Ladbrokes Tip: Peter Snowden has an excellent record in the Ramornie Handicap.
The Ramornie Handicap is held at the tail-end of the New South Winter Racing Carnival the Wednesday after Queensland’s Winx Guineas Day and takes place at Grafton Racecourse as one of two Black-Type features run by the Clarence River Jockey Club.
The mid-week Listed event is the feature race on Ramornie Handicap Day, which is the opening meeting of the two-day Grafton Cup Carnival that concludes on the Thursday with Grafton Cup Day.
A quality handicap race contested over 1200m, the Ramornie Handicap offers $200,000 in prize money and a ballot exemption into that year’s Group 3 Cameron Handicap contested at Newcastle.
The Ramornie Handicap attracts a strong line-up of winter sprinters each year and there are a host of lead-up races that offer a ballot exemption into the field including Brisbane’s Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) held on Tattersall’s Tiara Day at Eagle Farm. Big Money (2014) was the last horse to complete the WJ Healy – Ramornie double.
The latest edition of the Ramornie Handicap ran on Wednesday July 7th, 2021 and was won by the John O’Shea-trained Southern Lad.
2021 Ramornie Handicap Results
The official Ramornie Handicap 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the Listed Grafton race is run and won on Wednesday July 7th, 2021.
- 1st: #5 Southern Lad
- 2nd: #9 Phobetor
- 3rd: #12 Fender
The John O’Shea-trained Ocean Park six-year-old Southern Lad ($6) improved on a lead-up Hinkler Handicap second in Brisbane to take out the time-honoured Ramornie Handicap results in 2021 thanks to a gun ride by Christian Reith that saw the winner finish just a half-length ahead of second-placed favourite Phobetor ($3.50) in a thrilling finish.
Ramornie Handicap Race Info
- Date: Wednesday July 7th, 2021
- Track: Grafton Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Status: Listed
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1910 (as the Newmarket Handicap)
Ramornie Handicap Betting
The Ramornie Handicap betting markets are dominated by in-form sprinters coming off good lead-up runs in events during the lead-up winter races in both Sydney and Brisbane.
There are usually short Ramornie Handicap odds offered on any quality Snowden-trained horses with Peter Snowden boasting four past victories in the race most recently with Signore Fox (2020).
2021 Ramornie Handicap Odds
The latest Ramornie Handicap 2021 betting odds will be provided below as soon as markets on the end-of-winter carnival event on Ramornie Day over the winter are announced.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Ramornie 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.
Ramornie Handicap Field
The Ramornie Handicap field draws a quality line-up of winter sprinters from both local and interstate stables.
Runners may come via a number of different lead-up races including the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes in Brisbane on Tiara Day.
Brisbane’s Hinkler Handicap also serves as a potential lead-up into the Ramornie with Southern Lad (2nd in 2021) the last Ramornie winner to come out of that event.
Ramornie Handicap nominations close the Thursday before race week with final acceptances revealing the field released on the Monday before the race runs on the Wednesday.
2021 Ramornie Handicap Field
The official Ramornie Handicap 2021 field of final acceptors is announced by the Clarence River Jockey Club on the Monday of race week and will be published below along with the confirmed jockeys and barriers.
The 2021 Ramornie Handicap has drawn a capacity final field with post-acceptance betting led by the Gold Coast-based Phobetor coming off two wins at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse.
2021 Ramornie Handicap Nominations
Early Ramornie Handicap 2021 Nominations close the Thursday leading-up to Ramornie Handicap Day, which is one of two feature meetings during the Grafton Cup Carnival, and will be provided in full below.
The 2021 Ramornie Handicap nominations attracted a bumper 41 hopefuls led in all-in betting by the Tony Gollan-trained stablemates Garibaldi and Outback Barbie.
|Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||2221065115||USMANOV||G||5||Toby & Trent Edmonds||1=||59kg||59kg||101|
|2||x4322142x1||NORTHERN KNIGHT||G||7||Brett Bellamy||1=||54kg||54kg||66|
|3||x339294170||OUTBACK BARBIE||M||5||Tony Gollan||3||58kg||58kg||103|
|4||14x13337x4||COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (NZ)||G||7||Kris Lees||4=||58.5kg||58.5kg||100|
|5||x8568436x9||TACTICAL ADVANTAGE||G||7||Kris Lees||4=||58.5kg||58.5kg||100|
|8||9x6062329x||BRAVE SONG||G||6||Peter & Paul Snowden||8||55.5kg||55.5kg||94|
|9||5x2542x542||SOUTHERN LAD||G||6||John O’Shea||9||55kg||55kg||93|
|10||75x2258x15||ALBUMIN||G||6||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||10=||54.5kg||54.5kg||92|
|11||57x13192x1||DESERT LORD||G||6||David Vandyke||10=||54.5kg||54.5kg||92|
|12||086x6673x8||HIGHTAIL||G||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||10=||54.5kg||54.5kg||92|
|13||7x12223x29||BOOMTOWN LASS||M||5||Chris Anderson||10=||54kg||54kg||92|
|14||16326×0303||BLAZING MISS||M||4||Mark Newnham||14||54kg||54kg||91|
|18||10x439135x||POETIC CHARMER||G||6||Peter & Paul Snowden||16=||54kg||54kg||88|
|20||500400×780||IN GOOD TIME||M||6||Tracey Bartley||19=||54kg||54kg||87|
|22||1249427×17||PHANTOM FALCON (NZ)||G||7||Kacy Fogden||22||54kg||54kg||85|
|23||6x15130x21||I AM POWER (IRE)||G||6||Mark Newnham||23=||54kg||54kg||84|
|24||1112x350x2||PEPPI LA FEW||G||5||Toby & Trent Edmonds||23=||54kg||54kg||84|
|25||1111x3997x||BEAUFORT PARK||G||5||Les Kelly||25=||54kg||54kg||83|
|26||8x2210x317||GEE TEE TEE||G||5||Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted||25=||54kg||54kg||83|
|28||x3166314x8||FISTICUFFS||G||4||Toby & Trent Edmonds||28||54kg||54kg||79|
|30||165x908x00||OAKFIELD TWILIGHT||G||6||Damien Lane||29=||54kg||54kg||74|
|31||2650x1546L||JUST FIELD||M||4||Damien Lane||31||54kg||54kg||72|
|33||5067×21204||ZAC ATTACK||M||4||Edward O’Rourke||33||54kg||54kg||70|
|34||110×17||ICE IN VANCOUVER||G||3||Cody Morgan||34||54kg||54kg||68|
|35||3x11x33x27||HELLENISM||M||5||Aiden St Vincent||35||54kg||54kg||67|
|41||05907792×0||ATLANTIC CITY||G||8||Tracy Timbery||41||54kg||54kg||52|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Ramornie Handicap Form Guide
The Ramornie Handicap form guide lists for punters all the crucial pre-betting information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the female sprinters in the field.
Runners trained out of Brisbane have a credible recent record the race, so looking at the visiting Queensland runners with a lead-up run in a Brisbane event is essential when doing the Ramornie Handicap form.
Jockey Robert Thompson has an excellent recent record in the race with four wins, most recently Big Money (2014).
The Ramornie Handicap form has held-up in tougher races, most famously with the 2004 winner Takeover Target going on to win eight Group 1 events.
2021 Ramornie Handicap Form
A link to our comprehensive Ramornie Handicap 2021 form guide and race betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the event.
Ramornie Handicap Tips
Ramornie Handicap tips include looking for in-form winter sprinters coming off a win in a Brisbane race, graduates that finished in the money in their lead-up assignment and tipping single-figure fancies.
2021 Ramornie Handicap Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Ramornie Handicap 2021 betting tips on the Listed race during the winter racing season will be detailed below the week of the race so, stay tuned for those to back and sack this season.
- To Win: #5 Southern Lad ($9 at time of publish)
Going for a touch of value in the Ramornie and like the recent form of the John O’Shea-trained Southern Lad who looks the improver at a good price. Fourth-up here and presents fit, the Ocean Park six-year-old last seen running second in Eagle Farm’s Listed Hinkler Hcp. Carried 55.5kg there racing three wide and was only beaten a length, drops a half-kilo here and is drawn to win in gate four.
Ramornie Handicap Results
Recent Ramornie Handicap results have been dominated by two stables with Queensland’s Toby Edmonds enjoying back-to-back wins with Havasay (2018-19), and Sydney’s Team Snowden also enjoying two victories with Calanda (2017) and Signore Fox (2020) in the past five years.
There have been seven multiple Ramornie Handicap winners throughout history with: Cuban Song (1933-36); Trovatore (1955-56); (Develope (1970-71); High Classic (1980,1982), Credit Again (1986-87), The Jackal (2007-08) and Havasay (2018-19).
Eight-time Group 1 champion Takeover Target (2004) is the most notable Ramornie Handicap winner of the time-honoured event.
Ramornie Handicap Winners
|2021||Southern Lad||John O’Shea||Christian Reith||55 kgs||1:08.52|
|2020||Signore Fox||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jeff Penza||56 kgs||1:08.70|
|2019||Havasay||Toby Edmonds||Matthew McGillivray||54 kgs||1:10.12|
|2018||Havasay||Toby Edmonds||Matthew McGillivray||54 kgs||1:08.25|
|2017||Calanda||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jim Byrne||54 kgs||1:07.56|
|2016||Smart Volatility||John Sargent||Tye Angland||57.5 kgs||1:08.87|
|2015||Rock Royalty||Liam Birchley||Chris Whiteley||55.5 kgs||1:07.87|
|2014||Big Money||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||56 kgs||1:08.87|
|2013||Youthful Jack||Ross Stitt||Robert Thompson||55 kgs||1:08.73|
|2012||Howmuchdoyouloveme||Con Karakatsanis||Brenton Avdulla||54 kgs||1:08.72|
|2011||Jerezana||Peter Snowden||Andrew Gibbons||53 kgs||1:09.65|
|2010||Pinwheel||Peter Snowden||Danny Nikolic||54.5 kgs||1:08.42|
|2009||Battlefield||Paul Messara||Daniel Ganderton||55 kgs||1:09.14|
|2008||The Jackal||Paul St Vincent||Robert Thompson||57 kgs||1:08.02|
|2007||The Jackal||Paul St Vincent||Robert Thompson||58 kgs||1:08.35|
|2006||For Valour||Mitchell Hudson||Lacey Morrison||54.5 kgs||1:08.45|
|2005||King Rex||Stephen Hood||Michael Cahill||53.5 kgs||1:09.06|
|2004||Takeover Target||Joe Janiak||Jay Ford||54.5 kgs||1:08.41|
|2003||Sir Breakfast||Liam Birchley||Allan Robinson||53 kgs||1:08.51|
|2002||Citichy||Nick Flouskos||Kim Bell||54 kgs||1:09.19|
|2001||Juggling Time||Ron Quinton||Mitch Newman||54.5 kgs||1:08.63|
|2000||Mother’s Gift||John Shelton||Stephen Traecey||55 kgs||1:08.54|