Randwick Race 8 Results – Captain Sonador Wins Epsom Handicap Ahead of Trusting

Captain Sonador claimed an upset win in the 2010 Epsom Handicap at Randwick this afternoon, the Roger Milne-trained four-year-old coming up through the field to beat home the hot favourite Trusting.

The $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) was the feature race at the Royal Randwick’s Super Saturday meeting today, and it was Prince Braeman that took the early lead.

Odds-on favourite, John Thompson’s Trusting, held a midfield position and was out three wide in the early stages.

With the heavily supported Firebolt moving up on the outside along with Trusting by the home straight, Prince Braeman eventually was overrun and gave up the lead.

Then in the final 200m, Captain Sonador and champion jockey Glen Boss pushed to the front making it a two horse race between the Queenslander and the favourite Trusting.

On the line it was Captain Sonador ($14) that won the Epsom a head in front of Trusting ($5.50) with the Joseph Pride-trained Sacred Choice ($26) one and a half lengths away in a photo finish for third.

A star galloper by American sire Shamardal, Captain Sonador has now won five of his 23 career starts, today’s winnings boosting his career prize money to over $530,000.

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2010 Telstra T-Box Epsom Handicap Results

Pos Horse Margin Price Barrier Benchmark Weight Jockey Trainer
01 12.CAPTAIN SONADOR $15.00 8 97.00 52 Glen Boss Roger Milne
02 5.TRUSTING 0.2 $5.50F 9 104.00 52(52.5) Jim Cassidy John P Thompson
03 10.SACRED CHOICE 1.7 $21.00 14 99.00 52 Tommy Berry (a) Joseph Pride
04 20.HIDDEN WONDER 1.8 $151.00 3 91.00 52 Jay Ford Kris Lees
05 14.PRINCE BRAEMAN 2.1 $151.00 18 97.00 52 Nathan Berry (a1.5) Paul Perry
06 2.BLACK PIRANHA 2.6 $14.00 2 116.00 58.5 Nash Rawiller Con Karakatsanis
07 8.CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) 2.8 $26.00 1 102.00 52 Christian Reith David Payne
08 6.DEALER PRINCIPAL 3.1 $31.00 6 103.00 52 Brenton Avdulla (a1.5) Anthony Cummings
09 11.LEICA LARRIKIN 3.6 $20.00 7 98.00 52 Mathew Cahill Richard Freyer
10 9.NEESON 3.8 $8.00 4 102.00 52 Peter Robl Joseph Pride
11 13.FIREBOLT (NZ) 4.5 $6.00 20 97.00 52 Glyn Schofield Roger James
12 1.DANLEIGH 4.6 $26.00 10 117.00 59 Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
13 3.DOUBTFUL JACK 5.9 $7.00 11 107.00 54 Luke Nolen Peter G Moody
14 18.BAY WINDOW 6 $101.00 19 93.00 52 Craig Newitt Gwenda Markwell
15 4.ONCE WERE WILD 6.6 $8.00 5 108.00 52.5 Corey Brown Gai Waterhouse
16 19.KEEPIN’ THE DREAM (NZ) 8 $151.00 17 92.00 52 Daniel Ganderton Jim & Greg Lee
17 17.RETURNTOSENDER 8.2 $61.00 12 94.00 52 Craig Williams Peter G Moody
18 16.SAINTHOOD 10 $31.00 16 96.00 52 Rod Quinn Rick Worthington
19 7.CANNONBALL (USA) 11.6 $26.00 13 102.00 52 Blake Spriggs (a2) Gai Waterhouse
20 15.SNAPY HALO (ARG) 12.7 $41.00 15 97.00 52 Tim Clark John O’Shea
SC 21.SYREON E1 NA 85.00 52 Joseph Pride

Epsom Handicap Exotic Bet Payouts

Bet Horse Numbers Ladbrokes.com.au SuperPrice
Exacta 12-5 $91.55
Quinella 5-12 $32.09
Trifecta 12-5-10 $1,552.11
First4 12-5-10-20 $69,105.62