Boban is the Epsom Handicap 2013 Winner

October 5th, 2013

Boban has narrowly defeated Streama to win the 2013 Group 1 Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick today.

Boban wins Epsom Handicap

Boban (far outside) wins 2013 Epsom Handicap in a close finish from Streama (centre). Picture: Steve Hart

After not have a good start, siting wide and encountering a few problems in their run, jockey Glyn Schofield steered Boban to the outside and produced an amazing finish to catch Streama and Toydini and win by the smallest margin in a photo finish.

“He had an awkward gate and Glyn got a long way back and still got into a little bit of trouble but he did get the horse to settle.

“What we are starting to see it that he does have an amazing finish and he is starting to put it together as a racehorse,” trainer Chris Waller said after the victory.

Boban has now won 6 races from 16 starts. Today’s win was 4 year old Bernardini gelding’s first Group 1 win and continues their current good form after winning the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap at Randwick two weeks ago.

Epsom Handicap Results 2013

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 10 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 10 53kg $6
2 5 STREAMA Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 0.1L 11 54.5kg $4.60F
3 6 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 0.3L 13 54kg $6
4 17 SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse Jason Collett 0.6L 1 53kg $31
5 8 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht Nathan Berry 0.7L 15 53kg $41
6 16 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 1L 12 53kg $6.50
7 9 SIZZLING Kelso Wood Tim Clark 1.7L 3 53kg $13
8 3 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.4L 8 56.5kg $13
9 13 SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 2.5L 9 53kg $41
10 15 ASHOKAN Gai Waterhouse Thomas Huet 3.3L 14 53kg $71
11 7 RIVA DE LAGO Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 3.9L 16 53.5kg $14
12 4 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan Stephen Baster 4L 4 55.5kg $17
13 1 SINCERO Stephen Farley Brenton Avdulla 4.2L 5 58kg $41
14 14 YOUR HONOUR Greg Eurell Timothy Bell 4.3L 7 53kg $26
15 12 BELLTONE Kelso Wood Jay Ford 4.4L 6 53kg $151
16 2 VEYRON (NZ) Linda Laing Christian Reith 4.7L 2 57kg $21