Rothesay Ruled out of 2010 Epsom Handicap – Betting Update

September 28, 2010

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Rothesay Ruled out of 2010 Epsom Handicap – Betting Update

Gerald Ryan’s gun four-year-old Rothesay has been ruled out of the 2010 Epsom Handicap due to adverse health.

The $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) is the marquee race at Randwick this Saturday, but Queensland Guineas winner Rothesay will not be among the field of runners.

The son of Fastnet Rock was found to have an elevated temperature over the weekend after a virus broke out in Ryan’s stable, with connections ruling him out of the handicap feature.

A dose of antibiotics and a short rest should see the promising galloper return to health in time to take on the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival on November 6, according to Ryan.

Rothesay’s withdrawal from the Epsom has seen premier online bookie Sportsbet reshuffle their markets, with the Peter Snowden-trained Drumbeats now the $6.50 favourite.

Winner of the Bill Ritchie Handicap last weekend at Randwick, Redoute’s Choice five-year-old Drumbeats was originally targeting the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on October 9.

Snowden, however, is now seriously considering starting Drumbeats in the Epsom after the news previous favourite Rothesay will not contest the event.

Drumbeats has been allocated just 52kg in the Epsom, making him the perfect lightweight chance to win.

Epsom Handicap topweight with 59.5kg was Gai Waterhouse’s Theseo, who has also been withdrawn from the race set to miss the remainder of the spring carnival after a lacklustre run in the George Main Stakes last Saturday.

Other horses high up in the weights that could join the list of defectors include Chris Waller’s triple Group 1 winner Danleigh (59kg) and Metal Bender (58.5kg).

Other early favourites in the Epsom Handicap betting at Sportsbet are Neeson paying $7 who is another excellent chance with just 52kg if the weights are not raised, and John Thompson’s George Main Stakes runner-up Trusting at $8.

In other 2010 Epsom Handicap news the Con Karakatsanis-trained Black Piranha has been confirmed as a starter currently paying a generous $17 to win.

To be ridden by Nash Rawiller, Black Piranha ran flat second-up last weekend finishing fifth in the George Main Stakes but should be back to form by this Saturday.

Meanwhile Bart Cummings’ seven-year-old Empires Choice will bypass the Epsom and head straight to Melbourne after running an eye-catching third to More Joyous in the George Main.

Cummings expressed concerns over Empires Choice breaking down if it were to run at Randwick, which Cummings described as a “disgraceful track”.

The 2010 Epsom Handicap final field is released tomorrow and we will publish the list of acceptors right here so bookmark this page.

In the meantime check out the early odds available on your favourites at, who guarantee their punters a better price than at the TAB!

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

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

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