Jim Taylor will return to the Caulfield track today to give Barakey a crucial trial after his plans to run the sprinter yesterday were washed out.

Barakey was milling behind the barrier gates for the running of the fifth heat when rain forced stewards to cancel the remaining heats.

Taylor must trial Barakey to the satisfaction of the stewards after he was scratched as favourite when he struck his head on the gates in Saturday's Oakleigh Plate.

Barakey suffered no injury from trying to burrow under the front gate, but stewards have insisted the five-year-old trial before he runs in Saturday week's $1 million Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington.

"It pelted down and they had to call them off," Taylor said.

"They said they will have them again tomorrow.

"The sun was out this afternoon so it should not be a problem, but it would be nice to get him passed in a jump-out so we can move on."

Barakey yesterday was the $4.70 second favourite behind Moment Of Change ($2.90) on Player following yesterday's release of weights for Victoria's premier sprint.

WA's horse of the year Luckygray was installed the 58kg topweight ahead of Moment Of Change, Ortensia and Woorim on 56.5kg, with Barakey and Atomic Force on 56kg and Decision Time and Spirit Of Boom on 55kg.

"I knew all along what weight he would get," Taylor said. "I see the handicapper has kept pretty much to the ratings for the weights."

Trainer Gino Poletti sent Luckygray across with Barakey last week to have the dual Group 1 winner run first-up in the Newmarket.

Poletti was surprised the handicapper dropped dual international Group 1 winner Ortensia a point for her eighth in the Oakleigh.

Ortensia had 58kg in the 1100m scamper, but drops a point and carries 56.5kg in the Newmarket.

"It was a swing around in weights," Poletti said. "It was her first run since last year's overseas campaign and it was a Group 1.

"Usually that would not happen."

Luckygray is on the third line of Newmarket betting at $5.70 with Ortensia at $17. Oakleigh Plate second and third placegetters Facile Tigre (54.5kg) and Spirit Of Boom are at $34 and $26.

·Adam Durrant was fined $10,000 yesterday after being found guilty of planning to administer a raceday treatment to Mr Moet before he ran second in last Saturday's Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield.

Durrant maintained his innocence after the hearing and said he was likely to appeal the decision.

He said he was preparing the treatment so his stablehand could give it to Mr Moet after he raced.

"It pelted down and they had to call them off. They said they will have them again tomorrow.""Barakey's trainer *Jim Taylor *

The West Australian

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