Thankgodyou’rehere Wins 2011 Epsom Handicap Start

Patrick and Wayne Webster’s honest six-year-old Thankgodyou’rehere earned a ballot exemption straight into the Epsom Handicap 2011 with an impressive win in the $125,000 Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) and will be well-weighted in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature to take on raging favourite Sincero.

Thankgodyou'rehere

Thankgodyou'rehere gets into the 2011 Epsom Handicap with a nice light weight

Secret Savings gelding Thankgodyou’rehere backed up from their smart last-start third behind Stephen Farley’s spruik galloper Sincero in the Tramway Handicap (1400m) at Warwick Farm at the start of the month, charging home at Rosehill on Saturday to become the Bill Ritchie Handicap 2011 winner.

On the line Thankgodyou’rehere ($2.25F), ridden by Rod Quinn, had an easy two lengths to spare over Bruce Hill’s Gold Coast raider Startsmeup ($3.70) while the Joseph Pride-trained Miss Keepsake ($31) was a further two and three quarter lengths back for third in the George Main Stakes Day feature.

Thankgodyou’rehere is now assured of a start and penalty-exempt for the $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick on October 1 where they will carry just 52kg, a nice drop back from the 56kg they had on their back for the Bill Ritchie win.

“He’ll go to the Epsom now, he’s earned it and he deserved that win today,” co-trainer Pat Webster said on Saturday.

“The Bill Ritchie is a great race to win and the Epsom will be too, and you can’t win it sitting at home in your box.”

Quinn was also pleased with Thankgodyou’rehere’s win on the weekend and believes with the weight they will be competitive in the Epsom.

“He most probably had to win that race (the Bill Ritchie) like that to justify going ahead (to the Epsom) and he gets in with a light weight,” Quinn said.

“I’ll get down to that (the 52kg).”

Epsom Handicap 2011 betting at Luxbet is clearly lead by Sincero after the consistent four-year-old became a two time Group 1 winner at Rosehill’s meeting on Saturday with a victory in the weight-for-age George Main Stakes (1500m).

Sincero is now paying $3.80 to become the Epsom Handicap winner before heading down south for the 2011 Cox Plate and is currently allocated 56.5kg in the Epsom weights.

A little further down the Epsom Handicap odds is Thankgodyou’rehere at a nice price of $14.

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2011 Epsom Handicap Odds

HorseOdds
Sincero3.60
Secret Admirer6.00
Pinker Pinker8.00
Kings Rose9.00
Thankgodyourehere11.00
Foreteller12.00
Sacred Choice15.00
Fast Clip16.00
King Lionheart16.00
Triple Elegance16.00
Torios Quest18.00
More Strawberries21.00
Red Colossus21.00
Light Brigade26.00
Luen Yat Forever26.00
Raspberries26.00
Red Tracer26.00
Rekindled Interest26.00
Trusting26.00
Master Of Design41.00
Pinnacles41.00
Startsmeup41.00
Toorak Toff41.00
Extra Zero51.00
My Kingdom Of Fife61.00
Neeson61.00
Parables61.00
Altius81.00
Blackie81.00
Centennial Park81.00
Do Ra Mi81.00
Foxstar81.00
Glass Harmonium81.00
Leica Larrikin81.00
Niblick81.00
Pane In The Glass81.00
Pureness81.00
Renewed Vitality81.00
Testascana81.00
Triple Honour81.00
Landlocked101.00
Syreon101.00
Kim Divine126.00
Skilled126.00
Skyerush126.00
Studley Park126.00
Toms Rocket126.00
Brazilian Pulse151.00
Older Than Time151.00
Willy Jimmy151.00
Absolutelyawesome201.00
At First Sight201.00
Boys On Tour201.00
Charing Cross201.00
Dead End201.00
Doubtful Jack201.00
Dysphonia201.00
Erewhon201.00
Fanjura201.00
Flat Chat201.00
Flight Of Pegasus201.00
Gathering201.00
Gigino201.00
Im Imposing201.00
Indiscretions201.00
Lamasery201.00
Larrys Never Late201.00
Linton201.00
Lucha Libre201.00
Mirjulisa Lass201.00
Miss Keepsake201.00
Monton201.00
Offenders201.00
Playing God201.00
Poor Judge201.00
Preventable201.00
Spot The Rock201.00
Stratofortrees201.00
Teardrop Rock201.00
Tullamore201.00
Adnocon301.00
Aintnofallenstar301.00
Angelican301.00
Ashlees Jewel301.00
Bay Window301.00
Bid Spotter301.00
Blakey Boy301.00
Bullbars301.00
Chillypin301.00
Chula Vista301.00
Dealer Principal301.00
Diamondcowboy301.00
Eucumbene301.00
Femina Fashion301.00
Harry The Fox301.00
Just Been Lucky301.00
Levis Choice301.00
Many Stars301.00
Maraaseem301.00
Merensky Reef301.00
Pago Rock301.00
Parthian301.00
Red Lord301.00
Reuben Percival301.00
Samui Lad301.00
Sea Lord301.00
Shannara301.00
Spacecraft301.00
Straight Hennessy301.00
Swift Judgement301.00
Turnstiles301.00
Western Symbol301.00
Zara Dancer301.00
Odds subject to change. Futures all-in betting.