Epsom Handicap 2021 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the Epsom Handicap this Saturday at Randwick which features a field of 17.

One of the best handicap races in the world, the Epsom Handicap has attracted a quality field, including Atishu, Private Eye, Riodini, Mo’unga and Hungry Heart.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Epsom Handicap.


All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.


Our best bets for the Epsom Handicap 2021

 

Best Bet:

Private Eye @ $7.50  Bet @ Sportsbet

 

Best Each Way Bet:

Riodini @ $4.60 Bet @ Sportsbet

 

Best Roughie:

Atishu @ $19 Bet @ Sportsbet

 

Epsom Handicap Trifecta Tips

Punters should have six runners on their ticket for the Epsom Handicap trifecta.

  • Private Eye
  • Riodini
  • Atishu
  • Mo’unga
  • Hungry Heart
  • Aramayo

Epsom Handicap First-Four Tips

We have included seven runners for the Epsom Handicap first-four.

  • Private Eye
  • Riodini
  • Atishu
  • Mo’unga
  • Hungry Heart
  • Aramayo
  • Cascadian

 

Epsom Handicap Form Guide & Tips

 

1. Mo’unga ($7.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

A quality type who has to carry 57kg. That’s the main factor going against him, but his class should take him close.

$7.50 is a value price for one of the best runners in the field.

2. Cascadian ($21) Bet @ Sportsbet

Gets back and he should appreciate the big field, but we can’t back him on trust. Doesn’t win all that often, but he has Hugh Bowman riding, so keep him safe.

3. Dalasan ($18) Bet @ Sportsbet

Hasn’t shown much for some time now and we’re surprised by the $18 available. McDonald rides, but that’s where the positives end.

4. Star of the Seas ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet

Better when third two back before running sixth behind Verry Elleegant. Capable on his day, but with only one win coming at Randwick, we’re going to pass.

5. Lion’s Roar ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet

Hasn’t shown much as an older type, and the odds reflect his chances of winning. We’re prepared to leave him out of selections.

6. Hungry Heart ($8.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Looked well above average last season, and she was always going to need time this preparation.

Ready to win after finishing fourth and carrying 52kg brings her right into calculations. A trifecta chance.

7. Icebath ($9) Bet @ Sportsbet

She has been backed and beaten too many times for our liking. There’s no doubting that she has ability, but she keeps finding horses better.

8. Rock ($71) Bet @ Sportsbet

He could be better suited to the provincial circuits, such as Wyong and Newcastle. Classy on his day, but he owns one placing from seven starts at Randwick.

He’s not running well enough to consider.

9. Riodini (Best Each Way – $4.60) Bet @ Sportsbet

Makes his own luck and we can’t ignore his second placings behind Verry Elleegant and Think It Over. Those were superb runs and the former Kiwi has been heavily backed.

Punters get each-way odds to enjoy.

10. Aramayo ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet

Second behind Zaaki fresh up before running third behind Atishu. We like that form and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the former European in the mix.

Specked at double-figure odds.

11. Reloaded ($26) Bet @ Sportsbet

Always around the mark, but we’re not sure if he’s a Group 1 type. 51kg on his back is ideal, but we’ll leave him for another day.

12. Private Eye (Best Bet – $7.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Private Eye has been set for this race throughout his campaign. He looked good winning fresh up before running fourth at Randwick.

There is nothing wrong with his form and we’re surprised punters are getting $7.50. Expect money to come for him on race day.

13. Atishu (Best Roughie – $19) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Kiwi showed her versatility when winning close to the pace last start. She will likely drop further back and use her superior turn-of-foot in the straight.

We can’t believe the odds available for the six-time winner.

14. Discharged ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet

Better last start when second behind Yonkers, but we’re not sure if that’s the best form for the Epsom Handicap.

$27 isn’t long enough to entertain.

15. Ashman ($101) Bet @ Sportsbet

A two-time winner this preparation but in races much easier than this. Unlikely to trouble them.

16. Harmony Rose ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet

We like the way she hit the line last start after not getting much luck. Harder here, but she could make a push for a top five placings.

17. Sky Lab ($20) Bet @ Sportsbet

Dropped in grade and was beaten by Ashman last start. He’s much better than that, so don’t rule out completely.


Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.

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