danny O’Brien’s Melbourne stable, drew barrier three in the 17-horse field, while A Gold Trail, from Gary Portelli’s Sydney stable, drew eight.
Leith Innes will ride Keano while Melbourne’s Michael Rodd is on A Gold Trail, who won the Group One Railway Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
The New Zealand TAB has installed rising star Wealth Princess as the $5 favourite on its final field book, ahead of last year’s Telegraph winner Mufhasa at $7. Wealth Princess is unbeaten in five starts.
A Gold Trail and South Island speedster Coup Align are on $8, while Keano is at $18, the same price as former Sydney sprinter Kiloton, who drew barrier five.
Mufhasa drew barrier 14, Coup Align 11 and promising galloper Wall Street ($9) 13.