EPSOM HANDICAP 2022 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.
|Date||October 1, 2022|
|Age||3YO & Upwards|
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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:
Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations for the Epsom Handicap will be available on September 5, 2022.
Below are the Epsom Handicap 2021 nominations.
|2||AEECEE EXPRESS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|3||ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ)||John O’Shea|
|4||ALL TIME LEGEND||Les Bridge|
|5||ALLIGATOR BLOOD||Billy Healey|
|6||AMARELINHA (NZ)||Jamie Richards|
|7||ANNAVISTO (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)|
|9||ARCHEDEMUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|10||ASHIM (FR)||Matthew Smith|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|33||EMBRACER||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|34||ENTENTE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|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|
|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|
|58||MO’UNGA (NZ)||Annabel Neasham|
|59||NANCHO (GER)||Anthony Cummings|
|60||NOT AN OPTION||Michael Moroney|
|62||NUMERIAN (IRE)||Annabel Neasham|
|63||PERFECT RADIANCE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|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|
|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|
|77||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|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|
The Epsom Handicap field and barrier draw will be available on September 27, 2022.
Below are the 2021 field and barrier draw results.
|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|
|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
|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|
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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.
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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
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|2007||Race Not Held|
|2006||Racing To Win|
See who made our list of Top 5 Epsom Handicap Winners.
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