Ladbrokes Tip: Recent Aurie’s Star Handicap winners have won next-up in Sydney Group races
The Aurie’s Star Handicap is the first Group race of the new racing season and runs on the first Saturday of August at Flemington Racecourse. Holding Group 3 stats the open handicap sprint is contested over 1200m and offers a total of $150,000 in total prize money.
Held officially during the winter, the Aurie’s Star Handicap makes a good starting point for Melbourne and Sydney Spring Racing Carnival hopefuls.
The next edition of the Aurie’s Star Handicap runs on Saturday August 12th, 2017.
Aurie’s Star Handicap Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||134x31196x||HEY DOC||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||8||59kg||105|
|2||31x271183x||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dwayne Dunn||7||58kg||107|
|3||717121175x||GRANDE ROSSO||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||9||56.5kg||100|
|4||911x63280x||WE’VE GOT THIS||Greg Eurell||Craig Newitt||2||55kg||97|
|5||01x0533x53||FLIPPANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Ben Melham||6||54.5kg||100|
|6||6x114173x||SNITZSON||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||5||54kg||94|
|7||26×1516111||CANNYESCENT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||10||54kg||93|
|8||587×842574||YESTERDAY’S SONGS||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||4||54kg||93|
|9||14x64x0339||RUETTIGER (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Beau Mertens (a)||1||54kg||90|
|10||4x25x413x0||MANUEL||Tony McEvoy||Ben Thompson (a)||3||54kg||65|
The Aurie’s Star Handicap field attracts a mix between winter runners coming to the end of their preps and new season sprints kicking off spring campaigns. Horses come into the race via a number of different lead-ups and go on to contest a variety of next-up races.
In 2015 the Aurie’s Star Handicap winner Shiraz came off a Rosehill win and went on to win Sydney’s Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) a month later at Randwick. The previous year Tiger Tees (2014) won the Aurie’s Star first-up before success in Sydney’s Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) next start. The race nominations close the Monday of race week with the final field and barrier draw released the Wednesday before the race takes place that Saturday.
Aurie’s Star Betting & Odds
The Aurie’s Star Handicap odds open the Wednesday before the race day on the Saturday after the field is released by Racing Victoria.
Proven sprinters with a strong record over the distance (1200m) sit high up the Aurie’s Star Handicap betting markets, especially those with past experience down the famous Flemington straight. Favourites have a dominant recent record in the race including odds-on favourites in the Aurie’s Star Handicap betting markets.
Aurie’s Star Handicap Tips
Good Aurie’s Star Handicap tips to consider each season include looking for the proven Flemington straight track performers in the field coming off a strong lead-up that are well-weighted in the handicap feature.
Another top Aurie’s Star Handicap betting tip is to lock-in the favourites in the markets with punters’ picks boasting a strong recent record in the race.
Aurie’s Star Handicap Form Guide
The Aurie’s Star Handicap form guide is released when the field comes out the Wednesday of race week and details all the information from jockeys, trainers, barriers and weights to the lead-up runs and track / distance records of the sprinters in the field.
Over the years the Aurie’s Star Handicap form has stacked up in later spring Group races in both Sydney and Melbourne including the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) that the 2011 winner Temple Of Boom took out two starts later.
Temple Of Boom also ran second in the 2012 Aurie’s Star Handicap before a second in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at the same track next start. The 2012 Aurie’s Star third placegetter Zamorar meanwhile came off a Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) second and also ran second in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) next s tart.
Results of the Aurie’s Star Handicap
The Aurie’s Star Handicap results have been dominated by single-figure chances and notable recent Aurie’s Star Handicap winners include Tiger Tees (2014), Temple OF Boom (2011) and Mic Mac (2009).
Aurie’s Star Handicap Winners
|2017||Hey Doc||Cannyescent||Grande Rosso||1:09.9|
|2015||Shiraz||Play Master||Le Bonsir||1:09.4|
|2014||Tiger Tees||Mr Chard||Zamorar||1:09.8|
|2013||Broken||Temple Of Boom||Cavallo Nero||1:12.5|
|2012||Shanghai Warrior||Golden Archer||Zamorar||1:11.4|
|2011||Temple Of Boom||Rekindled Interest||Offenders||1:10.5|
|2010||Elusive Touch||Leica Larrikin||Beltrois||1:11.1|
|2009||Mic Mac||All American||El Segundo||1.09:6|