Eastender Draws Wide In Adelaide Cup

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In-form Tasmanian stayer has drawn a wide barrier for his first interstate assignment in the Group Two .

Eastender has won his past four starts including the Devonport, Hobart and Launceston Cups and has drawn barrier 18 in a capacity field of 20 plus one emergency for Monday's Cup over 3200m.

The Barry Campbell-trained five-year-old gelding is equal topweight for the $400,000 race on 58kg along with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained who he chased down to win the Launceston Cup (2400m) last start.

The Ciaron Maher and -trained Bondeiger, winner of Saturday's Lord Reims Stakes at , was the $4 favourite on after drawing barrier two with Eastender at $5.

The -trained ($8) has the inside barrier and will be ridden by dual Melbourne Cup-winning Corey Brown.

Perth's premier jockey William Pike has been booked to ride the Mike Moroney-trained Top Of The Range who has drawn the second outside alley.

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