Epsom Handicap Field & Barrier Draw

Aaron Hamilton in Epsom Handicap 29 Sep 2020
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.HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1KOLDING (NZ)Chris WallerHugh Bowman2056.5kg
2MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)Chris WallerBrenton Avdulla456kg
3STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)Chris WallerNash Rawiller155.5kg
4IMAGING (GB)Chris WallerJames McDonald2155.5kg
5NETTOYERWendy RocheJames Innes Jnr1454kg
6BRANDENBURG (NZ)John SargentJason Collett354kg
7YULONG PRINCE (SAF)Chris WallerSam Clipperton254kg
8THE CANDY MANPeter & Paul SnowdenRegan Bayliss953.5kg
9WILD PLANETMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTim Clark653kg
10NICCANOVACraig CarmodyTBA1153kg
11PROBABEEL (NZ)Jamie RichardsKerrin McEvoy1852.5kg
12FUNSTARChris WallerGlen Boss1952.5kg
13ROCKMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry1352.5kg
14COLETTEJames CummingsMs Rachel King1052kg
15RELOADEDChris WallerMs Kathy O’Hara751kg
16LOOKS LIKE ELVISJarrod AustinMs Jess Taylor850kg
17RIODINI (NZ)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottMs Winona Costin1250kg
18SAVACOOL (NZ)Chris WallerMs Alysha Collett1650kg
19GLENALLMichael, Wayne & John HawkesBrock Ryan (a)550kg
20VANNA GIRLToby & Trent EdmondsRobbie Dolan1550kg
21eJUST THINKIN’Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTBA1750kg