Newmarket Handicap 2021

Saturday March 6, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Black Caviar Lighting is the best lead-up race into the Newmarket Handicap

The Newmarket Handicap is one of two Group 1 feature races on the ‘Super Saturday’ race card at Flemington Racecourse in March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at the same meeting as the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m), the Newmarket Handicap is an elite level sprint run down the famous Flemington straight of 1200m.

It offers $1.25 million in prize money and as the name suggests is contested under handicap conditions.

Many of the season’s top sprinters come into the Newmarket Handicap via the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes held at the same track over 200m shorter the month before, with former champion sprinter Black Caviar (2011) the last to do the double before the historical win by Redkirk Warrior (2018) who also saluted in the Newmarket Handicap results in 2017.

The latest edition of the Newmarket Handicap ran on Saturday March 6, 2021 and was won by ‘Straight Six’ specialist Zoutori. 

Newmarket Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.25 million
  • First Run: 1874
 

2021 Newmarket Handicap Results

The official Newmarket Handicap results 2021 and finishing order will be published below when the race runs on Saturday March 6, 2021.

  • 1st: #1 Zoutori
  • 2nd: #12 Indian Pacific
  • 3rd: #16 Amish Boy

The Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Zoutori ($20) became the race’s latest top weight to win carrying 57kg to a gutsy victory at his pet track and distance for an upset 2021 Newmarket Handicap result

Newmarket Handicap Betting

Newmarket Handicap odds were over $20 on the 2016 winner The Quarterback

2016 Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback scored an upset at odds of 20/1. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Newmarket Handicap is one of the first autumn feature races where futures betting is available and there is often great value to be had in these pre-field Newmarket Handicap betting markets.

With nominations for the sprint out over a month before race day the early Newmarket Handicap odds provide punters with the chance to lock in their all-in selections on the classic before final acceptances are out.

Favourites in Newmarket Handicap betting have an impressive record in the race with six of the punters’ picks saluting from 2007 – 2021.

Top class sprinters with proven Group 1 winning form usually dominate the Newmarket Handicap odds as do those coming out of the Black Caviar Lighting Stakes and Oakleigh Plate. Bivouac (6th) was the last Newmarket Handicap winner out of the Oakleigh Plate.

There have been a number of blowout results over the years too however including the 2021 Newmarket when $20 outsider Zoutori defeated fellow roughie’s Indian Pacific ($21) and Amish Boy ($81). 

2021 Newmarket Handicap Odds

The Newmarket Handicap 2021 betting markets will be listed below as soon as odds are out on the Group 1 Flemington sprint down the straight this autumn.

Newmarket Handicap 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Newmarket Handicap will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.


Newmarket Handicap Field

The Newmarket Handicap field attracts the autumn’s best sprinters and usually attracts a high number of final acceptances. The line-up for the Newmarket Handicap is often a similar field to that of the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) run at Flemington in February.

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is the most popular lead-up into the Super Saturday Group 1 providing six Newmarket Handicap winners from 2012 – 2021 including Black Caviar (2011) and Redkirk Warrior (2018) who completed the double.

The other race producing the most Newmarket Handicap winners is the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield a fortnight before, a double last completed by Lankan Rupee (2014).

Newmarket Handicap First acceptances are then taken in late February before the final Newmarket Handicap field is released on the Wednesday before the race.

2021 Newmarket Handicap Field

The official Newmarket Handicap 2021 final field and barriers will be announced by Racing Victoria on March 2, 2021 and published below.

The gun young fillies September Run and Swat’s That are the standout final acceptors in the 18-horse 2021 Newmarket Handicap field for Saturday at Flemington. 

Newmarket Handicap First Acceptances

The Newmarket Handicap 2021 first acceptances close on February 16, 2021 at midday and will narrow down the list of autumn sprinters targeting the $1.25 million straight six feature on Super Saturday.2021.

The 2021 Newmarket Handicap first acceptances are now out with 35 sprinters still in contention for the ‘Super Saturday’ showdown led in all-in betting by Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run who was enormous first-up finishing second in the Black Caviar Lightning.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 63x230424x AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 101
2 8x8675x225 ALBUMIN G 6 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
3 13x226x822 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 88
4 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
5 31x1622x22 AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 105
6 x111x139x0 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken  
7 1365x321x5 BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings  
8 8x466633x2 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 98
9 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
10 611x12122x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 104
11 12x235407x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 105
12 174x1114x4 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
13 308x85220x DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 105
14 411Dx111x8 ELITE STREET G 4 Daniel Morton 108
15 02x29010x5 FLIT M 4 James Cummings  
16 212x5462x3 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 95
17 59x1117x57 HALVORSEN G 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 97
18 x1120x492x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
19 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 108
20 1131×13915 INDIAN PACIFIC G 4 Neville Parnham  
21 x8x35311x2 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 107
22 423x26462x LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
23 1x11x238x1 MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
24 25208x125x MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
25 411x2472x1 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller 117
26 16162x48x3 PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham  
27 22x713758x PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 104
28 825x3352x1 PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 100
29 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 91
30 x11x5111x2 SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller 112
31 12560x311x SIRIUS SUSPECT G 6 Saab Hasan 98
32 x160x5528x STANDOUT H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 104
33 10x2112x3 SWATS THAT F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 105
34 1x238x113x WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
35 x2400x114x ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 109

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

The official Newmarket Handicap 2021 Nominations close on Monday the 18th of January, 2021 and are expected to attract over 50 sprinters.

The 2021 Newmarket Handicap nominations are now out with 56 sprinters entered for the autumn feature including Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run, her multiple Group 1 winning stablemate Nature Strip and the Godolphin-raced defending champ Bivouac.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 63x230424x AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 101
2 8x8675x22x ALBUMIN G 6 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 89
3 227247×424 ALBURQ G 4 Michael Moroney 72
4 413x226x82 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
5 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
6 1114215×23 AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
7 31x1622x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 105
8 x111x139x0 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken  
9 61365x321x BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings  
10 38x466633x BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 96
11 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
12 611x12122x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams  
13 12x235407x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 105
14 3174x1114x DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
15 x5465x358x DEPRIVE G 6 James Cummings  
16 8111x3413x DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
17 308x85220x DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 104
18 11x5134x DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 92
19 x411Dx111x ELITE STREET G 4 Daniel Morton 109.5
20 602x29010x FLIT M 4 James Cummings 108
21 3212x5462x GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 92
22 0x450x1680 GRAFF H 5 Danny O’Brien  
23 259x1117x5 HALVORSEN G 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 97
24 x1120x492x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
25 1221x1752x HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller 108
26 3129x8415x HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
27 100x34303x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller  
28 1131×13915 INDIAN PACIFIC G 4 Neville Parnham  
29 4x8x35311x KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 107
30 423x26462x LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
31 51x11x238x MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
32 25208x125x MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
33 x411x2472x NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller  
34 727x62442x OSAMU C 3 Annabel Neasham 74
35   OXLEY ROAD C 3 Peter G Moody  
36 116162x48x PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham 91
37 22x713758x PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 104
38 x825x3352x PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
39 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 91
40 75x1219x13 ROHERYN G 5 James Cummings  
41 2766x1801x SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings 110
42 4x11x5111x SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller  
43 11210x110x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
44 12560x311x SIRIUS SUSPECT G 6 Saab Hasan 98
45 40x425x113 SNAPDANCER M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
46 x160x5528x STANDOUT H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
47 2214×11110 STOLEN JADE M 4 Clarry Conners  
48 10x2112x SWATS THAT F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 100
49 x4124x360x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 101
50 11x21x4 THE BOPPER G 3 Kris Lees  
51 4x27x1x22x TOMMY GOLD (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 71
52 441211x34x VIRIDINE G 6 James Cummings 108
53 1x238x113x WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
54 21x111x WRITTEN BEAUTY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 86
55 64x1x YULONG CODE C 3 Peter G Moody 62
56 x2400x114x ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra  

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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Newmarket Handicap Tips

Newmarket Handicap tips are often dominated by the season’s top three-year-old sprinter with the youngsters boasting a good record over the older horses in this race.

Six of the 12 Newmarket Handicap winners from 2004 – 2015 were three-year-olds including the Chris Waller-trained Brazen Beau (2015). The three-year-olds were back on top in 2019 with the win by the gun filly Sunlight and 2020 with Bivouac.

The best runners out of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate are also top Newmarket Handicap tips with those two lead-up Melbourne sprints producing all nine winners from 2008 – 2016 before Redkirk Warrior made history in 2017 winning first-up for the first time in 100 years.

Redkirk Warrior returned to defend his title in 2018 on the back of a Lightning Stakes lead-up win, before Sunlight improved on a Black Caviar Lightning third to win the 2019 Newmarket Handicap. Bivouac won the 2020 Newmarket off an unplaced Oakleigh Plate run, while that year’s Black Caviar Lightning winner Gytrash ran third. In 2021 the Newmarket Handicap winner Zoutori came off a lead-up seventh in the Oakleigh. 

A wide barrier doesn’t prevent a class sprinter from making a good Newmarket Handicap tip either with three of the four winners from 2012 – 2015 jumping from double digits including Lankan Rupee (12 in 2014).

2021 Newmarket Handicap Tips

The top Newmarket Handicap 2021 betting tips and exotic Flemington race selections will be available below from the Ladbrokes’ tipsters the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to get behind in the straight track Group 1 this autumn.

  • To Win: #14 September Run ($2.25 at time of publish) 

Really hard to go past Waller’s star filly who beat home the boys at this track / distance in the spring’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). She’s second-up here and fitter for her eye-catching second at HQ to Nature Strip in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m). Set to relish the step back up to 1200m, she’s drawn a treat in gate five with Craig Williams retaining the ride and only goes up a half-kilo to 54kg. 

Newmarket Handicap Form Guide

Looking at all the information provided in the Newmarket Handicap form guide is a great way to narrow down the winning chances of the top sprinters in the field.

Things to look for in the form include last start winners and runners-up in the Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate, horses with proven straight track form and previous Group 1 winners.

The Newmarket Handicap form guide also shows the jockeys, trainers and barriers of all runners and the most successful gate in the past 30 years is barrier 7; although down the Flemington straight barriers are of less importance than good lead-up runs.

Newmarket Handicap Form Facts

  • From 2008 – 2021 two races produced 13 of the Newmarket Handicap winners with the Oakleigh Plate (7 winners) and the Lightning Stakes (6 winners)
  • Redkirk Warrior (2017) became the first Newmarket Handicap winner to take out the race first-up in 100 years
  • Redkirk Warrior (2018) became the first back-to-back Newmarket Handicap winner since Razor Sharp (1982-83)
  • Three-year-old sprinters have a strong record in the Newmarket Handicap results with six wins from 2008 – 2021
  • Black Caviar (2011) was the last mare to win the Newmarket Handicap so colts, geldings & stallions make a better Group 1 bet in the race; Sunlight (2019) also beat the boys as a three-year-old filly
  • Wide Newmarket Handicap barriers have produced plenty of recent winners including Redkirk Warrior (15 of 15 in 2018), Lankan Rupee (12 of 14 in 2014), Shamexpress (10 of 13 in 2013) and Hay List (14 of 22 in 2012)

2021 Newmarket Handicap Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Newmarket Handicap 2021 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Newmarket Handicap Results

While favourites have a strong record in the famous sprint upset Newmarket Handicap results often occur also including Shamexpress ($15 in 2013), Wanted ($13 in 2010) and Scenic Blast ($13 in 2009). More recently there have been a number of really notable blow-out Newmarket Handicap winners including The Quarterback ($21 in 2016), Redkirk Warrior ($31 in 2017) and Zoutori ($20 in 2021). 

The longest priced Newmarket Handicap winner in the past quarter of a century was Mookta ($34 in 1994).

The Newmarket Handicap results also show the full finishing order of the entire field, winning times, margins, jockeys and trainers.

Notable recent Newmarket Handicap winners include Bivouac (2020), Redkirk Warrior (2017 & 2018), Brazen Beau (2015), Lankan Rupee (2014), Hay List (2012), Black Caviar (2011) and Weekend Hussler (2008).

Newmarket Handicap Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Zoutori  Indian Pacific  Amish Boy 1:09.6
2020 Bivouac Loving Gaby Gytrash 1:09.2
2019 Sunlight Osborne Bulls Brave Smash 1:08.2
2018 Redkirk Warrior Brave Smash Merchant Navy 1:08.3
2017 Redkirk Warrior Voodoo Lad Star Turn 1:09.0
2016 The Quarterback Black Heart Bart Chautauqua 1:09.2
2015 Brazen Beau Chautauqua Terravista 1:09.2
2014 Lankan Rupee Spirit Of Boom Knoydart 1:09.2
2013 Shamexpress Moment Of Change Aeronautical 1:08.1
2012 Hay List Buffering Foxwedge 1:08.7
2011 Black Caviar Crystal Lily Beaded 1.07.3
2010 Wanted Eagle Falls Starspangledbanner 1:10.1
2009 Scenic Blast Swiss Ace Aichi 1:08.7
2008 Weekend Hustler Magnus Grand Duels 1:09.0
2007 Miss Andretti Gold Edition Undue 1:07.7
2006 Takeover Target Snitzel Stratum 1:08.3
2005 Alinghi Fastnet Rock Foreplay 1:08.1
2004 Exceed And Excel Titanic Jack Regimental Gal 1:08.7
2003 Belle Du Jour Bel Esprit Super Impressive 1:08.6
2002 Rubitano North Boy Mistegic 1:09.0
2001 Toledo Show A Heart Mannington 1:08.6
2000 Miss Pennymoney Black Bean Falvelon 1:07.6