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Barriers drawn for Group 1 Kingsford-Smith and QLD Oaks

Barrier draws have been conducted for Saturday’s Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) and Queensland Oaks (2200m) with favoured runners drawing well in each event.

The third Group 1 day of the 2018 UBET Queensland Winter Racing Carnival has attracted quality runners across the park, including some surprises.

Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker has decided to run impressive Gold Coast Guineas winner Champagne Cuddles in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup, after originally planning to qualify for the Stradbroke via the Fred Best Classic.

Kingsford-Smith favourite Le Romain has drawn barrier five for the $700,000 Weight-For-Age event at Doomben, after he was forced to face the breeze throughout the Doomben 10,000 a fortnight ago.

Second-favourite Impending has drawn barrier 9, while local hopes Care To Think (Barrier 11) and Most Important (Barrier 3) enjoyed mixed fortunes in the draw. 

The Queensland Oaks, which has provided a pathway to greater success in spring for a number of years, looks to be a competitive affair.

Chris Waller runners Youngstar (Barrier 4) and Another Dollar (Barrier 2) are favoured in the market, and will be out to give the recently-inducted Hall of Fame trainer a second Group 1 win for the carnival.

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