The barrier draw may have complicated things for leading Victorian chances Srikandi and Bring Me The Maid in Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben.

The Caulfield-trained pair have drawn alongside each other, with Srikandi to be partnered by jockeyDamian Browne from barrier 11 in the capacity 16-horse field and Chad Schofield to ride Bring Me The Maid from gate 10, reports Racing Victoria.

The news was better for Victoria’s third hope, the Darren Weir-trained Trust In A Gust, who will jump from barrier three for Brad Rawiller.

The Ciaron Maher-trained Srikandi will be looking for back-to-back wins this preparation, after taking her record to seven wins from nine starts with a first-up triumph in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) on the Gold Coast.

The sole filly in the field, Peter Moody’s Bring Me The Maid, also brings strong form into the race having finished runner-up behind Delectation in the Group 2 Arrowfield Stud Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, while Trust In A Gust goes into the race after being narrowly beaten in the VOBIS Gold Sprint (1200m) at Caulfield.

Other key barrier draws in the race include veteran local hope Temple Of Boom (barrier six), 2014 William Reid Stakes (1200m) runner-up Fontelina (one), prolific winner Our Boy Malachi (seven), talented Kiwi El Roca (14) and three-year-olds Scissor Kick (four), Time For War (13) andNostradamus (16).

The news wasn’t much better for two of the three Victorian chances in the day’s other Group 1, the $500,000 Doomben Cup (2000m).

Team Williams’ 2012 Melbourne Cup champion Green Moon came up with barrier 14 of the 15-horse field, while last-start Chairman’s Stakes (2200m) winner Epingle drew barrier 12  for trainerMick Kent.

Matt Laurie’s 2013 South Australian Derby (2500m) winner Escado fared the best of the Victorians coming up with barrier three.

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller dominates the race by sheer weight of numbers with five hopes - Foreteller (barrier nine), Moriarty (five), Hawkspur (two), Weary (eight) and I’m Imposing(six) - while other key chances include Mornington Cup (2400m) winner Banca Mo (seven), the Gai Waterhouse-trained Pornichet (four) and multiple Group 1-winner Silent Achiever (10).