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Hawk’s Spring Selections – Epsom Handicap Day/Turnbull Stakes Day

October 3, 2015

UPDATE: Flemington selections have now been posted. Good luck!

With spring racing starting to heat up, our selections make a return in the lead-up to Australian racing’s big three – the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup.

Expect big write-ups on all three races, especially the mammoth Melbourne Cup preview as per usual, while I will also be providing selections for Caulfield Guineas day, Caulfield Cup day, Cox Plate day and all four days of the Melbourne Cup carnival.

Check back tomorrow morning for selections for Turnbull Stakes day from Flemington, as well as my selections for arguably the world’s greatest race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe from Longchamp.

Today at Randwick sees the pinnacle of the Sydney spring with the running of three Group One races – the Epsom Handicap (or more the Epsom Plate with a ridiculous two-kilogram spread in the weights), the Flight Stakes and the Metropolitan. There are also the first two-year-old races of the season, while there are also a number of races on the all-stakes card that will provide a guide to some of the big Melbourne features in coming weeks.

For what it’s worth, also hoping to see an Eagles victory in the AFL Grand Final, a Cowboys win in the NRL Grand Final and a Wallabies demolition job over the English – but a win on the punt would suffice instead.

Here are today’s Turnbull Stakes day and Arc selections:

Race 1 – LISTED MARIBYRNONG TRIAL STAKES (1,000m)

3 – MANUEL
5 – WIMBORNE
1 – BROOKWATER
9 – SWEET SHERRY

Race 2 – LISTED POSEIDON STAKES (1,400m)

8 – FAATINAH
4 – ICEFLOW
11 – DYNAMIC DAY
2 – TOP ME UP

Race 3 – GROUP TWO GILGAI STAKES (1,200m)

1 – CHAUTAUQUA
3 – CHARLIE BOY
6 – KNOYDART
2 – DELECTATION

Race 4 – LISTED UCI STAKES (1,800m)

9 – TIVACI
12 – IRON BOSS
16 – ZAPURBLY
3 – AYERS ROCK

Race 5 – GROUP TWO EDWARD MANIFOLD STAKES (1,600m)

9 – BADAWIYA
4 – DON’T DOUBT MAMMA
7 – SAILING BY
6 – BENGAL CAT

Race 6 – GROUP THREE THE BART CUMMINGS (2,500m)

2 – PRECEDENCE
10 – BOLD SNIPER
5 – FOUNDRY
12 – KAPOUR

Race 7 – GROUP ONE TURNBULL STAKES (2,000m)

11 – AMRALAH
3 – HARTNELL
8 – WHO SHOT THEBARMAN
5 – VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL

Race 8 – GROUP TWO BLAZER STAKES (1,400m)

4 – GIRL GUIDE
7 – JESSY BELLE
5 – ATLANTIS DREAM
15 – SATYA

Race 9 – LISTED PARIS LANE STAKES (1,400m)

2 – TURN ME LOOSE
15 – LORD ASPEN
11 – WORTHY CAUSE
10 – YESTERDAY’S SONGS

LONGCHAMP

18 – FOUND
9 – TREVE
1 – FLINTSHIRE
13 – NEW BAY

Here are my selections for Epsom day:

RANDWICK

Race 1 – LISTED BREEDERS’ PLATE (1,000m)

4 – COHESION
1 – CAPITALIST
8 – PRIZED ICON
5 – DETECTIVE

Race 2 – LISTED GIMCRACK STAKES (1,000m)

13 – SLUMBER PARTY
4 – CALLIOPE
14 – TWIST TOPS
3 – ANGHARAD

Race 3 – LISTED DULCIFY QUALITY (1,600m)

1 – WUDANG MOUNTAIN
5 – AMBIENCE
6 – MORE THAN FABULOUS
4 – LAUCALA

Race 4 – GROUP TWO ROMAN CONSUL STAKES (1,200m)

2 – EXOSPHERE
1 – LE CHEF
9 – SPILL THE BEANS
5 – JAPONISME

Race 5 – GROUP TWO PREMIERE STAKES (1,200m)

1 – TERRAVISTA
2 – REBEL DANE
3 – TIGER TEES
5 – HOT SNITZEL

Race 6 – GROUP THREE CRAVEN PLATE (2,000m)

10 – RULING DYNASTY
1 – COMPLACENT
9 – HAURAKI
2 – MORIARTY

Race 7 – GROUP ONE EPSOM HANDICAP (1,600m)

4 – WINX
2 – LUCIA VALENTINA
9 – KIRRAMOSA
10 – SWEYNESSE

Race 8 – GROUP ONE FLIGHT STAKES (1,600m)

1 – SPEAK FONDLY
4 – HONESTA
7 – SEMPRE LIBERA
8 – OCEAN TEMPEST

Race 9 – GROUP ONE THE METROPOLITAN (2,400m)

7 – ALMOONQITH
2 – JUNOOB
9 – CHANCE TO DANCE
1 – BEATEN UP

One Comment leave one →
  1. Trevor Hawkins permalink
    October 3, 2015 10:24 am

    Big Ronnie says Munce has taken his horse to Sydney and Moreira is up. Any chance?

    Sent from my iPad

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