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Coolmore unperturbed by Adelaide's draw

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Connections of Adelaide were in philosophical mood after the high-class colt was handed a poor draw for the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

The Grade One-winning son of Galileo must break from a wide berth in stall 13 for Australia's richest weight-for-age prize over a mile and a quarter.

But Coolmore spokesman James Bester chose to focus upon the positives, saying: "I'd certainly rather be drawn in there than in barrier three, where you are likely to get cluttered up.

"It's the horse that comes out of the barrier, not what barrier you draw.

"We are 100 per cent on target and are absolutely delighted with every aspect of his preparation."

Fellow European raiders Side Glance and Guest Of Honour have been drawn in stall seven and 10 respectively.