2010 Epsom Handicap Betting Tips & Picks

October 2nd, 2010

The 2010 Epsom Handicap is set to start at 4:10PM today, featured as part of Epsom Super Saturday on Channel 9. Read on for our best Epsom Handicap betting tips and picks.

First up, the race itself: the Group 1 Epsom Handicap is run over 1600 with open handicap conditions. It has a total purse of $500,000 and is the crown jewel of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Black Piranha is our top Epsom Handicap pick, rated special to win and priced at $17.00 on Ladbrokes.com.au. This 7-year-old gelding is carrying 58.5kg and will start from barrier 2. Previous wins in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and good performances in the wet suggest that Black Piranha is a better chance than most punters are giving him credit for.

We also have faith in Danleigh, who is priced in the Epsom Handicap odds at $21.00 to win and $5.50 to place. Starting from barrier 10 and carrying 59kg, its no wonder he has been all but written off. However, a series of appropriate lead up races, including 2 runs at 1600 metres, combine with a possibility of a wet run that could see Danleigh in with a chance.

Our final 2010 Epsom Handicap pick is Leica Larrikin, who has $21.00 odds to win and $5.50 to place. This 5-year-old gelding has a barrier 7 start and will only carry 52kg, but is saddled with a reputation of having never had a Group race win. Nevertheless, his top runs have all been at 1600 metres or longer, and he is well worth considering for a place bet or as part of an exotic wager.

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