Epsom Handicap Day 2012 Betting Tips & Selections

Today the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival action hits fever pitch at Royal Randwick with nine black-type races including a quartet of Group 1 showdowns set to light up the track, the Races.com.au team’s insider tips on the full Epsom Handicap Day card detailed below.

There is a race for every punter at Randwick today from the day’s early juvenile features right through to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup horses facing off in the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at 4:40pm this afternoon.

Conditions in Sydney are perfect for a spring menu such as today’s with clear skies and a nice dry track for all the stars out in force to either win their early season grand final before going out to prepare for the autumn, or out to launch themselves into contention for the big ones in Melbourne over the coming weeks.

Conditions are also perfect for a punt on the ponies this Epsom Day so to help you clean out the bookies and enjoy a big spring win below the expert team of tipsters at Races.com.au have made their insider selections public knowledge.

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Race 1 – 12:10pm Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000m)

  • 1st – #11 Sugar Rush ($1.65)
  • 2nd – #1 Brilliant Bisc ($17)
  • 3rd – #10 Shahad ($6)

Big money coming in early for Gai Waterhouse’s Sugar Rush, they are a Randwick and Warwick Farm trial winner and the hype should be justified here. Brillian Bisc adds value set to improve after being beaten be rival Guelph in a trial leading up to this, they get the draw here, while the other Waterhouse runner Shahad should get a nice run from four.

Race 2 – 12:45pm NSW Thoroughbred Breeders Plate (1000m)

  • 1st – #12 War ($3)
  • 2nd – #8 Regimental Pride ($14)
  • 3rd – #13 Whittington ($2.90)

War enjoyed a good trial win at Warwick Farm and should give Gai another early win here from their nice gate two draw with Rawiller in the saddle. Money also coming in for Whittington but for second we like the look of Schofield’s mount Reginmental Pride in gate four who also won a trial in nice style leading up to this debut.

Race 3 –  1:20pm Vili’s Pies Roman Consul Stakes (1200m)

  • 1st – #5 Ichihara ($1.70)
  • 2nd – #1 Your Song ($3.80)
  • 3rd – #7 Jolie Bay ($9)

Find out why we are sticking with the odds-on favourite Ichihara in our detailed 2012 Roman Consul Stakes Tips & Preview post.

Race 4 – 2:00pm APN Outdoor Craven Plate (2000m)

  • 1st – #7 Western Symbol ($6.50)
  • 2nd – #2 Mourayan ($2.80)
  • 3rd – #9 Gazza Guru ($21)

Why can Western Symbol defeat the favourite Mourayan here? Find out in our Craven Plate 2012 Tips & Predictions.

Race 5 – 2:40pm Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m)

  • 1st – #1 Proisir ($1.40)
  • 2nd – #2 It’s A Dundeel ($4.80)
  • 3rd – #3 Honorius ($13)

Read our full 2012 Spring Champion Stakes Betting Tips Preview to find out why the top two won’t be beaten in this.

Race 6 – 3:20pm Coolmore Flight Stakes (1600m)

  • 1st – #1 Dear Demi ($3.70)
  • 2nd – #5 Norzita ($3.80)
  • 3rd – #8 Duet ($16)

They are the market mover and we can see why, check out our full 2012 Flight Stakes Tips & Betting Preview to read more about why Dear Demi is the one to beat.

Race 7 – 4:00pm The Star Epsom (1600m)

  • 1st – #2 Rangirangdoo ($8.50)
  • 2nd – #1 Shoot Out ($5.50)
  • 3rd – #8 Fat Al ($4.40)

This is the headliner today and we are tipping an upset. Find out more about why we rate injury prone veteran Rangirangdoo as the one to beat in our Epsom Handicap 2012 Betting Tips post.

Race 8 – 4:40pm McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m)

  • 1st – #8 Permit ($9)
  • 2nd – #3 Lamasery ($4.40)
  • 3rd – #12 Buxted ($26)

Our exclusive The Metropolitan 2012 Preview & Tips article explains more about why this will be today’s winning Metrop trifecta.

Race 9 – 5:20pm Styletread Premiere Stakes (1200m)

  • 1st – #1 Rain Affair ($2.30)
  • 2nd – #6 Pear Tart ($12)
  • 3rd – #7 Satin Shoes ($9)

If you are sticking around for the last make sure you read our comprehensive Premiere Stakes 2012 Betting Tips preview to ensure you finish the day with a win.

*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change