$1 million 1600m-handicap
Named after racecourse in south of England where the Epsom Derby has been run since 1780.
Run over famous Randwick “mile” since 1865 when won by Dundee.
Notable winners include Amounis (1926, 1928), Chatham (1932-33), Shannon (1945), Sky High (1961), Cabochon (1967), Gunsynd (1971), Triton (1972), Super Impose (1990-91), Desert War (2004-05) and Winx (2015).
TJ Smith and daughter Gai Waterhouse are most successful trainers with seven Epsom wins apiece.
In 2011, Secret Admirer became first mare to win since La Neige in 1976 and four years later it was Winx.
Horses to win the Epsom-Doncaster double in same racing season: Dundee (1865-66), Marvel (1891-92), Chatham (1933-34), Blue Legend (1946-47), Broker’s Tip (1969-70), Gunsynd (1971-72), Authentic Heir (1975-76) and Winx (2015-16). Super Impose won both races in 1990 and again in 1991.
The most recent winners have been Happy Clapper (2017), Hauraki (2016) and Winx (2015).
THE FIELD * Leading Epsom Handicap contenders D’Argento and Unforgotten have drawn barriers one and three
* Trainer Chris Waller has eight horses in the race
* Jockeys riding who have won the race include Hugh Bowman, James McDonald, Glyn Schofield and Corey Brown
THE EARLY MONEY
* D’Argento remains favourite for the Epsom Handicap from barrier one
“The main chances have all drawn in – Pierata, D’Argento, Unforgotten – so hopefully he finds the right back to get on out of one of those and he gets his chance in the last 200 metres. If he’s going to win it, it’s going to be in the last 100 metres” Lanciato’s trainer Mark Newnham
“His Rosehill Guineas win was special and Chris has targeted the Epsom with him. If he can win over 1600 metres it is significant for his stallion value. He has earned his position in the market” Star Thoroughbreds Denise Martin on D’Argento
“I can’t fault the way he has come through his last start run, he is a very good horse and I think he is equally as effective on good and soft tracks. I am really excited by his chances” D’Argento’s trainer Chris Waller
“It’s a bit of an awkward draw (barrier 11) but I suppose being around that middle area probably won’t be too bad. Obviously it’s a big step up but he’s got a light weight and he’s trained by Chris Waller so I’m riding for the right trainer” Paret’s jockey Michael Dee