The Group 1 Epsom Handicap 2016 is the premier handicap event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival held in early October. Run at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the 1600m open handicap race, the Epsom Handicap is one of the two biggest mile races at the course. The other is the Doncaster Handicap held in April during ‘The Championships’. Held on the same day as the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) and the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) for three-year-old fillies, the Epsom Handicap offers $1,000,000 in prize money. It has been dominated by local Sydney milers in recent years including the Chris Waller-trained Boban (2013), He’s Your Man (2014) and subsequent Cox Plate winning mare Winx (2015).
|2016 Epsom Handicap|
|Date:||Saturday 1 October 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
2016 Epsom Handicap Betting
The updated Epsom Handicap 2016 betting markets are now out at Ladbrokes.com.au following the release of the field. It is a tight market with the likes of last start George Main runner-up Hauraki, the top weight Palentino and the Chris Waller-trained McCreery battling it out for top spot in the 2016 Epsom Handicap odds.
2016 Epsom Handicap Field
The 2016 Epsom Handicap field was released by Racing NSW at 9:00am (AEST) on Tuesday, September 27, and features 13 hopeful milers including Darren Weir’s last start Makybe Diva Stakes winner in Melbourne Palentino.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x7212x451||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||9||57kg||111|
|2||x332722x12||HAURAKI||John O’Shea||James McDonald||10||56kg||109|
|3||x12217x222||LE ROMAIN||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||3||55.5kg||108|
|4||11x4523x56||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Brenton Avdulla||1||55kg||107|
|5||151x1261x7||MIGHTY LUCKY||Fred Cowell||Chris O’Brien||12||54.5kg||106|
|6||99x4249x23||DIBAYANI (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||11||54kg||105|
|7||2380x05x61||SONS OF JOHN||Jason Attard||Glen Boss||13||53kg||103|
|8||14101110×1||MACKINTOSH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||2||52kg||101|
|9||2x21x62511||MCCREERY (GB)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||4||51.5kg||100|
|10||231122×416||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Corey Brown||8||51kg||103|
|11||11x0649x54||VANBRUGH||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||7||51kg||99|
|12||887203×522||TORGERSEN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Ms Kathy O’Hara||5||50kg||90|
|13||31x116x141||FABRIZIO||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Johan Victoire||6||50kg||83|
2016 Epsom Handicap Nominations
The 2016 Epsom Handicap nominations were released on September 19 and feature 37 hopeful milers.
Check out the full 2016 Epsom Handicap nominations by following the link.
Below are the latest all-in Epsom Handicap 2016 odds on the nominated horses provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.
Epsom Handicap History
The Epsom Handicap was first won by Dundee in 1863 and has quite a few dual winners including Toi Port in 1963-64, Super Impose in 1990-91 and Desert War in 2004-05. Due to the Equine Flu, the race was not held in 2007. If you think the history on this race can help you in getting an edge in the market you can join any of the featured bookmakers on our partner site Freebets.com.au
The slowest winning time was recorded in 1952 by High Law with 1 minute 43 seconds and the fastest time was recorded in 2001 by Final Fantasy with 1 minute 22.45 seconds.
In 2015 Winx won the Epsom Handicap, the third straight champion for trainer Chris Waller, and went on to make history taking out Melbourne’s Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at weight-for-age next start.
Epsom Handicap Winners
Recent winners of the Group 1 Epsom Handicap.
|1st||Hauraki||1 minute 33.8 seconds|
|1st||Winx||1 minute 34.58 seconds|
|3rd||Sons Of John|
|1st||He’s Your Man||1 minute 33.34 seconds|
|1st||Boban||1 minute 34.43 seconds|
|1st||Fat Al||1 minute 34.56 seconds|
|1st||Secret Admirer||1 minute 35.59 seconds|
|1st||Captain Sonador||1 minute 34.1 seconds|
|1st||Rock Kingdom||1 minute 38.65 seconds|
|3rd||Road To Rock|
|1st||Theseo||1 minute 36.28 seconds|
Race Not Held
|1st||Racing To Win||1 minute 35.06 seconds|
|1st||Desert War||1 minute 34.51 seconds|
|1st||Desert War||1 minute 37.23 seconds|
|2nd||Our Egyptian Raine|
|1st||Clangalang||1 minute 35.22 seconds|
|1st||Excellerator||1 minute 35.46 seconds|
|1st||Final Fantasy||1 minute 22.45 seconds|
|1st||Shogun Lodge||1 minute 33.5 seconds|