Epsom Handicap 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2022 Epsom Handicap. The race will take place on Saturday, 2nd October, and will once again be the one of the biggest Group 1s of the Sydney Spring Carnival.

The $1.5 million race attracts the very best gallopers, The Epsom Handicap is one of the highlights of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival with the Group 1 race being one of the biggest betting races in the early parts of the spring.

We provide you with Epsom Handicap tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Epsom Handicap

2022 Epsom Handicap RACE SCHEDULE

Date October 1, 2022
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $1,500,000
Age 3YO & Upwards

Epsom handicap 2022 LIVE STREAM

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 Epsom Handicap free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

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Watch the 2022 Epsom Handicap with TAB

Epsom Handicap Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

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When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

The Epsom Handicap can, and usually does, prove to be a real challenge when it comes to narrowing down the field to finding the winner.

The field has a maximum field size of 20 runners and more often than not the race does attract a full complement of runners – making it a tough race to analyse.

Our experts assess all the Epsom Handicap runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and tips to help you back the winner.

Our expert tipsters provide their 2022 Epsom Handicap tips and selections following the barrier draw.


There are plenty of betting options on Epsom Handicap, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on Epsom Handicap for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Epsom Handicap News

Epsom Handicap 2022 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the Epsom Handicap will be available on September 5, 2022.

Below are the Epsom Handicap 2021 nominations.

Horse Trainer
1 ACADEMY Mark Newnham
2 AEECEE EXPRESS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
3 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea
6 AMARELINHA (NZ) Jamie Richards
7 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
8 ARAMAYO Chris Waller
9 ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
10 ASHIM (FR) Matthew Smith
11 ASHMAN Kim Waugh
12 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller
13 AYRTON (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
14 BARGAIN (NZ) Mark Newnham
15 BEAU ROSSA Will Clarken
16 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings
17 BLUE SOLDIER (USA) Annabel Neasham
18 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller
20 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney
21 BULLFINCH (GB) Chris Waller
22 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden
23 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
24 CEPHEUS (GB) Matthew Dunn
25 CHARMS STAR (NZ) Chris Waller
26 COGNAC (IRE) Richard & Michael Freedman
27 COLETTE James Cummings
28 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
30 DISCHARGED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
31 DRAGON LEAP Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
32 DUAIS Edward Cummings
33 EMBRACER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
34 ENTENTE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
35 EQUATION Annabel Neasham
36 EXOBOOM Peter & Paul Snowden
37 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig
38 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman
39 FOURHOMETWO (GB) Annabel Neasham
40 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams
41 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham
42 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller
43 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup
44 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller
45 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
46 IN GOOD HEALTH John Ramsey
47 IRONCLAD (GB) Will Clarken
48 JUST THINKIN’ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
49 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) Matthew Smith
50 KIKU Chris Waller
51 KINGSHEIR (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
52 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller
53 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller
54 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea
55 LOVE TAP Richard & Michael Freedman
56 MILITARY EXPERT Annabel Neasham
57 MONTEFILIA David Payne
58 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham
59 NANCHO (GER) Anthony Cummings
60 NOT AN OPTION Michael Moroney
61 NUDGE Chris Waller
62 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham
63 PERFECT RADIANCE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
64 POLAND Michael Moroney
65 PRIME STAR Richard & Michael Freedman
66 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride
67 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards
68 PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) Edward Cummings
69 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
70 RAINBOW THIEF (NZ) Michael Moroney
72 RELOADED Chris Waller
73 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
74 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
75 RIPPER RITA Greg Eurell
76 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
78 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker
79 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
80 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 SIGNORA NERA (NZ) Chris Waller
82 SKY LAB Paul Perry
83 SOLDIER OF LOVE Bjorn Baker
84 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller
85 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker
86 TIGER OF MALAY Richard & Michael Freedman
87 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
88 YALETOWN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
89 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham
90 ZIEGFELD (GB) James Cummings

Epsom Handicap 2022 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The Epsom Handicap field and barrier draw will be available on September 27, 2022.

Below are the 2021 field and barrier draw results.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 13 57kg
2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg
3 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas James McDonald 8 55kg
4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 1 54kg
5 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Jean Van Overmeire 3 52.5kg
6 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 52kg
7 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 14 52kg
8 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a) 9 52kg
9 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 15 51.5kg
10 ARAMAYO Chris Waller Ms Alysha Collett 5 51.5kg
11 RELOADED Chris Waller TBA 6 51kg
12 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride TBA 7 51kg
13 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 50.5kg
14 DISCHARGED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott TBA 2 50.5kg
15 ASHMAN Kim Waugh Jeff Penza 17 50.5kg
16 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Andrew Adkins 16 50.5kg
17 SKY LAB Paul Perry TBA 4 50.5kg

See the full 2021 Epsom Handicap Barrier Draw here.

2021 Epsom Handicap Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 7 51kg $11
2nd ARAMAYO Chris Waller Ms Alysha Collett 5 51.5kg $12
3rd DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas James McDonald 8 55kg $14
4th CASCADIAN James Cummings Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg $21
5th MO’UNGA Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 13 57kg $8
6th ATISHU Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 50.5kg $13
7th ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a/50.5kg) 9 52kg $81
8th HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 52kg $8
9th ICEBATH Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 14 52kg $10
10th LION’S ROAR John O’Shea Jean Van Overmeire 3 52.5kg $61
11th RIODINI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 15 51.5kg $4.80
12th SKY LAB Paul Perry Tim Clark 4 50.5kg $16
13th RELOADED Chris Waller Glen Boss 6 51kg $31
14th DISCHARGED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James Innes Jnr 2 50.5kg $21
15th HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Andrew Adkins 16 50.5kg $31
16th ASHMAN Kim Waugh Jeff Penza 17 50.5kg $101
17th STAR OF THE SEAS Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 1 54kg $31

See more Epsom Handicap results & replays here.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2022 Epsom Handicap betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw.


The Epsom Handicap is a major drawcard during the Sydney Spring Carnival and is run at Randwick in early October each year.

The Epsom Handicap is a Group 1 race run over the famous 1600m and carries prizemoney of $1 million.

Read more about the History of the Epsom Handicap

Epsom Handicap Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Private Eye
2020 Probabeel
2019 Kolding
2018 Hartnell
2017 Happy Clapper
2016 Hauraki
2015 Winx
2014 He's Your Man
2013 Boban
2012 Fat Al
2011 Secret Admirer
2010 Captain Sonador
2009 Rock Kingdom
2008 Theseo
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Desert War
2004 Desert War
2003 Clangalang
2002 Excellerator
2001 Final Fantasy
2000 Shogun Lodge

TOP 5 Epsom Handicap Winners

See who made our list of Top 5 Epsom Handicap Winners.


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