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Epsom Handicap 2023 Subject & Odds Replace


Hope In Your Coronary heart is present favorite to take out Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) after the shock withdrawal of the unique prime elect Pericles from the mile basic on Tuesday.

Hope In Your Heart

Hope In Your Coronary heart is without doubt one of the greatest in Epsom Handicap 2023 betting for the Sydney mile showdown this Saturday. Photograph: Steve Hart.

The James Cummings-trained Pericles was withdrawn from the official Epsom Handicap discipline simply hours after remaining acceptances have been taken after he was discovered to have blood in his nostrils following a bit of trackwork on Tuesday morning.

The next stewards’ report acknowledged that “a subsequent endoscopic examination of the horse detected blood in its trachea”.

The occasion got here as a serious blow to the Godolphin secure after Pericles had been saved particularly for the Epsom and earlier scratched from the $1 million 7 Stakes (1600m) again on September 16.

Up to date Epsom Handicap betting markets at Ladbrokes have the Kerry Parker-trained mare Hope In Your Coronary heart because the $7 favorite in barrier 10 with Craig Williams within the saddle.

The five-year-old daughter of Dundeel has an honest mile file (5:1-3-0) and was additionally fourth behind Mr Brightside within the Group 1 Doncaster Mile on the observe and journey as a 30/1 outsider again in April.

Mr Brightside has firmly franked that type profitable all three of his begins this prep together with defeating Alligator Blood, who went on to efficiently defend his Underwood Stakes title final weekend, by 1.5 lengths in Flemington’s Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) a fortnight again.

Hope In Your Coronary heart in the meantime ran second after the Doncaster within the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) right here on the short back-up.

She resumed on September 2 when 1.6 lengths third to Pericles within the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) and appears a real likelihood to salute at elite stage on the weekend.

The subsequent greatest two in betting each hail from the Chris Waller secure with the grasp coach chasing his fifth Epsom Handicap victory since 2011.

Waller performs a really sturdy hand once more in 2023 with eight remaining acceptors for the Epsom seven of that are assured of a run plus the second emergency Political Debate.

The very best of the Waller contingent within the Epsom markets are the winter’s Group 1 Queensland Derby winner Kovalica ($9) and the in-form Rediener ($10) drawn in boundaries seven and two respectively.

Final weekend Brazilian hoop Joao Moreira answered an S.O.S. name from Waller and travelled down beneath to companion Militarize to an exhilarating late victory within the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes.

The ‘Magic Man’ shall be after extra Group 1 glory on the Aussie turf booked to journey Ocean Park four-year-old Kovalica within the Epsom.

The horse was good in Queensland final prep wining the Queensland Guineas and Derby with a 3rd to Huetor within the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) in between.

Contemporary he ran ninth with 58kg behind Golden Mile in Rosehill’s Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) with enchancment to return second-up on Saturday over the additional distance and again to 54kg.

Rediener in the meantime will get in on the Epsom Handicap minimal carrying 50kg with Kathy O’Hara to journey the four-year-old son of Redoute’s Alternative.

The progressive staying sort chases his fourth consecutive win having loved back-to-back winter wins together with within the Group 3 Gunsynd Basic at Eagle Farm over the mile earlier than taking out the Group 3 Invoice Ritchie Handicap (1400m) right here a fortnight again with O’Hara aboard.

One other last-start Group 3 winner for Waller within the combine at $13 is Flying Artie five-year-old Democracy Manifest with the Randwick specialist (7:3-0-1) coming off a Group 3 Cameron Handicap (1500m) victory by 2.46 lengths at Newcastle two weeks in the past.

Evergreen eight-year-old The Inevitable can be being stored secure at present Epsom Handicap odds of $10.

The John Keys-trained Tasmanian raider, previously with Scott Brunton, was large right here within the autumn when beneath a size again third to Mr Brightside within the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) at a giant value at The Valley.

He was runner-up solely a quarter-length off the winner within the Theo Marks earlier this prep and presents as a hazard with a powerful second-up file (7:4-1-0), earlier profitable type on the observe, and a pleasant strike-rate at a mile (6:3-1-1).

Cummings might have misplaced Pericles however he’s nonetheless represented within the Epsom line-up on the weekend with Theo Marks winner Golden Mile ($15) donning the Royal Blue silks with Blake Shinn driving the Astern four-year-old from the second outdoors alley.

The Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) is the one other elite stage function on Epsom Handicap Day in Sydney with markets for the Caulfield Cup lead-up led by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Simply High-quality, together with the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) for the fillies.

2023 Epsom Handicap Subject & Limitations

No Final 10 Horse Coach Jockey Barrier Weight Possible Weight Penalty Hcp Ranking
1 16x6026x64 MY OBERON (IRE) Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 18 56kg 109
2 8x41292x11 PERICLES James Cummings Nash Rawiller 14 56kg 109
3 x1111113x2 THE INEVITABLE John Keys David Pires 8 55.5kg 108
4 3x121x0x96 GOING GLOBAL (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 12 55kg 110
5 00x73027x4 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 55kg 107
6 1x2400x901 GOLDEN MILE James Cummings Blake Shinn 21 55kg 107
7 1x69x04x76 KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) John O’Shea Tom Sherry 11 54.5kg 105
8 142x1442x3 HOPE IN YOUR HEART Kerry Parker Craig Williams 10 54kg 109
9 1x93186x09 DIAMIL (IRE) John O’Shea Jason Collett 5 54kg 105
10 111x3131x9 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Joao Moreira 7 54kg 105
11 21113553×4 NUGGET (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Oliver 19 54kg 105
12 2111263×64 POUNDING Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ms Jamie Kah 13 54kg 105
13 2x37160x00 COMMUNIST Michael Freedman Dylan Gibbons (a) 6 53.5kg 104
14 52x131x8x0 DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Regan Bayliss 15 53.5kg 104
15 261x407x28 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 16 51.5kg 104
16 13x1761x01 DEMOCRACY MANIFEST Chris Waller Tyler Schiller 1 51.5kg 1.5kg 100
17 8x641211x1 REDIENER Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 50kg 100
18 0x31023417 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Dean Yendall 4 50kg 98
19 191x520x33 WATERFORD (IRE) Chris Waller Zac Lloyd (a) 20 50kg 97
20 114x11x158 OLENTIA Chris Waller Jay Ford 17 50kg 95
21e x745303x42 WILLIAMSBURG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Andrew Adkins 3 50kg 94
22e 312x80x529 POLITICAL DEBATE Chris Waller Ms Rachel King 22 50kg 87

Desk Credit score: Racing Australia.

 



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