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Waller Happy With the Epsom Barrier Draw

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Triple Honour will carry the number one saddlecloth in the Group One Epsom Handicap 2009 which has attracted a final field of 15.The 2008 Doncaster Handicap winner will be one of two representatives for Chris Waller along with Rangirangdoo with both geldings drawing well in barriers five and two respectively.

2009 George Main Stakes winner Road To Rock has come up with barrier seven while Shannon Stakes winner Drumbeats has nine and O’Lonhro four in Saturday’s Randwick feature.

Weights for the Epsom have been raised two kilos leaving Triple Honour (57kg) and Strat’s Flyer (56kg) as the only horses with more than 54kg in the 1600m handicap.

A final field of 18 was paid up for the 2009 Metropolitan Handicap including the Lee Freedman-trained Speed Gifted who drew barrier six and will be striving to qualify for a place in the Caulfield Cup 2009.

Last-start winners Mr Clangtastic and Ready To Lift were dealt no favours in their quests for a Metropolitan victory with barriers 16 and 17 respectively.

Group One winner Onemorenomore heads acceptances for the Spring Champion Stakes and has drawn ideally in barrier three of 12.

Exciting filly More Joyous is one of 12 confirmed runners in the Flight Stakes and will jump from two while Melito has drawn awkwardly in barrier 10.

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