Sir Dragonet can Boss Randwick feature

14 April 2021 02:29:22 GMTPlus10

Jockey Glen Boss is confident about Sir Dragonet's Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes chances after the five-year-old drew barrier two for Saturday's feature at Randwick.

Much of the focus leading into the feature is centred on the matchup between the 2020 Group 1 Cox Plate winner Addeybb and the Chris Waller-trained mare Verry Elleegant.

When speaking after Tuesday's barrier draw, Boss said his mount's bloodlines alone are enough to suggest Sir Dragonet can beat his rivals.

"If anyone wants to go and spend 10 minutes and have a look at this bloke's pedigree, that's enough to sway you," Boss said.

"He's probably got one of the best pedigrees of any European that's come to Australia.

"You've just got to go back and look at it, and you just get in shock of how much of a good pedigree he's got."

Sir Dragonet completed his final track gallop at Tuesday's Breakfast with the Stars and recorded the fastest last 600-metre sectional of the morning.

Meanwhile, Addeybb will have blinkers applied for the first time on Saturday.

Jockey Tom Marquand announced yesterday that the William Haggas-trained gelding - who will break from barrier three on Saturday, beside Verry Elleegant in barrier four - would sport the gear change in the Randwick feature this weekend.

"To be honest we haven't changed all that much. The only thing we have done is whack some blinkers on him," Marquand said. "That's something he's never had on before, but I think it's probably about time.

“He's not going to suddenly grow a spectacular pair of wings and do something that he's never done before, but it might just help in the run, help him travel and put a bit of a spark back into him."

Sir Dragonet is priced at 7.50 to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with Verry Elleegant at 2.30 and Addeybb at 3.30.

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