Epsom Handicap Betting

2023 Epsom Handicap Results

  • 1st: #17 Rediener
  • 2nd: #10 Kovalica
  • 3rd: #6 Golden Mile

2023 Epsom Handicap Betting

The season’s updated Epsom Handicap 2023 betting odds will be available to race fans below once released complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.


2023 Epsom Handicap Betting Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Epsom Handicap 2023 tips on the $1.5 million mile showdown this spring.

  • To Win: #12 Pounding ($10 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Far from a vintage edition of the Epsom and with Pericles out things have opened up. For value from a key Australian stable like Pounding at the price. The Moody & Coleman-trained Exceed And Excel gelding has a lovely strike-rate over the 1600m (11:5-2-1) and brings in some strong form lines from Melbourne, which arguably should stack-up better than those in Sydney. Good autumn campaign including a Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) third at Flemington, and he has been building with two solid lead-ups. Group 2 P.B. Lawrence sixth fresh only 2.5 lengths off Mr Brightside before finishing only 1.3 off Pinstriped when fourth in The Valley’s Group 2 Feehan at WFA with 59kg. Comes back to 54kg, wider-out but still a winnable alley with Jamie Kah coming aboard. First Sydney assignment, but if he handles this way of going can surprise a few.

The Epsom Handicap is one of the key feature races of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the $1.5 million Group 1 mile classic taking place at Royal Randwick Racecourse in late September or early October annually. Epsom Handicap betting is open months out from the 1600m feature with all-in Epsom Handicap odds on the likely contenders popular with the punters at bookmakers like Ladbrokes.com.au.

Epsom Handicap odds online are dominated by local Sydney spring racing stars with good form over the track / distance. There are a host of nice lead-up races, the results of which also affect the early Epsom Handicap betting markets, including the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes and Group 2 Shannon Stakes.

Favourites in Epsom Handicap betting have a strong recent record in the race with the latest to salute for the punters being the super mare Winx (2015) followed by Happy Clapper (2017), and then Kolding ($5.50 in 2019) who narrowly defeated the equal favourite Te Akau Shark. Sydney-based trainer Chris Waller also usually has a stranglehold on the Epsom Handicap betting odds in the spring as he prepared three of the four winners of the race between 2013-16. Waller won again in 2019 with Kolding.

Waller prepared his fifth Epsom Handicap winner running the quinella in 2023 with Rediener ($9.50) and Kovalica ($10).

There is often value to be had further down the Epsom Handicap betting markets as well however. In 2018 the winner Hartnell jumped at juicy Epsom odds of $20.

Epsom Handicap Quinella

A quinella is a popular wager that can see the bettor collect big money simply by picking the first two horses past the line correctly. This type of bet is often popular on horses that are favourites to win, but who may be unreliable. A quinella bet is simply a wager on which two horses will finish first – it doesn’t matter which horse finishes first or second, as long as both of your selections complete the race in the top two.

An Epsom Handicap quinella is undoubtedly a popular selection amongst horse racing fans, and can net punters an incredible return on even the most casual of Epsom Handicap betting. The 2023 Epsom Handicap quinella was:

  • #17 Rediener ($9.50)
  • #10 Kovalica

Despite Rediener finishing first and his stablemate Kovalica finishing second, if you had made an Epsom Handicap quinella on both horses you would have won a pay-out even had their positions been the other way around.

If you are unsure whether to place an Epsom Handicap quinella or an exacta, consider a box exacta instead. This gives you the flexibility of the quinella with the pay-out potential of an exacta.

Epsom Handicap Exacta

In contrast to a quinella, many fans would prefer to bet on an Epsom Handicap exacta due to its higher pay-out. An exacta is simply the correct prediction of which horses will finish first and second in a race. Unlike a quinella, which allows variations of the horses’ finishing positions, an exacta requires the correct pick of first and second.

The 2023 Epsom Handicap exacta looked very similar to the Epsom Handicap quinella:

1st – #17 Rediener ($9.50)
2nd – #10 Kovalica

However, as you can see, first and second places play an integral part in the success of the bet. While a quinella bet would have allowed either horse to finish first or second, an exacta needs the placings to be correct in order to earn a pay-out.

Epsom Handicap Trifecta

A trifecta is a standard horse racing betting option, and allows punters the chance to win big pay-outs for correctly choosing the first three horses past the line. While an Epsom Handicap trifecta is a potentially lucrative wager, it can be difficult to accurately select all three horses in order, and is one of the greatest challenges of Epsom Handicap betting. For this reason alone, many bettors choose instead to place a wager on a three-horse box trifecta, which allows any combination of your chosen horses.

If you are looking to make an Epsom Handicap trifecta bet, there are numerous options available to you. The following is the winning Epsom Handicap trifecta from 2023:

1st – #17 Rediener ($9.50)
2nd – #10 Kovalica
3rd – #6 Golden Mile

In this specific race, Rediener was sitting as an $9.50 chance Epsom Handicap betting to win the race, adding the value paid on the Epsom Handicap trifecta. In terms of an Epsom Handicap trifecta, a correct pick for these three horses could potentially earn bettors several thousands of dollars for every one dollar wagered.

Epsom Handicap First Four

A First Four bet is one of the toughest horse racing bets to pull off, but still extremely popular thanks to its lucrative pay-out odds. While not all that much Epsom Handicap betting is on First Four bets, punters after massive pay-outs love to try their hand at picking this bet type. There are several variations of a first four wager, including standout, multiple, box, etc., and in that respect it is similar to a trifecta.

For an Epsom Handicap First Four bet to pay out, the punter must correctly select the first four horses that will cross the finishing line. A standard first four bet requires the order of the horses as well, hence the heightened odds, although a first four box wager is popular thanks to its allowance of any combination of finishing positions, so long as you have picked the first four horses.

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