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