News About 2015 Epsom Handicap

2015 Epsom Aim for Tramway Winner Hooked

2015 Epsom Aim for Tramway Winner Hooked

Epsom Handicap 2015 bound stallion Hooked surprised even his trainer John Thompson running out of his skin in an impressive all-the-way effort to take out the Tramway Stakes at Royal Randwick on Chelmsford Stakes Day. Thompson said pre-race the widely-drawn Casino Prince stallion would run a cheeky race in the $175,000 Group 2 Tattersalls Club…

Epsom Handicap 2015 Target for Hooked

Epsom Handicap 2015 Target for Hooked

John Thompson is looking forward to the race return of his 2015 Epsom Handicap-bound galloper Hooked who will clash with star stablemate First Seal first-up in Saturday’s Tramway Stakes in Sydney. A competitive three-year-old with runs including a fourth in the 2013 Spring Champion Stakes and third in the 2014 ATC Derby behind Criterion, Hooked’s…

First Seal Set for Tramway Stakes 2015 First-Up

First Seal Set for Tramway Stakes 2015 First-Up

A smart piece of work at Rosehill Gardens last Saturday has trainer John Thompson confident his early Epsom Handicap favourite First Seal can get the job done first-up in this weekend’s 2015 Tramway Stakes. Originally Thompson planned to run the Flight Stakes winner in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) on August 24, but she…

2015 Epsom Handicap Dream for Sons Of John

2015 Epsom Handicap Dream for Sons Of John

A $67 ante-post price in Epsom Handicap 2015 betting will firm for the Jason Attard-trained Sons Of John if the up-and-comer can win a ballot exemption into the Group 1 in Saturday week’s $200,000 Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m). Low-key horseman Attard has around a dozen horses in work, the standout being his progressive…

2015 Memsie Stakes Winner Boban Salutes for Punters

2015 Memsie Stakes Winner Boban Salutes for Punters

After running fifth as the beaten favourite last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the always honest Chris Waller-trained Boban returned in the Memsie Stakes 2015 and this time dug deep for a gutsy late win in the weight-for-age Caulfield classic. Saluting in his incredible fifth Group 1, the determined Bernardini six-year-old knew exactly where the finishing…

First Seal Leads Early 2015 Epsom Handicap Odds

First Seal Leads Early 2015 Epsom Handicap Odds

John Thompson’s yet-to-resume Group 1 winner First Seal has opened early favourite in futures Epsom Handicap 2015 betting for the Royal Randwick feature in October. On Monday Racing NSW took 96 nominations for this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival’s $1 million Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), set to run on Saturday October 3 over the AFL…

Tramway Stakes Title Defence for Lucia Valentina

Tramway Stakes Title Defence for Lucia Valentina

Kris Lees’ talented mare Lucia Valentina ran a nice Newcastle trial on Monday ahead of her first-up spring run in Saturday week’s 2015 Tramway Stakes, a race she won in her resuming run last year. The now five-year-old daughter of Savabeel took out the Royal Randwick handicap first-up last Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and on…

2015 Epsom Handicap Nominations Feature 14 for Waller

2015 Epsom Handicap Nominations Feature 14 for Waller

Five time premiership winning horseman Chris Waller has nominated for 14 from his stables as he shoots for a third straight win in the Epsom Handicap 2015 this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Nominations for three majors run this October were taken by Racing NSW today including those for the $1 million Group 1 Epsom Handicap…

Fiveandahalfstar Primed for Competitive Spring Carnival Campaign

Fiveandahalfstar Primed for Competitive Spring Carnival Campaign

Two-time Group 1 champion Fiveandahalfstar was unable to make much of a competitive impact through a four start autumn campaign, but trainer Anthony Cummings has revealed the horse has taken huge benefit from his time away from racing and is primed for a stand 2015 Spring Carnival campaign. Having spent close to two years in…

Aomen Ready for Show County Quality Return

Aomen Ready for Show County Quality Return

Anthony Cummings will saddle two runners in Saturday’s Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) at Royal Randwick, but is particularly pleased with the condition of Group 1 prospect Aomen leading into the race. Posting seven wins and a further four minors through 29 career starts so far, Aomen was unable to make much of a…