Shoot Out Tops Epsom Handicap 2013 Weights

Chris Waller’s four-time Group 1 winner Shoot Out has been allocated the 58kg top-weight for next month’s 2013 Epsom Handicap.

Shoot Out

Shoot Out is the 2013 Epsom Handicap top weight for the October 5 feature. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 5 along with The Metropolitan, the $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) has 104 hopefuls still in the mix.

Heading the Epsom Handicap weights allocated by Racing NSW this week is Waller’s High Chaparral seven-year-old Shoot Out.

The veteran’s latest turf triumph was in the Chipping Norton Stakes first-up over the Warwick Farm mile in March after which they ran seventh to Fat Al in the Epsom with the same 58kg they’re allocated for the 2013 edition.

Shoot Out was a disappointing 11th when resuming this time in however when 60.5kg proved too much for them in the Group 3 Tramway Stakes (1400m).

They get the chance to atone this weekend second-up however when they run with 59kg under weight-for-age conditions in the $350,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) which Waller will use as a guide to the Epsom.

“I want to see how he performs in the George Main Stakes on Saturday before looking more closely at the Epsom,” Waller told the Herald Sun.

“I am also mindful that Shoot Out and Rangirangdoo had similar weights last year (in the Epsom) and they struggled in the race.”

If successful on Saturday Shoot Out will become the first galloper since the mighty Kingston Town (1981-82) to win dual editions of the George Main.

Then if he were to go on and take out he Epsom with the 58kg they would be setting a modern day weight carrying record in the classic with no horse carrying more than Racing To Win’s 57kg back in 2006.

Following Shoot Out in the weights are then 2011 George Main Stakes winner Sincero (57kg), recent Warwick Stakes winning New Zealand raider Veyron (56kg) and the Chris Waller-trained Doncaster Mile champ Sacred Falls (55.5kg).

O’Reilly four-year-old Sacred Falls is also the current favourite in the Epsom Handicap odds at a quote of $9 following their resuming fourth in the Tramway.

Along with Shoot Out and Sacred Falls Waller has 13 other chances the most notable of which is his reliable Dane Shadow mare Red Tracer ($17) allocated 54kg who hasn’t run since her Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara win in Brisbane back in June.

Waller’s Encosta De Lago six-year-old Riva De Lago meanwhile is equal 1st with the Steve Englebrecht-trained Malavio in the Epsom Handicap ballot after the duo earned ballot exemptions with their respective wins in the Theo Marks Stakes and Tramway.

Fighting with Sacred Falls for top spot in Epsom Handicap betting at $9.50 is then the Guy Walter-trained Toydini who is equal 26th in the order of entry allocated the 52kg minimum.

Others high up the markets include the Queen’s horse Carlton House ($11) who debuted down under when 18th in the Ajax Stakes in the autumn, Walter’s Tatt’s Tiara runner-up Streama ($13) and Waterhouse’s up-and-comer Ecuador ($14) who is also a top fancy for The Metropolitan.

See below for the official Epsom Handicap 2013 weights and ballot order, staying tuned for all the latest updates.

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2013 Epsom Handicap Weights & Ballot

Royal Randwick – 05/10/2013

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller 3 58kg 116
2 SINCERO Stephen Farley 4 57kg 114
3 VEYRON (NZ) Linda Laing 5= 56kg 112
4 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller 7= 55.5kg 111
5 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride 9 55kg 110
6 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan 10 54.5kg 109
7 CARLTON HOUSE (USA) Gai Waterhouse 11 54kg 108
8 RED TRACER Chris Waller 5= 54kg 112
9 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 12= 53.5kg 107
10 FERLAX (NZ) Jim Conlan 12= 53.5kg 107
11 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 12= 53.5kg 107
12 STREAMA Guy Walter 7= 53.5kg 111
13 BUDRIGUEZ David Jolly 16 53kg 106
14 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 17= 52.5kg 105
15 LUCKYGRAY Robert Smerdon 17= 52.5kg 105
16 MIC MAC Paul Messara 17= 52.5kg 105
17 RIVA DE LAGO Chris Waller 1= 52.5kg 105
18 A TIME FOR JULIA Peter G Moody 55= 52kg 90
19 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray 24= 52kg 103
20 ALTIUS Chris Waller 65= 52kg 86
21 ALZORA David Hayes 69= 52kg 84
22 ASCLEPIUS Len Hodgson 80= 52kg 80
23 ASHOKAN Gai Waterhouse 75 52kg 83
24 BAITED BREATH Anthony Freedman 104 52kg 61
25 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes 86= 52kg 77
26 BELLO Peter Snowden 22= 52kg 104
27 BELLTONE Kelso Wood 31= 52kg 100
28 BOBAN Chris Waller 52= 52kg 91
29 CAHIER David Hayes 99 52kg 70
30 CASUAL CHOICE Chris Waller 80= 52kg 80
31 CATKINS Chris Waller 38= 52kg 98
32 CHOICE BRO John Sargent 59= 52kg 89
33 CLEAR FOR ACTION Jim Conlan 52= 52kg 91
34 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon Corstens 12= 52kg 107
35 COSMIC CAUSEWAY Peter G Moody 38= 52kg 98
36 COUP AY TEE (NZ) Chris Waller 29= 52kg 101
37 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton 38= 52kg 98
38 DANY THE FOX (NZ) Mick Price 38= 52kg 98
39 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Bede Murray 46 52kg 94
40 DESERT WIZARD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 91 52kg 75
41 DURNFORD Pat Carey 59= 52kg 89
42 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 76= 52kg 82
43 EIGELSTEIN (GB) Chris Waller 52= 52kg 91
44 FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse 31= 52kg 100
45 FERMENT John P Thompson 67= 52kg 85
46 FIELD MARSHALL Chris Waller 83= 52kg 78
47 GERONTIUS David Hayes 92= 52kg 74
48 GLOBAL BALANCE David Hayes 62= 52kg 88
49 GOLDSTONE Bart & James Cummings 82 52kg 79
50 HAVANA REY Bjorn Baker 29= 52kg 101
51 HEART TESTA Chris Waller 69= 52kg 84
52 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody 62= 52kg 88
53 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 67= 52kg 85
54 HOSTING Greg Eurell 76= 52kg 82
55 INDIANAPOLIS Gai Waterhouse 96= 52kg 72
56 KEITH’S LEGACY (NZ) David Vandyke 48= 52kg 92
57 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 26= 52kg 102
58 LONG JOHN Peter Snowden 76= 52kg 82
59 LONGMA Mick Price 101= 52kg 66
60 LUNAYIR (FR) Chris Waller 48= 52kg 92
61 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 1= 52kg 104
62 MASAHIKO Gai Waterhouse 86= 52kg 77
63 MAXIMILIAN Bart & James Cummings 98 52kg 71
64 MONTON Ron Quinton 36= 52kg 99
65 NIBLICK Brett Cavanough 31= 52kg 100
66 ONE STEP BEYOND Anthony Cummings 103 52kg 62
67 OUR DESERT WARRIOR Gai Waterhouse 92= 52kg 74
68 PAGO ROCK David Hayes 26= 52kg 102
69 PEPPERWOOD Liam Birchley 48= 52kg 92
70 PERON John P Thompson 38= 52kg 98
71 PHOTON WILLIE (NZ) Chris Waller 83= 52kg 78
72 PIRATE BAY (GB) Kris Lees 65= 52kg 86
73 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson 59= 52kg 89
74 REFLECTANCE John P Thompson 89= 52kg 76
75 REUNITE Bart & James Cummings 83= 52kg 78
76 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney 69= 52kg 84
77 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 17= 52kg 105
78 SALON SOLDIER (GER) Kris Lees 55= 52kg 90
79 SCORPIO QUEEN Kerry Parker 69= 52kg 84
80 SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle 45 52kg 95
81 SHARNEE ROSE Kris Lees 62= 52kg 88
82 SIMPLY BRILLIANT Bjorn Baker 100 52kg 68
83 SIZZLING Kelso Wood 24= 52kg 103
84 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 22= 52kg 104
85 SOMEDAY Kelso Wood 47 52kg 93
86 SOROS Peter G Moody 69= 52kg 84
87 SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse 76= 52kg 82
88 STRAWBERRY BOY Peter G Moody 38= 52kg 98
89 TAGUS John P Thompson 31= 52kg 100
90 THAT’S A GOOD IDEA Joseph Pride 69= 52kg 84
91 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody 31= 52kg 100
92 TOKAMAK Barry Lockwood 48= 52kg 92
93 TOM’S ROCKET Reg Rowley 95 52kg 73
94 TOYDINI Guy Walter 26= 52kg 102
95 TRANSPORTER John P Thompson 38= 52kg 98
96 TWISTED EMOTIONS (NZ) John O’Shea 96= 52kg 72
97 UNIMPEACHABLE Joseph Pride 89= 52kg 76
98 VISION IN MOTION Anthony Cummings 101= 52kg 66
99 WHISPER DOWNS David Hayes 36= 52kg 99
100 WINDSWEPT Gerald Ryan 86= 52kg 77
101 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes 92= 52kg 74
102 YOSEI Stuart Webb 17= 52kg 105
103 YOUR HONOUR Greg Eurell 55= 52kg 90
104 ZABISCO (NZ) Michael Moroney 55= 52kg 90