Double Digits for Waller’s Trio in 2012 Epsom Handicap Barriers

October 4, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Double Digits for Waller’s Trio in 2012 Epsom Handicap Barriers

Chris Waller may be preparing a triple pronged attack on the Epsom Handicap 2012 this Saturday but his trio has work to do in the classic mile after all drawing double digit barriers.

Chris Waller

Chris Waller has three chances in the 2012 Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick this Saturday

Headlining the action at Royal Randwick on Saturday as Race 7 at 4:00pm, the $500,000 Group 1 The Star Epsom Handicap (1600m) field features 15 gallopers including three Waller-trained stablemates.

Gai Waterhouse’s progressive four-year-old Fat Al leads the latest Epsom Handicap betting odds at bookmaker.com.au paying $4.80 before two of Waller’s contingent occupy the next lines.

First-up winner of the George Main Stakes last time out, Shoot Out is the $5.50 second elect followed by their evergreen and always honest stablemate Rangirangdoo ($7.50) who ran a slashing second in the George Main.

Shoot Out (58kg) and Rangirangdoo (57.5kg) will jump from barriers 10 and 14 respectively in the Epsom also carrying the two top weights, a situation that isn’t ideal but that also isn’t disastrous according to Waller.

“The barriers aren’t ideal but they are just foolproof horses,” he said.

“They are very tractable and like a bit of room.

“I wouldn’t be worried if they were out three-wide. Obviously it makes it that bit harder but I’d sooner have them out of trouble with good galloping room than have them bottled up on the fence, especially the way the track raced a fortnight ago.”

Waller named defending Epsom Handicap winner Secret Admirer, an $8.50 chance of going back-to-back in gate nine this year, as the benchmark and is confident with Shoot Out and Rangirangdoo as they beat her home in the George Main – Secret Admirer two and a half lengths away third.

“On the strength of her form my two went very well last start and Shoot Out should improve the most of the two being second-up on Saturday,” Waller said.

Pentire eight-year-old Rangirangdoo was also originally accepted for the $125,000 Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) on Epsom Handicap Day but has subsequently been scratched from the support race in favour of chasing his third elite level win.

“He’s not getting any younger and it’s a Group One race and he runs well at Randwick,” Waller said of Rangi.

“If he runs again after the Epsom, which I’m sure he will, we can always go back to a Group Three 2000 metre-type race.”

Waller’s third Epsom hope this year is then Said Com, runner-up over this track and distance in the Randwick Guineas back in March, in gate 12 with Corey Brown to ride the 52kg lightweight chance.

“He’s got a difficult draw but he gets back anyway and if he can be following Shoot Out and Rangi into the race with a light weight, if he’s good enough he’ll beat them and if he’s not he won’t,” Waller said.

He may boast two Doncaster trophies but Waller is yet to take out the Epsom and despite the awkward barriers he came up with this year he remains hopeful ahead of Saturday.

Whether you are getting behind one of Waller’s in the Epsom Handicap odds or have another miler you fancy, we guarantee you’ll get the best odds online at bookmaker.com.au.

Sign-up with bookmaker.com.au today and you will also enjoy a $400 bonus welcome bet on the house simply by making your first deposit and quoting the promo code BONUSBET!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field