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An Epsom Handicap exacta is one of the most popular exotic bets placed on the $1 million mile feature during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and can be a real money maker when picked correctly. An exacta bet requires you to pick the winner and runner-up of the Epsom Handicap correctly; basically, the bet works like an Epsom Handicap quinella, with the twist of having to pick the first two runners home in their exact order.
In the 2015 Epsom Handicap for example, the winning Epsom Handicap exacta was the following combination:
1st – Winx
2nd – Ecuador
A winning Epsom Handicap exacta can pay out at odds of 200-1 or even longer, meaning that for a bet of just $10 you can receive a payout of $2000 or more. While the exact odds depend on the bookmaker you use to place your Epsom Handicap exacta, you can rest assured the winnings will be plentiful if your selections come through.
How To Pick An Epsom Handicap Exacta
As picking the correct order of your two selections’ arrival is crucial in an Epsom Handicap exacta, this is a much more challenging bet to place than the Epsom Handicap quinella. Naturally, Lady Luck has to smile on you in order to pick a winning Epsom Handicap quinella; but you can increase your chances of winning by doing some research when it comes to your favourites.
If you don’t know how to start researching your potential selections, check out our dedicated pages on Epsom Handicap tips and the Epsom Handicap form guide. Reading form guides can give you a good idea of the strengths and weaknesses of the competing horses, which will help you make a more informed selection when placing your Epsom Handicap exacta bet.
Quick Epsom Handicap exacta tips include looking for the favourites who have a strong recent strike rate, graduates of earlier Sydney Group races over similar distances and those suited to the handicap conditions of the event.
Where To Place An Epsom Handicap Exacta Bet
If you want to make sure you are getting the best odds possible when placing your Epsom Handicap exacta, we recommend you check out our selection of online bookmakers. Internet-based sports betting outlets usually offer better odds than land-based bookmakers and are the most secure and convenient way to place your horse racing bets.
Online bookmakers like Ladbrokes.com.au are not bound by business hours or location, so you can place your Epsom Handicap exacta whenever it suits you. The odds offered are great and protection of your private information is absolutely guaranteed. Best of all, online bookmakers make placing even complicated bets like the Epsom Handicap exacta really easy, no matter what your experience level is. Simply follow the prompts and before you know it you will be reaping your rewards.