Click here to go back to the Australian Horse Racing Blog main page.
Well this Saturday October 4 Randwick plays host to one of its biggest group one races, the 2008 Epsom handicap raced over 1600m (1 mile). This year’s Epsom is shaping up as a wide open affair, with the favourite being the Anthony Cumings trained Raheeb ($4), who last start took out the Newcastle Cameron Handicap, by romping home over the much fancied Ashikaga.
Now that is a pretty strong form line and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Raheeb improve further and take out the Epsom Handicap, After all, Cumming’s is aiming the horse at the Cox Plate.
Like I said this Epsom Handicap is wide open (in my opinion), and I do love a roughie in the Springtime!! Now put these 3 horses in your Epsom Handicap Multiples; Bank Robber ($11), Theseo ($12) and Hard to catch ($51).
Am I off the mark here? Hmmm probably! If you’ve got a tip, please leave your comment below, I’ll be sure to reply.
Below is the 2008 Epsom Handicap field/acceptances:
1 NICONERO David Hayes – Blake Shinn
2 MENTALITY John Hawkes – Rod Quinn
3 REIGNING TO WIN John O’Shea – Hugh Bowman
4 GALLANT TESS David Payne – Jeff Lloyd
5 MALCOLM John Hawkes – Glyn Schofield
6 RAHEEB Anthony Cummings – Danny Nikolic
7 BANK ROBBER Gai Waterhouse – Peter Robl
8 MUSKET Peter Snowden – Corey Brown
9 HARD TO CATCH Pat Duff – Jason Taylor
10 THESEO Gai Waterhouse – Zac Purton
11 ALL SILENT Grahame Begg – Peter Wells (a)
12 JUDGED Joseph Pride – Glen Boss
13 SPY ZAIM Guy Walter – Kathy O’Hara
14 BUNDORAN BREEZE Kevin Moses – Shane Moses
15 KICK ‘N CHASE Clarry Conners – Matt Pumpa
16 KILOTON Tim Martin – Stephen Baster
17 GOD’S HAND Bart Cummings – Tye Angland
18 ROAD TO ROCK Anthony Cummings – Shane Dye