ATC Chairman’s Handicap 2018

Saturday April 7, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Chairman’s Handicap – Sydney Cup double is popular with punters each autumn

The ATC Chairman’s Handicap – or Chairman’s Quality – is a Group 2 status race for stayers held on Day 1 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ on the first Saturday in April at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

One of the major Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival meetings, Doncaster Mile Day is headlined by four Group 1 races plus the Chairman’s Handicap contested over 2600m. The highlights on the card that the Chairman’s Handicap supports are the: Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

Offering a lucrative $300,000 in total prize money and open to horses aged three-years-old and above, the Chairman’s Handicap is a set weights clash and is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) back at Randwick the following Saturday.

Plenty of Sydney Cup winners and placegetters have come out of the Chairman’s Handicap in recent years with the last to complete the double being The Offer (2014). Other recent Chairman’s Handicap – Sydney Cup double winners include Jessicabeel (2010), No Wine No Song (2008) and Henderson Bay (2002).

The latest edition of the Chairman’s Handicap ran on Saturday April 7, 2018 .

2018 Chairman’s Handicap Results

  • 1st: #6 Sir Charles Road
  • 2nd: #1 Ventura Storm
  • 3rd: #11 Peribsen

ATC Chairman’s Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2600m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1979

2018 Chairman’s Handicap Results

The complete ATC Chairman’s Handicap 2018 Results and race finishing order will be available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday April 7, 2018 .

The official 2018 Chairman’s Quality Results saw the Kiwi raider Sir Charles Road hold off a fighting Ventura Storm for a narrow win on way to the Sydney Cup.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 6 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Blake Shinn 10 56kg $7
2 1 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 0.2L 2 59kg $11
3 11 PERIBSEN (IRE) John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 3.5L 8 53kg $11
4 13 ORMITO (GER) Darren Weir Craig Williams 4.5L 5 53kg $10
5 15 DOUKHAN (IRE) Kris Lees Craig Newitt 4.7L 4 53kg $91
6 8 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.2L 11 55kg $4.80F
7 10 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Jason Collett 5.4L 15 53kg $16
8 7 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 6.2L 3 55.5kg $5.50
9 2 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 6.3L 6 57.5kg $12
10 4 ZACADA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 7.5L 14 56.5kg $41
11 17 DOMED John P Thompson Ms Rachel King (a) 9.6L 7 53kg $11
12 12 IMPERIAL AVIATOR (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10.6L 9 53kg $41
13 14 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Ms Kathy O’Hara 13.6L 12 53kg $21
14 9 DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 15.1L 13 54.5kg $41
15 16 UP CUPS Rhonda Mangan Anthony Darmanin 18.8L 1 53kg $91
5 FANATIC (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 0
3 TALLY James Cummings Tye Angland 0

Chairman’s Handicap Odds

Chairman’s Handicap betting markets favour proven stayers with form in Sydney over at least 2400m. Gallopers with winning form up or over the mile and a half have a top record stepping up to the 2600m of the Chairman’s Handicap, and the odds favour the best runners coming out of the NE Manion Cup the month before.

The Chairman’s Handicap – Sydney Cup betting double is also popular each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, and the results of the former can impact the odds on the latter during ‘The Championships’.

2018 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Betting

Betting on the Chairman’s Handicap 2018 and odds for the Sydney Cup lead-up will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for markets on the staying showdown.

Chairman’s Handicap Field

The Chairman’s Handicap field attracts proven stayers that are looking for the Sydney Cup ballot exemption on offer to the winner in the next Saturday’s iconic two mile clash. The key lead-up for Chairman’s Handicap horses is Rosehill’s Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) run the previous month over the mile and a half, and Libran (2016) was the last galloper to win both races before backing-up with a Sydney Cup second to Gallante.

ATC Chairman’s Handicap nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

Chairman's Handicap betting online at Ladbrokes.com.au

Libran (2016) won the Chairman’s Handicap before his second in the Sydney Cup next start over the two miles. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2018 Chairman’s Handicap Field

The official ATC Chairman’s Handicap 2018 final field and barriers are set to be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday April 4, 2018 and will be announced in full below.

The 2018 Chairman’s Quality Field is now out featuring 17 hopeful stayers including the Chris Waller-trained favourite Alward and his last start conqueror in the NE Manion Cup Master Of Arts for Victoria’s Darren Weir. Weir also has gun German-bred Ormito in the mix coming off an Adelaide Cup second over two miles, the winner of which Fanatic is another top hope on the weekend in the rematch.

Chairman’s Quality 2018 Field Update: Lindsay Park’s Adelaide Cup winner Fanatic has been scratched from the line-up along with the Godolphin-raced Tally who had the outside alley (17).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 76200×4378 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2 59kg 105
2 813×566721 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 6 57.5kg 102
3 x24760x055 TALLY James Cummings Tye Angland 17 57.5kg 102
4 x823251585 ZACADA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 15 56.5kg 100
5 46811×7521 FANATIC (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 13 56kg 103
6 x580133146 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Blake Shinn 10 56kg 99
7 2103310×55 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 3 55.5kg 98
8 141124×322 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 55kg 97
9 23×0991154 DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 14 54.5kg 96
10 33323×6729 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Jason Collett 16 53kg 92
11 x746x01513 PERIBSEN (IRE) John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 8 53kg 89
12 9×21805806 IMPERIAL AVIATOR (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 53kg 86
13 0545723332 ORMITO (GER) Darren Weir Craig Williams 5 53kg 86
14 9x1153x683 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Ms Kathy O’Hara 12 53kg 86
15 x4658115x5 DOUKHAN (IRE) Kris Lees Craig Newitt 4 53kg 83
16 7700843492 UP CUPS Rhonda Mangan Anthony Darmanin 1 53kg 83
17 2115×33212 DOMED John P Thompson Ms Rachel King (a) 7 53kg 81

2018 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

The early Chairman’s Quality 2018 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Doncaster Mile Day and will be available in full below once released.

The official 2018 Chairman’s Quality Nominations are now out with 27 Sydney Cup-bound stayers in the mix including Chris Waller’s in-form Alward and last start Roy Higgins Quality winner Aloft who is one of six in the mix for trainer Liam Howley.

Chairman’s Handicap Form Guide

The Chairman’s Handicap form guide details all the crucial info punters need before placing a bet like saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs. Looking for horses that come off a run in the NE Manion Cup on the form guide is important as that Rosehill lead-up has provided lots of Chairman’s Handicap winners in recent years including Libran (2016) and The Offer (2014) who both completed the double.

The Chairman’s Handicap form often stacks up the following Saturday back at Randwick Racecourse in the classic Sydney Cup. In 2016 Libran backed up from a Chairman’s Handicap win to run second in the Sydney Cup, while The Offer (2014) completed the Chairman’s Handicap – Sydney Cup double. Jessicabeel (2010) also won the Sydney Cup after success in the Chairman’s the run before.

2018 Chairman’s Handicap Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Chairman’s Handicap 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Chairman’s Handicap Tips

Chairman’s Handicap tips favour horses with proven staying ability, previous form at Randwick and those that ran well in a lead-up race like the NE Manion Cup. Favourites have a solid record in the race, with recent top fancies saluting for the punters being Libran (2016) and The Offer (2014) who both jumped at around $2 in the Chairman’s Handicap odds.

Tipping the favourite and backing the NE Manion Cup winner are top Chairman’s Stakes betting tips historically speaking.

2018 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive ATC Chairman’s Handicap 2018 best bets will be detailed below before the race takes place on the first Saturday of April so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack this autumn.

  • 1st: #13 ORMITO ($9.50)
  • 2nd: #8 ALWARD ($4)
  • 3rd: #1 VENTURA STORM ($10)

Market mover is this Darren Weir-trained import ORMITO ($9.50) backed-in from single figures and happy to follow the money trail. The Mamool five-year-old hasn’t finished out of the money in his past five runs, the latest a quarter-length second in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m). Trialled since and looks a genuine chance to finally post a second career win at start number 24. Not good he hasn’t won since September 2015 obviously, but is a light-weight deserving of a chance. ALWARD ($4) is the consistent Chris Waller-trained favourite, looking to prove his staying credentials. Second last time out over 2400m in the Group 3 NE Manion Cup on Slipper Day and has been in top form all campaign. Gets a more suitable track condition and has a fitness edge now. VENTURA STORM ($10) at a price could be a danger even giving the weight away with 59kg. This is easier than last weekend’s Tancred Stakes when unplaced behind Almandin. Has form around some good horses earlier this prep.

Chairman’s Handicap Results

Proven Sydney stayers coming out of the NE Manion at Rosehill sitting in the top half of betting have dominated the Chairman’s Handicap results in recent years.

Chairman’s Handicap winners of note from the past decade include Libran (2016), The Offer (2014), Jessicabeel (2010) and No Wine No Song (2007-08).

Chairman’s Handicap Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Sir Charles Road Ventura Storm Peribsen 2:41.5
2017 Big Duke Aloft Rock On 2:52.4
2016 Real Love Sir John Hawkwood Volkhere 2:00.9
2016 Libran Alegria Cafe Society 2:48.1
2015 Epingle Index Linked Volkhere 2:18.3
2015 Tremec Sir John Hawkwood Grand Marshal 2:49.4
2014 The Offer Tremec Hippopus 2:51.6
2013 Tremec Blood Brotha Aliyana Tilde 2:44.4
2012 Permit Older Than Time Nextanix 2:41.9
2011 Once Were Wild Anudjawun C’est Le Guerre 2:43.4
2010 Jessicabeel No Wine No Song Harris Tweed 2:44.6
2009 Divine Rebel Ice Chariot Common Objective 2:45.9
2008 No Wine No Song Sky Biscuit Resolution 2:49.8
2007 No Wine No Song Prince Arthur Magic Instinct 2:48.1
2006 Fooram Three Chimneys Cross Bar 2:45.0
2005 Philosophe Padfoot Charlie County Tyrone 2:51.1
2004 Mummify County Tyrone Saturday Fever 2:47.7
2003 Grey Song Honor Babe County Tyrone 2:32.4
2002 Henderson Bay Homewrecker Asia 2:29.7
2001 Steel Phoenix Giovana Wellington 2:32.0
2000 Pravda Consolidator Regal Touch 2:31.2