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2020 Epsom Handicap Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The $1 million dollar Epsom Handicap is one of the most famous Sydney Spring Carnival features
  • This Group One is run over 1600 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Who are the leading early chances?
Epsom Handicap Tips
Is Funstar set for more group one glory at Royal Randwick via the Epsom Handicap? (Getty)

Epsom Handicap Information

  • DateSat 03 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time06:05
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

The Epsom Handicap is traditionally of the most famous group one's that's run over the Sydney Spring Carnival where many of Australia's best milers do battle over the Randwick mile.

With an outstanding honor roll which includes recent champions in Hartnell, Happy Clapper and Winx, this race also provides the winner with a ballot-free entry into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes the following autumn.

We detail the leading early chances ahead of the $1 million dollar feature on October 3.

Epsom Handicap 2020 Odds

2Mister Sea WolfChris Waller Brenton Avdulla56kg4$16
3Star Of The SeasChris Waller Nash Rawiller55.5kg1$5
ImagingChris Waller James McDonald55.5kg21$12
5NettoyerWendy RocheJames Innes Jnr54kg14$34
6BrandenburgJohn SargentJason Collett54kg 3$31
7Yulong PrinceChris Waller Sam Clipperton54kg 2$26
8The Candy ManPeter & Paul SnowdenRegan Bayliss53.5kg9$31
9Wild PlanetMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTim Clark53kg6$13
10NiccanovaCraig CarmodyBlaike McDougall53kg11$51
11ProbabeelJamie RichardsKerrin McEvoy52.5kg18$8
12FunstarChris Waller Glen Boss52.5kg 19$11
13RockMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry52.5kg 13$7.50
14ColetteJames CummingsRachel King52kg10$17
15ReloadedChris WallerKathy O'Hara51kg7$26
16Looks Like ElvisJarrod AustinJess Taylor50kg8$41
17RiodiniGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottWinona Costin50kg 12$26
18SavacoolChris WallerAlysha Collett50kg 16$91
19GlenallMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a)50kg 5$71
20Vanna GirlToby & Trent EdmondsRobbie Dolan50kg 15$18
21eJust Thinkin'Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
50kg 17$51

Odds are provided by Unibet Australia and are correct as of 30/09/2020 - 4.30pm

Epsom Handicap Tips 2020

Epsom Handicap 2020 Best Bet - Vanna Girl

There's a handful of gallopers you could follow out of the 2020 Tramway Stakes and not least of all they include this very talented four-year-old from the Toby & Trent Edmonds stable.

She was only beaten just over two lengths from the winner despite the eventual tenth placing and recorded the fastest last 600m of the whole race (33.23) where the daughter of Husson really only got warm over the last fifty metres in a return that should've please connections.

The versatility of Vanna Girl was on show as the premier Queensland filly over the 2020 winter carnival which culminated in victory over 1800m, and going straight to the 2020 Epsom Handicap second-up with just 50kg on her back , the odds appeal on an each-way basis.

Epsom Handicap 2020 Next Best Bet - Funstar

Whilst she's not going to be the world beater some were expecting for the Chris Waller stable post Winx, the Epsom Handicap looks well on the radar for this four-year-old who's building towards a peak run on October 3.

The daughter of Adelaide looks set to resume her rivalry with Probabeel from their three-year-old seasons where Funstar was clearly the superior of the two with three wins over the New Zealand mare which includes a dominant 2019 Flight Stakes win.

Forgive the second-up run in the Group Two Theo Marks where she improved off only a fair fresh showing to run second to Wild Planet after racing three-wide throughout and for her likely spring target via the Epsom, she's well placed although the wide gate is tempering the confidence.

Epsom Handicap FAQ

What date is the 2020 Epsom Handicap?

The 2020 Epsom Handicap is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 3.

How can I live stream the 2020 Epsom Handicap?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Epsom Handicap and all other Australian horse races.

What distance is Epsom Handicap?

The Epsom Handicap is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Where is the Epsom Handicap held?

The Epsom Handicap is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Epsom Handicap?

We're with Vanna Girl as the best bet in the 2020 Epsom Handicap.

What's the Epsom Handicap worth?

The Espom Handicap is worth $1 million dollars.

$580,000 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Epsom Handicap?

Kolding won the 2019 Epsom Handicap.

What time is the 2020 Epsom Handicap?

The 2020 Epsom Handicap is scheduled to start at 4.05pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 7 on the Royal Randwick program.



Vanna Girl appeals each-way at big odds in the 2020 Epsom Handicap.

Respecting Funstar for her target race despite the wide gate.

Best Bet: Vanna Girl Each Way @+1700 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Funstar Each Way @+1000 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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