The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, which is set to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday October 6, 2012.
A field of 15 horses have accepted for a run in the $500,000 race.
Included in the 2012 Epsom Handicap final field is Secret Admirer, who is looking to continue her flawless Epsom Handicap Day record.
The five-year-old mare won the Group 1 Flight Stakes as a three-year-old in 2010, before winning the Group 1 Epsom Handicap last year.
Since her 2011 Epsom Handicap win, Secret Admirer has not managed to claim a victory, despite a number of Group placings.
The Dubawi mare has won three of her 19 race starts so far and has earned more than $1.18 million in prize money during her career.
Her most recent result was a third placing in the Group 1 George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse behind Shoot Out and Rangirangdoo on September 19.
Trainer Grahame Begg is confident Secret Admirer will be at the top of her game for the 2012 Epsom Handicap.
“I think she’s peaking at the right time,” Begg said.
“Her coat has really come on in the past two weeks.
“She has trained on well since her last start, she’s back to a handicap and we thought she galloped very, very well this morning.
“She did the normal short, sharp work and up the running she strode out really well.”
Secret Admirer has drawn barrier nine for the 2012 Epsom Handicap and will be ridden by jockey James McDonald.
Yosei, Fat Al and Shoot Out are also included in the 2012 Epsom Handicap final field and barrier draw.
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2012 Epsom Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||52x32132x1||SHOOT OUT||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||10||58kg||118|
|2||9942604×42||RANGIRANGDOO (NZ)||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||14||57.5kg||116|
|3||352383×223||SECRET ADMIRER||Grahame Begg||James McDonald||9||54kg||112|
|4||11x200x689||MONTON||Ron Quinton||Ms Kathy O’Hara||13||53kg||104|
|5||x05483x067||YOSEI||Stuart Webb||Glyn Schofield||3||52.5kg||109|
|6||34x84442x1||AMBIDEXTER||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||4||52kg||104|
|7||2750×30911||ROLLING PIN (NZ)||Gwenda Markwell||Christian Reith||5||52kg||104|
|8||121x111x23||FAT AL||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||6||52kg||103|
|9||321176×126||KONTIKI PARK (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Nathan Berry||2||52kg||103|
|10||111x20x348||SOMEPIN ANYPIN (NZ)||Gary Portelli||Jay Ford||11||52kg||102|
|11||3161103×03||WILD AND PROUD||Gai Waterhouse||Peter Robl||15||52kg||101|
|12||5x363x7715||TAGUS||John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||7||52kg||101|
|13||21227×1362||SAID COM (NZ)||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||12||52kg||99|
|14||63125x13x2||LIGHTINTHENITE||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||1||52kg||94|
|15||11251×1342||GANGSTER’S CHOICE||John O’Shea||Jason Collett||8||52kg||83|