Epsom Handicap nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Epsom Handicap. The Epsom Handicap will be run on Saturday 3rd October at Royal Randwick racecourse.

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Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $200,000, 3rd $100,000, 4th $50,000, 5th $20,000, 6th $10,000, 7th $10,000, 8th $10,000, Starter Subsidy $200 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 52kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ADORABEEL (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride
2 AKAVOROUN G 6 Ciaron Maher
3 ALPINE EAGLE H 4 Tony McEvoy
4 AMANPOUR M 5 Gai Waterhouse
5 AMICUS M 4 Chris Waller
6 AOMEN (IRE) G 8 Anthony Cummings
7 ARABIAN GOLD M 5 Gai Waterhouse
8 ATLANTIS DREAM (NZ) M 7 Darren Weir
9 AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher
10 BALLET SUITE M 4 Chris Waller
11 BERRY DELICIOUS M 4 Jason Coyle
12 BEST CASE (NZ) G 5 Anthony Cummings
13 BETTER LAND H 4 Peter G Moody
14 BOBAN G 6 Chris Waller
15 CATKINS M 6 Chris Waller
16 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) H 6 Bjorn Baker
17 CHARLIE BOY G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
18 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) H 6 John O’Shea
19 DESERT JEUNEY G 6 Nigel Blackiston
20 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
21 DISPOSITION G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
22 ECUADOR (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse
23 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
24 EXCITED PRINCE G 6 Jason Coyle
25 FAROLITOS G 4 John O’Shea
26 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 6 Chris Waller
27 GOD’S IN HIM G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
28 GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) G 7 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
29 GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
30 HARTNELL (GB) G 5 John O’Shea
31 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea
32 HAZARD M 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman
33 HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
34 HI WORLD H 4 Peter G Moody
35 HIS MAJESTY (IRE) G 6 Kim Waugh
36 HOOKED H 5 John P Thompson
37 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea
38 JABALI H 4 Mick Price
39 JACQUINOT BAY G 8 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
40 KENJORWOOD G 6 Peter G Moody
41 KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
42 KING KINSHASA (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse
43 KINGDOMS (NZ) G 6 Brian Smith
44 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent
45 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
46 LOVED UP M 4 Brett Cavanough
48 LUCKY HUSSLER G 6 Darren Weir
49 MALICE G 5 John O’Shea
50 MAY’S DREAM M 5 Darren Weir
51 MESSENE G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
52 NINTH LEGION G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
53 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) M 6 Robert Smerdon
54 PACIFIC HEIGHTS (IRE) G 7 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
55 PETROLOGY H 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
56 PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse
57 PRESSING H 4 Mick Price
58 PUZZLING WONDER H 4 Anthony Cummings
59 REKINDLED POWER H 4 Paul Messara
60 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney
61 ROYAL DESCENT M 6 Chris Waller
62 RUDY G 5 Helen Page
63 SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller
64 SAN DIEGO G 5 John O’Shea
65 SAN TELMO G 5 Anthony Cummings
66 SARDAAJ (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
67 SCRATCH ME LUCKY G 4 Paul Perry
68 SENSE OF OCCASION G 5 Joseph Pride
69 SILVERBALL (FR) G 7 Chris Waller
70 SKYLIMIT H 4 Gai Waterhouse
71 SKYLINE BLUSH M 4 Anthony Cummings
72 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 4 Jason Coyle
73 SONS OF JOHN G 5 Jason Attard
74 SPY DECODER (NZ) G 5 Anthony Cummings
75 START WONDERING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
76 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir
77 STRAWBERRY BOY G 7 Chris Waller
78 SUPARA M 4 Gai Waterhouse
79 SWEYNESSE H 4 John O’Shea
80 SWORN TO SILENCE (NZ) G 4 Bryce Heys
81 SYSMO (FR) G 7 Tony McEvoy
82 TASHBEEH H 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
83 TERONADO G 5 Bruce W Hill
84 TESTASHADOW G 4 Gary Portelli
85 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) M 4 Peter G Moody
86 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker
87 VELOX (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
88 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
89 WINE TALES M 4 Chris Waller
90 WINX M 4 Chris Waller
91 WORTHY CAUSE H 4 John Zielke
92 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 5 Michael Moroney
93 ZARZALI M 4 James Cummings


Stratum Star has provided Craig Williams with his fifth Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes win, continuing a family affinity with the race for the high-profile jockey.

The Darren Weir-trained Stratum Star’s victory by the barest margin over Disposition in a thrilling three-way finish to Saturday’s Group One 1400m handicap at Caulfield added to an impressive record in the race for Williams over the past decade having first won the event in 2005 on Barely A Moment.

Williams’ father Allan also won the race as a jockey in 1979 on Private Talk and again as a trainer in 1993 with Black Rouge.

Stratum Star had a wide barrier to overcome and Williams sent the horse forward to settle on speed before getting a trail behind Strawberry Boy and Rich Enuff.

Under The Louvre made his charge on the outside of Stratum Star in the straight and hit the front while Damien Oliver brought Disposition through close to the inside which set up a tight finish.

Stratum Star ($9) surged again after losing momentum and in a head-bobbing finish got home by a nose over Disposition ($4) with Under The Louvre ($5.50) a half head away.

Williams thought he had won but the judge took several minutes to declare a winner.

The talented Stratum Star gave Victoria’s premier trainer Darren Weir back-to-back wins after Trust In A Gust scored in a photo finish a year ago.

“He was awesome today,” Williams said of Stratum Star.

“Credit to Darren Weir and his management of this horse. This is the race they had picked out. They wanted to get a Group One for him and they’ve done it.”

Weir said the race had been a long-range target with four-year-old Stratum Star.

“I thought he had had a good preparation going towards it and he got a terrific ride from Craig,” Weir said.

“If we didn’t get that sort of ride, he probably wouldn’t have won the race.

“He loomed up last start to win (the Memsie Stakes) and just got a bit tired with 50 metres to go, so then we really targeted this race.”

Stratum Star’s head-bobbing win denied Disposition’s jockey Damien Oliver his seventh victory in the event.

“He has run a good race, but unfortunately we just missed,” Oliver said.

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