Epsom Handicap Field & Barrier Draw

Epsom Handicap Barrier Draw

 

The final field and barrier draw have been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick with 20 runners set to battle for $1 million in prizemoney.

It was a mixed result for leading trainer Chris Waller with Star Of The Seas and Yulong Prince drawing barriers 1 and 2 respectively while Imaging, Funstar and Kolding copped barriers 21, 19 and 20.

The Waller-trained Mister Sea Wolf and Reloaded also fared well in gates 4 and 7, while the last of Waller’s eight runners, Savacool, came up with barrier 16.

Kolding, Star Of The Seas and Imaging filled the first three placings in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) last start while Funstar comes off a 2nd placing in the Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) and Mister Sea Wolf won the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m).

Kolding defeated Te Akau Shark in the 2019 Epsom Handicap but will have to carry 6kg more in 2020.

Theo Marks winner Wild Planet has drawn ideally in gate 6 and meets Funstar 1.5kg worse at the weights on Saturday.

Dominant Cameron Handicap (1500m) winner Rock joins stablemate Wild Planet as one of three runners for the in-form Hawkes Racing stable.

Pre-barrier draw favourite Probabeel has also drawn wide in gate 18 following her second-up success in the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m).

2020 Epsom Handicap barrier draw & final field

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 20 56.5kg
2 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg
3 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1 55.5kg
4 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 21 55.5kg
5 NETTOYER Wendy Roche James Innes Jnr 14 54kg
6 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Jason Collett 3 54kg
7 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 2 54kg
8 THE CANDY MAN Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 9 53.5kg
9 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 6 53kg
10 NICCANOVA Craig Carmody TBA 11 53kg
11 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 18 52.5kg
12 FUNSTAR Chris Waller Glen Boss 19 52.5kg
13 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 13 52.5kg
14 COLETTE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 10 52kg
15 RELOADED Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 7 51kg
16 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Ms Jess Taylor 8 50kg
17 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Winona Costin 12 50kg
18 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Alysha Collett 16 50kg
19 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a) 5 50kg
20 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Dolan 15 50kg
21e JUST THINKIN’ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott TBA 17 50kg