2016 Epsom Handicap Tips & Odds Update

September 30, 2016

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 '

2016 Epsom Handicap Tips & Odds Update

A talented field of milers take to the track on Saturday at Royal Randwick in Sydney’s Epsom Handicap 2016, tips and the updated betting odds on the classic found below.


Mackintosh is the Races.com.au tip to hand Chris Waller with a fourth straight win in Saturday’s Epsom Handicap 2016. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Running as Randwick Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEST) as the second of three elite levels on the card, this season’s $1 million Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) features 13 hopefuls.

Favourite in the latest Epsom Handicap odds at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $5.50 to hand trainer John O’Shea his second win after his success with Racing to Win (2006) a decade ago is the in-form Hauraki.

Drawn gate 10, which has produced two of the past three winners, the Reset gelding has come back in top form winning the Tramway first-up before the brave second to Winx in the George Main at this track / distance a fortnight ago.

Third-up the five-year-old should be peaking and he has plenty of strong Group 1 form and Randwick experience to suggest he can get the job done for the punters.

The bookies have a logjam of other Epsom Handicap contenders battling it out near the top end of the markets however with the big dangers shaping up as the Darren Weir-trained Makybe Diva Stakes winner Palentino ($6), McCreery ($6) out to hand trainer Chris Waller with his fourth consecutive win in the race and the market mover Fabrizio for seven-time Epsom winning trainer Gai Waterhouse.

So will the favourite backers have money to bet on the Turnbull Stakes Day card on Sunday post-Epsom or is there an upset on the cards from the likes of the rails-drawn Happy Clapper ($9) who is set to peak third-up, Randwick Guineas winner Le Romain ($12) coming off three straight seconds this campaign or track specialist Sons Of John ($16)?

Earlier in the week we published our exclusive 2016 Epsom Handicap Form Guide & Betting Preview and based on the facts and stats uncovered there below are our tips on the mile classic.


#8 Mackintosh ($11)

Sydney’s best Chris Waller has won the past three editions of this race and saddles-up four chances in 2016 including this in-form four-year-old. He is the right age for a win as 20 of the past 29 Epsom winners saluted as a 4YO (including six of the past seven) and last start winners also have the recent advantage. This Pins gelding won the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) first-up last time out and will relish getting up to a mile having winning form up to 2200m. Winx (2015) did the double last year and Mackintosh – who boasts this year’s highest win rate (67%) – is consistent enough to do it again on a nice 52kg lightweight from barrier 2.


#3 Le Romain ($12)

Kris Lees’ Hard Spun gelding is another gun four-year-old out to keep the record going for this age group. He won over the track / distance in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas last prep and comes off three straight seconds this campaign including behind Hauraki two back in the Tramway at Randwick. Lead-up run was the Cameron Handicap second at Newcastle carrying 59kg and drops to 55.5kg here in gate three. Hugh Bowman is aboard and he saluted on Winx 12 months ago. He’s got the killer place rate (91%) and strong Randwick form (5-2-3-0) and is a big hope from the barrier.


#7 Sons Of John ($16)

Good price offered for this John Thompson-trained, Glen Boss-ridden six-year-old out to stop the younger gallopers. He won the Group 3 Bill Ritchie (1400m) here a fortnight back and loves the track (6-3-0-1). Mile form isn’t as solid, but on 53kg with the race’s three-time winning hoop aboard has to be considered in an open edition of the Epsom.

Whether you’re backing or sacking our insider Epsom Handicap 2016 tips, back your favourites online at the right price now through Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost (T&Cs apply).

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