Australian punter’s favourite online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au 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 Ladbrokes.com.au 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 Ladbrokes.com.au, 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 Ladbrokes.com.au.
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 Ladbrokes.com.au 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 Ladbrokes.com.au include Queensland Guineas winner Rothesay ($11), improving five-year-old Brilliant Light ($11) and Peter Moody’s Winter Championship victor Doubtful Jack ($15).
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
|Star Of Octagonal||16.00|
|Once Were Wild||34.00|
|Little Surfer Girl||67.00|
|Recoup De Fortune||81.00|
|Sound Of Nature||81.00|
|Work The Room||81.00|
|Keepin The Dream||141.00|
|How Much My Love||201.00|
|King Of Mountains||331.00|
*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change