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.
The latest edition of the Newmarket Handicap ran on March 11, 2017.
2017 Newmarket Handicap Results
- 1st: Redkirk Warrior
- 2nd: Voodoo Lad
- 3rd: Star Turn
Newmarket Handicap Race Info
- Date: March 11, 2017
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Open Handicap
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1.25 million
- First Run: 1874
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 four Newmarket Handicap winners from 2012 – 2015 including Black Caviar (2011) 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.
First acceptances are then taken in late February before the final Newmarket Handicap field is released on the Wednesday before the race.
2017 Newmarket Handicap Field
The Newmarket Handicap field 2017 and barrier draw will be published in full below as soon as released on Wednesday March 8, 2017.
On Wednesday March 8, 2017 Racing Victoria announced a 13-horse Newmarket Handicap 2017 field with weights led by last start Black Caviar Lightning winner Terravista. Flying Artie, suffering a lung infection, was the most notable omission from the Newmarket Handicap field and stablemate Extreme Choice takes his place for trainer Mick Price who won the race with Lankan Rupee (2014).
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||3x296x20x1||TERRAVISTA||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||12||57kg||113|
|2||x0111x12x2||SPIETH (NZ)||Bryce Heys||Hugh Bowman||1||55.5kg||110|
|3||61539x146x||THE QUARTERBACK||Robbie Griffiths||Craig Newitt||7||55kg||109|
|4||7x421152x1||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||3||54kg||111|
|5||212311210x||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2||54kg||107|
|6||1118x15x3||EXTREME CHOICE||Mick Price||Joao Moreira||13||53kg||110|
|7||121x1212x5||ILLUSTRIOUS LAD||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||5||53kg||105|
|8||61x26330x1||TIVACI||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||6||53kg||105|
|9||256x1213x3||STAR TURN||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Glen Boss||11||52.5kg||109|
|10||1536x143x1||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ben Allen (a)||9||52.5kg||103|
|11||217x2602x8||COUNTERATTACK||Chris Waller||Stephen Baster||10||52.5kg||102|
|12||5120x5x21x||REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||4||52.5kg||100|
|13||8342603354||INSPECTOR||Peter White||Dean Yendall||8||52.5kg||85|
2017 Newmarket Handicap First Acceptances
On Tuesday February 20, 2017 Racing Victoria received 31 Newmarket Handicap 2017 first acceptances with pre-field favourite in Newmarket Handicap betting Spieth. Other key entries including the Mick Price-trained duo of Flying Artie and Extreme Choice, while The Quarterback is still in the mix to defend his title.
2017 Newmarket Handicap Nominations
On Monday January 23, 2017 Racing Victoria took 66 Newmarket Handicap 2017 nominations including the defending champion The Quarterback, Team Hawkes’ superstar sprinter Chautauqua and the Mick Price-trained three-year-old Flying Artie who is one of our 2017 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Featured Horses.
Newmarket Handicap Odds & Betting
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 12 punters’ picks saluting from 2007 – 2015 the most recent of which was Hay List (2012). 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.
2017 Newmarket Handicap Odds
The Newmarket Handicap 2017 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 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 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 eight winners from 2008 – 2015.
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).
2017 Newmarket Handicap Tips
The top Newmarket Handicap 2017 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.
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
- In the nine years from 2008 – 2016 the only two races to produce the Newmarket Handicap winners were the Oakleigh Plate (5 winners) and the Lightning Stakes (4 winners)
- These Group 1 autumn races make popular betting doubles when paired with the Newmarket Handicap
- Three-year-old sprinters have a strong record in the Newmarket Handicap results with four wins from 2008 – 2016
- 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
- Wide Newmarket Handicap barriers have produced plenty of recent winners including Lankan Rupee (12 of 14 in 2014), Shamexpress (10 of 13 in 2013) and Hay List (14 of 22 in 2012)
Newmarket Handicap Results
While favourites have a strong record in the famous sprint upset Newmarket Handicap results often occur also including Shamexpress ($14 in 2013), Wanted ($12 in 2010) and Scenic Blast ($12 in 2009).
The longest priced Newmarket Handicap winner in the past quarter of a century was Mookta ($33 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 Brazen Beau (2015), Lankan Rupee (2014), Hay List (2012), Black Caviar (2011) and Weekend Hussler (2008).
2017 Newmarket Handicap Results
The official Newmarket Handicap results 2017 and finishing order will be published below when the race runs on March 11, 2017.
|1||12||REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||–||4||52.5kg||$31|
|2||5||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2L||2||54kg||$17|
|3||9||STAR TURN||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Glen Boss||2.1L||11||52.5kg||$8.50|
|4||4||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||2.3L||3||54kg||$8.50|
|5||8||TIVACI||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||2.5L||6||53kg||$41|
|6||6||EXTREME CHOICE||Mick Price||Joao Moreira||2.9L||13||53kg||$4F|
|7||13||INSPECTOR||Peter White||Dean Yendall||3L||8||52.5kg||$301|
|8||10||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ben Allen (a)||3.1L||9||52.5kg||$17|
|9||2||SPIETH (NZ)||Bryce Heys||Hugh Bowman||3.3L||1||55.5kg||$4.40|
|10||3||THE QUARTERBACK||Robbie Griffiths||Craig Newitt||4.05L||7||55kg||$31|
|11||7||ILLUSTRIOUS LAD||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||5.05L||5||53kg||$9|
|12||1||TERRAVISTA||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||5.8L||12||57kg||$16|
|13||11||COUNTERATTACK||Chris Waller||Stephen Baster||8.8L||10||52.5kg||$31|
Newmarket Handicap Winners
|2017||Redkirk Warrior||Voodoo Lad||Star Turn||1:09.0|
|2016||The Quarterback||Black Heart Bart||Chautauqua||1:09.2|
|2014||Lankan Rupee||Spirit Of Boom||Knoydart||1:09.2|
|2013||Shamexpress||Moment Of Change||Aeronautical||1:08.1|
|2011||Black Caviar||Crystal Lily||Beaded||1.07.3|
|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|
|2004||Exceed And Excel||Titanic Jack||Regimental Gal||1:08.7|
|2003||Belle Du Jour||Bel Esprit||Super Impressive||1:08.6|
|2001||Toledo||Show A Heart||Mannington||1:08.6|
|2000||Miss Pennymoney||Black Bean||Falvelon||1:07.6|