for Saturday's $1 million The BMW Stakes (2400m), Universal Prince has drawn the outside
barrier in his attempt for back to back Group One wins.
With only a field of seven the Bede Murray trained son of Scenic won't be too
inconvenienced with the outside gate.
Shane Dye, already blessed with a good barrier for his
Golden Slipper ride Fatoon, is sure to appreciate the news he has barrier four in the BMW.
The Melbourne visitor Rain Gauge, a member of the George
Hanlon stable, has the inside barrier.
In the latest betting for the race Universal Prince has
been marked at $2.25, marginally ahead of the prolific Group One winner Tie the Knot
Those two dominate the market with both Dress Circle and
Rain Gauge the only two other runners marked under double figures. They are both $9
The reigning Caulfield and Melbourne Cup heroine Ethereal
is at $11, while Freemason is at $15. The rank outsider of the field is the John Hawkes
trained Sale of Century, a gelding who impressed last start, he's a $26 chance and could
be the value knockout hope in the race.