2012 Epsom Handicap – Final Field & Barrier Draw

October 3rd, 2012

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