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Hawk’s Saturday Selections: 2013 Epsom Handicap and Turnbull Stakes Day

October 5, 2013

This is the turning point for the spring, the time when the elite are separated from the ordinary, so to speak.

Today will reveal a lot about the coming features, in particular the Caulfield Cup two weeks from today. Expect the market for the Caulfield Cup to be radically altered by today’s racing in both Sydney and Melbourne.

In Sydney, we have the feature race card of the spring, while in Melbourne, the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) has marketed Turnbull Stakes day as Melbourne Cup Carnival Preview day. Quite apt.

It’s also the first chance we have to see this season’s two year olds – it comes around so quickly!

I haven’t written any horse by horse previews today, but here are my tips for both meetings:

RANDWICK

Race 1 – LISTED GIMCRACK STAKES (1000m)

13 – TETSUKO
9 – KWINANA
1 – ALPHA MISS
10 – LUCKY RAQUIE

Race 2 – LISTED BREEDERS’ PLATE (1000m)

5 – GHIBELLINES
7 – LORD BECKWORTH
14 – WANDJINA
10 – RAGGED KEYS

Race 3 – GROUP 3 CRAVEN PLATE (2000m)

1 – MASKED MARVEL
9 – VAQUERA
6 – HONORIUS
2 – KELINNI

Race 4 – GROUP 1 FLIGHT STAKES (1600m)

1 – GUELPH
3 – ARABIAN GOLD
5 – SENSIBILITY
2 – BOUND FOR EARTH

Race 5 – GROUP 2 ROMAN CONSUL STAKES (1200m)

1 – ZOUSTAR
5 – OPEN BOOK
2 – VA PENSIERO
3 – BARBED

Race 6 – LISTED DULCIFY QUALITY (1600m)

5 – THUNDER FANTASY
2 – VILANOVA
9 – SAINTLY LAD
1 – EQUATOR

Race 7 – GROUP 1 EPSOM HANDICAP (1600m)

4 – REKINDLED INTEREST
16 – ECUADOR
6 – TOYDINI
5 – STREAMA

Race 8 – GROUP 2 PREMIERE STAKES (1200m)

13 – ARINOSA
15 – DYSTOPIA
7 – RAREFIED
9 – FAMOUS SEAMUS

Race 9 – GROUP 1 THE METROPOLITAN (2400m)

7 – PRINCE CHERI
13 – KINGDOMS
3 – SEVILLE
5 – SNEAK A PEEK

FLEMINGTON

Race 1 – LISTED MARIBYRNONG TRIAL STAKES (1000m)

3 – DRAGONS EYE
14 – GUAJEO
13 – GIRLS ONLY
5 – HARCOURT STREET

Race 2 – LISTED UCI STAKES (1800m)

5 – ORION
6 – TUPAC AMARU
9 – DE LITTLE ENGINE
4 – EPIC SAGA

Race 3 – LISTED YELLOWGLEN VINTAGE STAKES (1410m)

3 – PAXIMADIA
11 – KINGDOM OF DREAMS
6 – LE MANS
2 – CHAMPOLLION

Race 4 – LISTED CAP D’ANTIBES STAKES (1000m)

12 – CHLOE IN PARIS
2 – TWEET
7 – MENAGE A CHARGE
4 – CALCATTA

Race 5 – LISTED HEADQUARTERS TAVERN STAKES (1410m)

7 – SHEER TALENT
8 – DON’T GET EXCITED
10 – MOLTO BENE
4 – JUST DISCREET

Race 6 – LISTED THE BART CUMMINGS (2520m)

1 – SEA MOON
3 – MOUDRE
2 – TANBY
9 – KEEP COOL

Race 7 – GROUP 2 EDWARD MANIFOLD STAKES (1610m)

4 – WORDPLAY
6 – POLITENESS
7 – SE SAUVER
11 – FANTOME GRIS

Race 8 – GROUP 1 TURNBULL STAKES (2000m)

16 – ROYAL DESCENT
6 – FIORENTE
3 – SANGSTER
12 – MR O’CEIRIN

Race 9 – GROUP 2 GILGAI STAKES (1200m)

9 – AERONAUTICAL
2 – GALAH
4 – SESSIONS
13 – STEPS IN TIME

Race 10 – GROUP 2 BLAZER STAKES (1410m)

9 – PERON
2 – FLYING SNITZEL
3 – ZURELLA
12 – EPINGLE

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