Townsville Bulletin

Champ takes on the challenger Chances galore in Epsom Handicap



Flemington sees the clash of last season’s undisputed champ of middle-distance Australian racing Verry Elleegant and the new kid on the block Incentivis­e. Coming in off the back of seven straight wins, Incentivis­e is certainly the testing material for the brilliant but quirky mare, but the exQueensla­nder is something special. He delivered at Flemington last time, after a handful of massive wins up north. But he’s never come up against the tenaciousl­y brilliant Verry Elleegant. It’s set to be must-watch racing theatre!


One of the great ‘mile’ races in the country, the Epsom Handicap of 2021 has any number of chances. But it’s the in-form Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable that is likely to step out the favourite. The ultra-consistent Riodini has been placed at his past two starts under WFA conditions, yet drops to a featherwei­ght 51.5kg for the big handicap. But it won’t be an easy task for the five-year-old against an arsenal of five Chris Waller-trained gallopers. And then there’s the classy Mo’unga out of the Annabel Neasham stable.

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Riodini $4.60 Mo’unga $6.50

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