Waller Group 1 stars draw well for Epsom Handicap

The Waller stable has a team of seven for the $1m, Group 1 Tab Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday and on Tuesday two of the stable’s leading contenders, D’Argento and Unforgotten, drew barriers one and three respectively.

Both these Group 1 winners have reached the famous Randwick spring mile with little weight, good lead-up form and proven ability at the top-level.

D’Argento, with 53.5kg under James McDonald, won the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas over 1600m in March.

The stable sent the So You Think entire out to resume behind champion stablemate Winx in  her race, the Group 1 Winx Stakes over 1400m back in August and he was third. Then it was forward to a Winx free Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill on September 8th. Carrying 56kg under the set-weights conditions he was second to Godolphin’s Home Of The Brave (IRE).

Unforgotten, the winner of the Group 1 ATC Oaks over 2400m last autumn, was sixth in the Winx Stakes. Then the Fastnet Rock mare went forward to the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes over 1600m at Randwick on September 1st. Carrying 56.5kg under the weight-for-age conditions the mare defeated the field with 1 1/4L in hand.

On Saturday Unforgotten carries 52.5kg under Kerrin McEvoy.

The other Waller stable entries are Shillelagh (NZ); Single Gaze; Mister Sea Wolf (USA); Religify; Tom Melbourne (IRE); and second emergency Paret.

The latest market for the Epsom Handicap:

$4           D’Argento

$4.50     Unforgotten

$5           Pierata

$11         Siege Of Quebec

$15         Lanciato

$17         Hartnell and Shillelagh

$21         Champagne Cuddles

$26         Arbeitsam and Tom Melbourne

$35         New Tipperary, Invictus Prince, Muraaqeb and Paret (2E)

$51         Mister Sea Wolf

$71         Single Gaze, Red Excitement and Radipole

$101       Duca Valentinois, Religify and Goodfella

$151       Nettoyer (1E)

Unforgotten, barrier three for the Epsom Handicap, picture