Stradbroke Handicap 2018

Saturday June 9, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Doomben 10,000 has been a good guide to Stradbroke Handicap winners in recent years

The Stradbroke Handicap is the richest race held in Queensland each Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the Group 1 classic traditionally running at Eagle Farm Racecourse on a Saturday in early-mid June.

In 2017 the Stradbroke Handicap was moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse and took place over 1350m (down from 1400m) and the 2018 edition will see the same with the Eagle Farm track still out of action.

A middle-distance sprint contested over 1400m, the Stradbroke Handicap has a minimum handicap weight of 52kg for four and five-year-old horses, and 50.5kg for two and three-year-old runners. Offering a total of $1.5 million in prize money the race has close to $1 million up for grabs for the winning connections.

The winner/s of the previous season’s Winterbottom Stakes in Perth, the New Zealand Telegraph Handicap overseas, Flemington’s Newmarket Handicap, The T.J. Smith in Sydney and South Australia’s The Goodwood are all exempt from Stradbroke Handicap ballot.

The Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) has been the best guide to the Stradbroke Handicap in recent years, but the double hasn’t been achieved since Campaign King (1988). From 2017 a number of changes to the Queensland Winter Racing line-up will see the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) run at Eagle Farm a fortnight before the new key lead-up into the Stradbroke Handicap field.

The next edition of the Stradbroke Handicap runs on Saturday June 9, 2018.

Stradbroke Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 9, 2018
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse for 2017 & 2018)
  • Distance: 1400m (1350m for 2017 & 2018)
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million
  • First Run: 1890

Stradbroke Handicap Betting

Futures Stradbroke Handicap betting offering all-in prices on the likely runners in the field open weeks in advance of the race and are a great way to get generous odds on your early favourites. For those punters wanting a little more security, waiting for the markets on the final field the week of the race is often more attractive.

Last start winners don’t have a great recent strike rate in the race with only two saluting from 1994 – 2017, so horses on the improve or that are more suited to the conditions of the Stradbroke Handicap often dominate the markets over those coming off a victory.

The Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw plays a part in determining the prices on each runner, but wide barriers historically aren’t a hoodoo with seven of the 12 winners from 2006 – 2017 jumping from a double-digit gate including Under The Louvre (13 of 18 in 2016) and Impending (13 of 16 at Doomben in 2017).

Horses coming off a run earlier in the winter in the Doomben 10,000 at Doomben Racecourse are often favoured in Stradbroke Handicap betting, but the favourites have a poor strike rate with just the one saluting for the punters from 2004 – 2017 when Black Piranha won his first in 2009. The Kingsford Smith Cup results will affect the Stradbroke Handicap betting markets from 2017 onwards as the new premier lead-up to the $1.5 million feature.

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Odds

The updated Stradbroke Handicap 2018 betting odds are now available below as well as across the winter so you can back your Group 1 Brisbane race tips at the right price.

Stradbroke Handicap Field

The Stradbroke Handicap field attracts the season’s best performing sprint types and the field capacity is 20 starters at Eagle Farm. The event ran at Doomben for one year in 2015 and had just 15 starters when Srikandi won from the inside alley beating the smallest Stradbroke Handicap field in over 30 years. The 2017 Stradbroke Handicap also took place over 1350m at Doomben when Impending won from barrier 13 (of 16).

Stradbroke Handicap betting tips & odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

River Lad (2014) is one of three Stradbroke Handicap winners since 2007 to salute as a $31 roughie in betting on the Group 1. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

From 1983 – 2008 the field ran under capacity just three times. Stradbroke Handicap nominations close in early May over a month from the race date, with the final field of acceptances released the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2018 field has been released release following nominations in early May  so have a go at picking the winner or exotics.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 341x23x121 IMPENDING James Cummings Damian Browne 9 57.5kg
2 x341x6x031 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 3 55.5kg
3 x21419140x CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Jim Byrne 5 53.5kg
4 x360x31495 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 20 53.5kg
5 x257x145x0 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Chris Parnham 7 53.5kg
6 290x2860x5 SPIETH (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 21 53.5kg
7 3475×38485 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Michael Walker 19 53kg
8 641241×289 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Mark Du Plessis 2 53kg
9 2234430×51 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Skye Bogenhuber 8 52.5kg
10 x731x076x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 10 52.5kg
11 11x1112x67 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Tim Clark 16 52.5kg
12 15330×3717 BURNING PASSION Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 15 52kg
13 0x188x1x04 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 13 51.5kg
14 12x13x3503 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 17 51.5kg
15 3715×57911 PERAST Paul Perry Jeff Lloyd 12 50kg
16 1x32222x13 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Corey Brown 1 50kg
17e x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) Darren Weir 6 51.5kg
18e 1121×13121 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 51.5kg
19e 8211313×71 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 11 51kg 102
20e 2x21121x15 PECANS Joseph Pride 18 51kg 101
21e x21812x312 I’M A RIPPA Tony Gollan 14 51kg 97

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations & Weights

Racing Queensland take the Stradbroke Handicap nominations on a Tuesday in early May with over 100 winter sprinters making-up the early entries.

The official 2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations feature 118 hopefuls including reigning champion Impending for Godolphin who won the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) first-up.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 341x23x121 IMPENDING H 4 James Cummings 1= 57.5kg
2 x341x6x031 SANTA ANA LANE G 5 Anthony Freedman 1= 55.5kg
3 4269×52614 ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1= 55kg
4 3715×57911 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry 1= 50kg
5 x250x74232 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees 5 58kg
6 x1x11257x8 VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 57.5kg
7 23x112x139 IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith 7 55kg
8 5x6001056x LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir 8 56kg
9 00x02x86x9 TERRAVISTA G 8 Joseph Pride 9 55.5kg
10 3x385x666x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 10 55kg
11 3475×38485 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 11 53kg
12 5114×19320 SECRET AGENDA M 5 Mick Price 12 52.5kg
13 0344×14512 PROMPT RESPONSE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 52.5kg
14 x731x076x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 14 52.5kg
15 12x2411x20 VIDDORA M 5 Lloyd Kennewell 15 52kg
16 330×603717 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 50.5kg
17 1x32222x13 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker 17 50kg
18 x21419140x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 4 Liam Birchley 18 53.5kg
19 0x188x1x04 SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet 19 51.5kg
20 6x13x14020 THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 53.5kg
21 x360x31495 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 21 53.5kg
22 12x13x3503 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees 22 51.5kg
23 x257x145x0 VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir 23 53.5kg
24 290x2860x5 SPIETH (NZ) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 24 53.5kg
25 6230×25828 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 25 53kg
26 641241×289 MOST IMPORTANT G 5 Tony Gollan 26 53kg
27 160x117x26 VOLPE VELOCE M 4 Graham Richardson & Gavin Parker 27 51kg
28 5400×78056 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore 28 53kg
29 11x1112x67 CARE TO THINK G 4 Matthew Dunn 29 52.5kg
30 347×281119 QUILISTA M 4 Darren Weir 30 51kg
31 30x15x4546 SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent 31 52.5kg
32 x11013x0x0 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 32 49.5kg
33 312×172011 PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir 33 50.5kg
34 331511141x CELLARMAN G 4 Chris Waller 34 52kg
35 14270×0172 SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 35 52kg
36 15330×3717 BURNING PASSION G 6 Mark Newnham 36 52kg
37 0x61486x64 ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir 37 52kg
38 1x1170x408 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 5 Darryl Hansen 38 51.5kg
39 600×855500 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry 39 50kg
40 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 40 51.5kg
41 1121×13121 OSBORNE BULLS G 4 James Cummings 41 51.5kg
42 22027×0780 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees 42 51kg
43 8211313×71 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) G 5 Peter Gelagotis 43 51kg 102
44 x613212120 STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir 44 51kg 102
45 x11122x913 SEDANZER M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 45 51kg 101
46 5x877x2411 FRENCH EMOTION M 6 Chris Waller 46 51kg 101
47 00821×0918 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47 51kg 101
48 8724×51311 LAND OF PLENTY H 4 Darren Weir 48 51kg 101
49 2x21121x15 PECANS M 4 Joseph Pride 49 51kg 101
50 37360×1415 WHISPERING BROOK M 4 Darren Weir 50 51kg 101
51 24x70x0561 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 6 Darren Weir 51 51kg 101
52 68x008x900 DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 52 51kg 101
53 6×11113127 WIDGEE TURF G 4 Patrick Payne 53 51kg 100
54 1220×28693 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman 54 51kg 100
55 5x319450x7 GRANDE ROSSO G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 55 51kg 100
56 x24271x830 CHARLIE BOY G 7 Tony Gollan 56 51kg 100
57 132741×432 INVINCIBELLA M 4 Chris Waller 57 51kg 99
58 114214×345 SAVAPINSKI (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 58 51kg 99
59 43x21811x1 DREAMFORCE G 5 John P Thompson 59 51kg 99
60 12x110x359 WHITE MOSS M 4 Jason Coyle 60 51kg 99
61 11140×5620 BONS AWAY G 4 Ciaron Maher 61 51kg 99
62 83x90x1086 SPRIGHT M 4 Garry Frazer 62 51kg 99
63 x3179x3160 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds 63 49.5kg 98
64 5x20821x59 LYUBA M 5 Darren Weir 64 51kg 98
65 490×390058 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees 65 51kg 98
66 0x21812x31 I’M A RIPPA G 4 Tony Gollan 66 51kg 97
67 1×32721617 HANDSOME THIEF (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 67 51kg 97
68 184216×507 LUBITON M 4 Bjorn Baker 68 51kg 97
69 x430x70100 MISS GUNPOWDER M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 69 51kg 97
70 x133231110 TOUGHERTHANTHEREST G 4 Chris Waller 70 51kg 97
71 7x12x02016 GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 71 51kg 97
72 4588×84435 BASSETT (NZ) G 5 Mick Price 72 51kg 97
73 8485313×11 SIREN’S FURY M 4 Jason Coyle 73 51kg 96
74 x514193426 KEN’S DREAM G 4 Darren Weir 74 51kg 96
75 0x280150x9 CANTBUYBETTER G 6 Ben Currie 75 51kg 96
76 2521118×58 OZI CHOICE G 5 Darren Weir 76 51kg 95
77 01x7026x76 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 77 51kg 95
78 721136×652 PRIVLAKA G 5 Robert Heathcote 78 51kg 94
79 x0212x5176 JUST DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 79 51kg 93
80 25x3317x30 SYLPHEED M 4 Toby Edmonds 80 51kg 93
81 141×749415 VILLERMONT C 3 Ciaron Maher 81 49.5kg 92
82 3382121111 PLUCKY GIRL M 4 Toby Edmonds 82 51kg 92
83 15177×3133 ASHLOR G 4 Dan McCarthy 83 51kg 92
84 115×177811 TYZONE G 4 Toby Edmonds 84 51kg 92
85 x30x8916x0 PERFECT DARE G 5 Matthew Dunn 85 51kg 92
86 11x336x715 HAVASAY G 5 Liam Birchley 86 51kg 91
87 51x3126x40 FIRSTHAND G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 87 51kg 91
88 2450×41500 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 88 49.5kg 90
89 1x3184x129 WHYPEEO G 3 Toby Edmonds 89 49.5kg 90
90 12x314x226 TEST THE WORLD (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker 90 51kg 89
91 1x117x1113 SERENE MISS M 4 Kris Lees 91 51kg 88
92 723326×281 SAMBRO G 3 Chris Waller 92 49.5kg 88
93 418x1112x4 NOIRE M 4 Chris Waller 93 51kg 88
94 213x5121x8 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) G 4 Brian Smith 94 51kg 88
95 258×621320 GO NICHOLAS (NZ) G 6 Shelley Hale 95 51kg 88
96 0636×50023 ECHO EFFECT G 4 Kristen Buchanan 96 51kg 88
97 411x1x112 VICTOREM G 3 Jenny Graham 97 49.5kg 87
98 1x1412x847 PASSAGE OF TIME H 4 Joseph Pride 98 51kg 87
99 x699778x00 WELL SPRUNG G 5 Kris Lees 99 51kg 87
100 1344238350 NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 100 51kg 85
101 113×111120 MR MARBELLOUZ G 4 Kevin Kemp 101 51kg 85
102 x2746x3165 RIVER RACER M 4 Les Ross 102 51kg 84
103 20821×1533 MISHANI BULLITT C 3 Chris Anderson 103 49.5kg 83
104 233x600x07 CELLARGIRL F 3 Kelly Schweida 104 49.5kg 82
105 211×115360 SNITZ G 3 Matthew Dunn 105 49.5kg 80
106 x14126313x KAWAIKINI M 4 Jason Coyle 106 51kg 78
107 19x4407x07 OURS TO KEEP G 3 Chris Munce 107 49.5kg 77.5
108 21x1166x83 SASSO CORBARO F 3 Kris Lees 108 49.5kg 77
109 44×3121168 HOLY BLADE C 3 Darren Weir 109 49.5kg 76
110 117x90x16 CHAMP ELECT F 3 Chris Munce 110 49.5kg 76
111 250x377x45 SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida 111 49.5kg 75
112 4x1164x733 FIT FOR PURPOSE G 4 Liam Birchley 112 51kg 74
113 4126135×17 EQUAL BALANCE G 3 Kurt Goldman 113 49.5kg 73
114 51111×5 FREDDIE FOX TROT G 3 Les Kelly 114 49.5kg 73
115 532x3x211x ITALIA BELLA F 3 Stuart Kendrick 115 49.5kg 73
116 51116×5488 FEMME FIREBALL F 3 Robert Heathcote 116 49.5kg 70
117 7561×70607 HONOUR’N’STRENGTH G 4 Melissa Leitch 117 51kg 67
118 11 WEONA NICCONI (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke 118 49.5kg 66

Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

The Stradbroke Handicap form guide reveals all the crucial information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Wide barriers have produced plenty of winners including Linton (16 of 18 in 2013), River Lad (15 of 18 in 2014) and the three-year-old Impending (13 of 16) at Doomben in 2017, while mares have won three times from 2006 – 2017.

Looking at the Stradbroke Handicap weights is a good guide too as no runner has carried more than 55kg to victory since Show A Heart (56kg in 2002). Sydney and Melbourne raiders also have plenty of winning form over the locals, so keep an eye out for interstate-trained horses with lead-up form in Queensland.

Stradbroke Handicap Form Facts

  • The only favourite in Stradbroke Handicap betting to salute since 2004 was Black Piranha (2009)
  • Wide double-digit barriers produced four of the five Stradbroke Handicap winners from 2012 – 2017
  • Six-year-olds have dominated the Stradbroke Handicap results in the past decade
  • The Doomben 10,000 and Kingsford Smith Cup are the two key Stradbroke Handicap form races to follow from 2017 on

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

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

Stradbroke Handicap Tips

Stradbroke Handicap tips include looking for horses coming off a nice Brisbane lead-up run in a race like the Doomben 10,000 or Kingsford Smith Cup, those proven at the track and previous winners at the distance.

Six-year-olds also have an awesome recent record in the race with five wins from 2008 – 2017, so backing a horse of this age with the right lead-up form is another good Stradbroke Handicap betting tip.

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ top Stradbroke Handicap 2018 betting tips detailing the sprinters to back and sack in the $1.5 million Group 1 plus exotic Stradbroke Handicap selections will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Stradbroke Handicap Results

Favourites have a poor recent record in the race and upset Stradbroke Handicap results are not uncommon.

The longest-priced winners in the past decade include River Lad ($31 in 2014), Linton ($26 in 2013), Mid Sumer Music ($31 in 2012) and Mr Baritone ($31 in 2008). Notable recent Stradbroke Handicap winners include Sincero (2011), dual champion Black Piranha (2009-10) and Sniper’s Bullet (2007).

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Results

The complete Stradbroke Handicap Results 2018, finishing order and the winning time in the Group 1 at Doomben will be found below once the race takes place on Saturday June 9, 2018.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 3 55.5kg $14
2 13 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 1.75L 10 51.5kg $31
3 16 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Corey Brown 1.95L 1 50kg (cd 51kg) $5F
4 3 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Jim Byrne 2.15L 4 53.5kg $21
5 15 PERAST Paul Perry Jeff Lloyd 2.25L 9 50kg $6.50
6 10 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 3.25L 8 52.5kg $16
7 1 IMPENDING James Cummings Damian Browne 3.45L 7 57.5kg $6.50
8 6 SPIETH (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3.65L 16 53.5kg $19
9 14 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 3.95L 13 51.5kg (cd 52kg) $15
10 4 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4.05L 15 53.5kg $26
11 8 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Mark Du Plessis 5.05L 2 53kg $61
12 7 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6.8L 14 53kg $21
13 9 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Skye Bogenhuber 7.55L 6 52.5kg $21
14 11 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Tim Clark 7.95L 12 52.5kg $12
15 5 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Chris Parnham 8.15L 5 53.5kg $18
16 12 BURNING PASSION Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 10.65L 11 52kg $26

 

Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Santa Ana Lane Super Cash Champagne Cuddles 1:19.9
2017 Impending In Her Time Clearly Innocent 1:17.9
2016 Under The Lourvre Black  Heart Bart The Virginian 1:23.7
2015 Srikandi Boban Generalife 1:18.2
2014 River Lad Temple Of Boom Srikandi 1:21.6
2013 Linton Buffering Streama 1:22.0
2012 Mid Summer Music Buffering Happy Zero 1:23.0
2011 Sincero Beaded Zero Rock 1:22.8
2010 Black Piranha Melito Mic Mac 1:21.1
2009 Black Piranha Danleigh Ortensia 1:25.5
2008 Mr Baritone Hard To Catch Double Dare 1:26.4
2007 Snipers Bullet Gold Edition Bendetti 1:23.1
2006 La Montagna Gee I Jane Cog Hill 1:22.9
2005 St Basil Perfect Promise Shamekha 1:20.7
2004 Thorn Park Consular St Basil 1:21.3
2003 Private Steer Diamond Dane Into The Night 1:21.6
2002 Show A Heart Falvelon Kingsgate 1:21.7
2001 Crawl Hire Mr Innocent 1:20.5
2000 Landsighting Mr Innocent Brighter Scene 1:21.4