Let’s take a look at each of the runners in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), In what is a bit of a raffle with plenty of chances.
1 – Kolding
2 – Mister Sea Wolf – $23 ?
Had a blessed run in the Chelmsford Stakes at this track and trip, with fellow Waller pace maker Wu Gok making life easy for this old boy. Will have far more talented back markers rocketing home this time around, but he will give you a very honest showing at big odds.
Mister Sea Wolf picks up the win in a thrilling edition of the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes! pic.twitter.com/afF9zL6lzG
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) September 5, 2020
3 – Star Of The Seas – $5 ??
Has run incredibly well without any luck this preparation, could easily have taken out both the Winx Stakes and the George Main Stakes. I thought he was a wet tracker but he’s performed well on the Good surfaces as well, and has to go in everything, and can win with even luck, which may be tough from the inside gate.
4 – Imaging – $13
Another Waller runner who is absolutely humming along, has looked very good in all three runs this preparation and will be very honest once again. Has drawn the carpark which makes it very tough.
5 – Nettoyer – $67
Obviously has ability, winning the Doncaster in the spring at this track and trip in spectacular fashion. However, is second up here and usually takes longer than that to be at her best. Happy to be against her in this.
— Pedigree Update (@pedigreeupdate) April 4, 2020
6 – Brandenburg – $27
Could kick up from the low draw and be put in the race, and if so, is a big chance to run a big race at the juicy odds, has placed in the Doncaster Mile, albeit at a rock bottom 50.5kgs.
7 – Yulong Prince – $26
Kept coming in the Chelmsford and was very close to winning with the big 59kgs that day, drops 5kgs here and will be in this for a long way if ridden with intent. Similarly to Mister Sea Wolf, he runs into far more talented swoopers in this field who will be gunning for him.
8 – The Candy Man – $35
The cult hero is being looked after by the Snowdens in Sydney, and will need to sharply improve to be in this after his middling performance at Newcastle last start.
9 – Wild Planet – $15 ???
Has drawn perfectly and could take a sit or even dictate things and lead if they want. Ran down Funstar to win over the 1400m last start and hit the line really strongly, looking like the mile will suit. Is now third up and this could be a Hawkes grand final job. Goes in everything and is a massive chance.
WILD PLANET finishes best in the Gr2 Theo Marks at Rosehill. The sixth Group winner for Animal Kingdom. #JBBA @HawkesRacing @inglis_sales @ArrowfieldStud @AWilliamsBldstk @HorseRacing_JPN pic.twitter.com/A7XbgMWopQ
— Pedigree Update (@pedigreeupdate) September 12, 2020
10 – Niccanova – $71 ?
Has drawn reasonably well to sit midfield with cover, but will need a big dose of luck to get out and find a run. Talented on his day and up to the mile suits, but it’s a low percentage play. You could do worse things than throwing him in exotics or having a small saver on him at the massive odds.
11 – Probabeel – $6 ???
Is short in the market but probably deserves to be after her big win in the Bill Ritchie Handicap. Looks like it’s all come together for this powerful mare, and stepping up to the mile is a plus. Not a great draw but she’ll probably just motor wide the trip and come flying home. Big chance.
12 – Funstar – $11 ??
What do we do with Funstar? There was improvement to come in her condition when run down by Wild Planet, and at her best there’s no doubt she’ll go very close. Will she bring it? If Boss is aggressive from the wide draw she’s a chance, and is worth considering.
13 – Rock – $6.50 ???
Opened at $8.50 so there’s been some support for the Cameron Handicap winner, and it’s easy to see why after the way he won that. Ran well in this race last year and is right in this.
Watch ROCK (Orange Silks) cruise to victory in the Cameron Hcp. He is a 6/1 chance tomorrow night in the G1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick for trainer Kris Lees. @TVG @CandiceHare_
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— Sky Racing World (@SkyRacingWorld) October 1, 2020
14 – Colette – $18
Has been thrown in the deep end this preparation with the big boys, and I think she’ll find this too tough. Want to follow her over a longer distance, very talented stayer.
15 – Reloaded
16 – Looks Like Elvis – $71
17 – Riodini – $27 ??
Ran in some good Group races in New Zealand and is now third up, I’d imagine they’ll put him into the race and lead from the barrier and with the light weight. Could throw into exotics.
18 – Savacool – $201
You could write your own ticket here, too tough.
19 – Glenall – $151
Same as the above.
20 – Vanna Girl – $18 ??
Unbeaten over the mile and rock bottom in the weights, ran home well in the Tramway first up. Think she’s a real show at the big odds.
21 – Just Thinkin’
Tip: 9-11-13-10 – without much confidence.
? = Must Watch
? = Big Winning Chance
?= Worth Including in Exotics
2020 Epsom Stakes Odds
*Odds correct at time of posting this article
|1||Kolding (20)J: Hugh Bowman 56.5kg T: C J Waller||$11.00||$3.50||Bet Now|
|2||Mister Sea Wolf (4)J: Brenton Avdulla 56kg T: C J Waller||$19.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|3||Star Of The Seas (1)J: Nash Rawiller 55.5kg T: C J Waller||$4.80||$1.95||Bet Now|
|4||Imaging (21)J: James Mcdonald 55.5kg T: C J Waller||$12.00||$3.80||Bet Now|
|5||Nettoyer (14)J: James Innes Jnr 54kg T: Ms W Roche||$51.00||$10.00||Bet Now|
|6||Brandenburg (3)J: Jason Collett 54kg T: J G Sargent||$26.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|7||Yulong Prince (2)J: Sam Clipperton 54kg T: C J Waller||$26.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|8||The Candy Man (9)J: Regan Bayliss 53.5kg T: P & P Snowden||$34.00||$7.50||Bet Now|
|9||Wild Planet (6)J: Tim Clark 53kg T: M, W & J Hawkes||$14.00||$4.20||Bet Now|
|10||Niccanova (11)J: Blaike Mcdougall 53kg T: Craig Carmody||$61.00||$13.00||Bet Now|
|11||Probabeel (18)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 52.5kg T: J W Richards||$5.50||$2.15||Bet Now|
|12||Funstar (19)J: Glen Boss 52.5kg T: C J Waller||$10.00||$3.30||Bet Now|
|13||Rock (13)J: Tommy Berry 52.5kg T: M, W & J Hawkes||$6.00||$2.25||Bet Now|
|14||Colette (10)J: Ms Rachel King 52kg T: James Cummings||$17.00||$5.00||Bet Now|
|15||Reloaded (7)J: Ms Kathy O’hara 51kg T: C J Waller||$26.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|16||Looks Like Elvis (8)J: Ms Jess Taylor 50kg T: J M Austin||$61.00||$13.00||Bet Now|
|17||Riodini (12)J: Ms Winona Costin 50kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott||$26.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|18||Savacool (16)J: Ms Alysha Collett 50kg T: C J Waller||$126.00||$26.00||Bet Now|
|19||Glenall (5)J: Brock Ryan 50kg T: M, W & J Hawkes||$101.00||$26.00||Bet Now|
|20||Vanna Girl (15)J: Robbie Dolan 50kg T: A J & T Edmonds||$17.00||$5.00||Bet Now|
|21||Just Thinkin’ (17)J: Unknown 50kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott||$51.00||$11.00||Bet Now|