Epingle on to Brisbane Cup after Chairman’s Handicap win

April 25, 2015

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

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Epingle on to Brisbane Cup after Chairman’s Handicap win

Tough staying mare Epingle will push on the Brisbane Cup after scoring a hard fought win in the Group 3 $125,000 Goldcoastwebsites.com.au Chairman’s Handicap (2200m) at Gold Coast today.

Epingle will head to the Brisbane Cup after winning the Chairman's Handicap at the Gold Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Epingle will head to the Brisbane Cup after winning the Chairman’s Handicap at the Gold Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Epingle was having her first run in six weeks but Cranbourne trainer Mick Kent was confident that she would be spot on for a bold showing today.

Kent will now aim Epingle towards the Group 2 $300,000 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben on June 6.

Epingle hadn’t raced since finishing eleventh of twelve in the Group 3 $150,000 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) at Flemington on March 14 but Kent said that the Pins mare didn’t need a lot of work to have her fir for today.

“I thought she would be second favourite in that race,” Kent said.

“She hasn’t raced for a few weeks, she has been working really well at home. Just the drop in grade and the trip jut suits her.”

“She is a very natural stayer, she doesn’t need much work. If you look at her she is only a light little thing.”

“She had a trial at home before she came up. She has really thrived since she has been her.”

Winner rider Hugh Bowman settled Epingle on the speed and held his position mid race when the back makers moved around the field to put some pace into the race.

The Tony Gollan trained Hi Son led the field into the straight but was quickly under siege from Index Linked ($3.70 favourite) sticking to the inside and Epingle ($21) who surged to the lead at the 250m to score by half a length.

Index Linked stuck on for second with Volkhere ($9) filling the third spot.

The John Thompson trained Tremec ($7) blew the start when he reared just before the gates opened, missing the start by four or five lengths, and after settling at the tail, circled the field mid race only to fade again in the straight.

The well fancied Peter Moody trained Sir John Hawkwood ($4.20) raced midfield but never threatened in the straight to finish seventh.

 2015 Chairman’s Handicap Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent Hugh Bowman 8 57.5kg $21
2 1 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller Glen Boss 0.5L 1 59kg $3.70F
3 5 VOLKHERE Robert Heathcote Tegan Harrison 1.8L 2 54.5kg $9
4 8 PERPLEXITY Chris Munce Luke Tarrant (a) 2.3L 6 54kg $9
5 6 HI SON Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 2.4L 4 54kg $6
6 3 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson Brenton Avdulla 2.5L 7 57.5kg $7
7 4 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2.7L 3 55.5kg $4.20
8 7 ORIENTAL LADY (GER) Kris Lees Michael Cahill 4L 5 54kg $16

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

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