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September Run firming as favourite post-barrier draw

Dual Group 1 winner September Run has been drawn perfectly for Saturday’s $502,250 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.

The Chris Waller-trained mare will jump from barrier five and firmed from $5 into $4.80 favourite with with Craig Williams booked to ride.

The 2022 Sangster features the past two winners who had contrasting luck in the barrier draw.

Last year’s winner Instant Celebrity has drawn wide in barrier 12 with last weekend’s Australasian Oaks winning rider Daniel Moor booked to ride while 2020 winner Bella Vella has drawn perfectly in seven but eased from $11 out to $17.

“I couldn’t be happier with the draw,’’ Bella Vella’s trainer Will Clarken said.

“When she won in 2020 we had a few niggles going into the race, but she’s had a really solid foundation this time around and she’s come through her first-up win really well,’’ he said.

Instant Celebrity jumped from barrier six and saved ground along the inside to win last year with Craig Williams in the saddle and is marked a $10 chance.

“I would have liked to have drawn closer,’’ Adelaide foreman Tommy Stokes said.

Jamie Kah has elected to ride Brooklyn Hustle who firmed slightly from $11 into $10 after drawing barrier 10.

Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace have three runners in the race.

Former star two-year-old Away Game firmed slightly into $7.50 from the inside gate with Linda Meech to ride, Bella Nipotina remained an $8 chance with John Allen in the saddle while Ethan Brown picked up the ride on Snapdancer who will jump from the outside barrier and drifted to $10.

Local mare All Banter will jump from gate nine with Jake Toeroek to ride while impressive last-start Redelva Stakes winner Champagne Dreams drew perfectly in barrier four for the Wayne Francis and Glen Kent stable.

“She should be able to get a nice run there just behind the speed,’’ Kent said.

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