More Joyous Opens as 2010 Epsom Handicap Betting Favourite

September 1st, 2010

Australian punter’s favourite online bookmaker SportsBet have opened betting on the 2010 Epsom Handicap with Gai Waterhouse’s More Joyous the early favourite.

Due to run on Saturday October 2 at Randwick as part of the esteemed Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the $350,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) has attracted 87 nominations with SportsBet offering generous ante-post odds on all of the entries.

Four-year-old More Than Ready mare More Joyous is currently the shortest priced Epsom Handicap hopeful at $5.50 through SportsBet, after she enjoyed an impressive first-up victory in the Listed Sheraco Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill last Saturday.

More Joyous’ early spring win follows a successful autumn campaign that culminated with a victory in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) back in March.

Having won seven of her 10 career starts it is little wonder why More Joyous is the pronounced favourite for the 2010 Epsom Handicap.

Following closely in the betting markets is the Chris Waller-trained Danleigh at $7.50 through SportsBet.

The seven-year-old gelding has enjoyed two placings this season finishing second in the Group 3 Missile Stakes (1200m) and then third to stablemates Metal Bender and Triple Honour last start in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m).

Danleigh could possibly overtake More Joyous as the Epsom Handicap favourite at SportsBet with a win this weekend, the galloper nominated for both Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick and the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington, with the later looking the more likely option.

Other horses at the top end of the Epsom Handicap betting markets at SportsBet include Queensland Guineas winner Rothesay ($11), improving five-year-old Brilliant Light ($11) and Peter Moody’s Winter Championship victor Doubtful Jack ($15).

Check out the generous odds for the remainder of the 2010 Epsom Handicap Nominations by visiting SportsBet.

The final field of acceptances for the 2010 Epsom Handicap will be out on Wednesday September 29 so make sure you bookmark us as we will be the first to publish the official list of starters.

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2010 Epsom Handicap Odds

Horse Fixed Odds*
More Joyous 5.50
Danleigh 7.50
Rothesay 11.00
Brilliant Light 11.00
Doubtful Jack 12.00
Drumbeats 15.00
Metal Bender 15.00
Rock Classic 15.00
Trusting 15.00
Neeson 16.00
Star Of Octagonal 16.00
Triple Honour 16.00
Predatory Pricer 18.00
Black Piranha 19.00
Snapy Halo 19.00
Theseo 19.00
Snipers Bullet 21.00
Dealer Principal 26.00
Demerit 26.00
Herculian Prince 26.00
Masquerader 26.00
Stryker 26.00
Tromso 26.00
Valdemoro 26.00
Extra Zero 31.00
Captain Sonador 34.00
Centennial Park 34.00
Culminate 34.00
Ghostmilk 34.00
Griffon 34.00
Joku 34.00
Once Were Wild 34.00
Response 34.00
Irish Lights 41.00
Leica Larrikin 41.00
Girl Hussler 41.00
Carrara 51.00
Descarado 51.00
Fifteen Carat 51.00
Lovemelikearock 51.00
Pureness 51.00
Sacred Choice 51.00
Sainthood 51.00
Sea Lord 51.00
Small Minds 51.00
Largo Lad 67.00
Little Surfer Girl 67.00
Marheta 67.00
Mentality 67.00
Pinnacles 67.00
Platinum Passion 67.00
Precious Lorraine 67.00
Snow Alert 67.00
Spirited One 67.00
Vintedge 67.00
Mr Baritone 81.00
Bay Window 81.00
Cannonball 81.00
Firebolt 81.00
Recoup De Fortune 81.00
Sound Of Nature 81.00
Trader 81.00
Work The Room 81.00
Femina Fashion 91.00
Rabbuka 91.00
Prince Braeman 101.00
Returntosender 101.00
Electromotive 101.00
Gigino 121.00
Meet George 121.00
Raihana 121.00
Syreon 121.00
Columbus 121.00
Hidden Wonder 141.00
Keepin The Dream 141.00
Landlord 141.00
Timetable 151.00
Buccellati 201.00
Shamardashing 201.00
Without Compromise 201.00
How Much My Love 201.00
Secession 251.00
World Wide 251.00
King Of Mountains 331.00
Joe Blow 501.00
Confessional 661.00
Dux Bellorum 1,001.00

*Odds provided by SportsBet and are subject to change