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Te Akau Shark (NZ) favoured for Epsom success

After flashing home for second in the Tramway Stakes at Randwick last Saturday, Te Akau Shark (NZ) has opened the $5 ‘All In’ favourite at TAB to win the Group 1 TAB Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on October 5th after the announcement of official nominations.

The Jamie Richards-trained five-year-old gelding has won five of his eight career starts including a six-length victory in the Couplands Bakeries Mile at Te Rapa in New Zealand last November.

Two of the feature winners from last Saturday at Randwick, Tramway Stakes winner Dreamforce and Chelmsford Stakes victor Samadoubt, occupy the second and third line of betting at $6 and $8 respectively.

Happy Clapper, winner of the 2017 Epsom and 2018 Doncaster over the Randwick mile, is an $11 chance at TAB along with the Chris Waller-trained Kolding, victorious in last June’s Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm over 1600 metres.

Girl Tuesday was third to Samadoubt and Avilius in last Saturday’s Chelmsford Stakes and has opened an $11 ‘All In’ equal favourite for Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) with this year’s ATC Australian Oaks runner-up Scarlet Dream and the Team Hawkes-trained Supernova.

Boom Anthony Cummings-trained filly Libertini is the $2.25 ‘All In’ favourite at TAB for the Group 1Flight Stakes (1600m) with Flit and Funstar regarded the biggest dangers at $6.

TAB ODDS

2019 TAB Epsom
$5           Te Akau Shark
$6           Dreamforce
$8           Samadoubt
$11         Happy Clapper
                Kolding
$15         Avantage
                Best Of Days
                Cascadian
                Hartnell
                Verry Elleegant
$26+      Others Quoted

2019 Metropolitan
$11         Girl Tuesday
                Scarlet Dream
                Supernova
$15         Angel Of Truth
                Come Play With Me
                Finche
                Haripour
                Our Candidate
                Youngstar
$26+      Others Quoted

2019 Flight Stakes
$2.25     Libertini
$6           Flit
                Funstar
$11         Probabeel
                Subpoenaed
$15         Lyre
                Tenley
                Villami
$26+      Others Quoted
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