Black Caviar Allocated 58kg in 2011 Newmarket Handicap Weights

Black Caviar

Black Caviar has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the 2011 Newmarket Handicap

The world’s highest-rated sprinter Black Caviar has been allocated the 58kg top-weight for this year’s $1 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) when the weights for the Melbourne Autumn Carnival feature were released today.

The 2011 Newmarket Handicap, one of two Group 1 showdowns on the card for Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing on March 12, is set to feature a star-studded field with Peter Moody’s unbeaten mare Black Caviar the red hot favourite to win.

Despite having been allocated a hefty 58kg to carry in the Newmarket, Black Caviar remains odds-on at $1.35 in the Newmarket Handicap odds at Luxbet.

A weight carrying record would have to be broken by Black Caviar in the Newmarket as the only top-weighted mare to win the race to date was Maybe Mahal who carried 56.5kg to victory back in 1978.

We have to go back to 1991 to find the last Newmarket Handicap winner who had 58kg on their back, Shaftsbury Avenue the only runner in the past five decades to cart this weight to a win in the Newmarket.

Moody is yet to confirm whether he will run the freakishly talented four-year-old in the Newmarket this year, where Black Caviar would be vying to extend her succession of wins to 10.

Black Caviar has to date won all nine of her race starts, the most weight she has carried to victory so far being 57.5kg in the Listed Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in May 2009.

Her Newmarket Handicap weight is the same the legendary Makybe Diva carried to her third straight Melbourne Cup success in 2005.

Black Caviar is equal first in the Newmarket Handicap order of entry along with the David Hayes-trained Eagle Falls who has been allocated 55kg.

Hussonet five-year-old Eagle Falls came right into Newmarket Handicap contention on Saturday with a brilliant win in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield carrying 2kg more than his weight for the Newmarket.

Luxbet have Eagle Falls as an $18 shot in their Newmarket betting.

Twelve months ago Eagle Falls ran fifth in the Oakleigh Plate before finishing a close second to Wanted in the 2010 Newmarket Handicap carrying 52.5kg.

Following Black Caviar the next heaviest weighted Newmarket hopeful is Hay List with 56.5kg.

Boom galloper Hay List has twice faced the queen on the track, most recently running a distant second behind Black Caviar in the weight-for-age Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on February 19.

However, if they are both accepted for the Newmarket Handicap field Hay List would meet Black Caviar 3.5kg better in the weights for the first time.

Hay List is the $12 second elect in the Newmarket Handicap betting at Luxbet followed by Star Witness at $14.

Dual Group 1 winning colt Star Witness is the top-rated three-year-old among the 44 first acceptors for the Newmarket Handicap and has been allocated 53kg.

Danny O’Brien’s son of Starcraft Star Witness has been beaten just once down the Flemington straight when second to Black Caviar in the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) last November.

Star Witness would be carrying 1.5kg more than then three-year-old Wanted carried to victory in the Newmarket last year.

Below is a full list of the 2011 Newmarket Handicap first acceptors and weights.

To view the complete Newmarket Handicap Fixed Win and Place odds on all the early entries head to Luxbet today!

2011 Newmarket Handicap Nominations & Weights

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 BLACK CAVIAR Peter G Moody =1 58 122
2 HAY LIST John McNair 3 56.5 115
3 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes =1 55 111
4 WHITEFRIARS Rick Worthington 6 54.5 110
5 CATAPULTED Mark Kavanagh 7 54.5 110
6 GRAND DUELS Byron Cozamanis 9 54 108
7 FIRST COMMAND Lee Freedman 10 54 108
8 STAR WITNESS Danny O’Brien 4 53 113
9 ORTENSIA Tony Noonan 5 53 111
10 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody 16 53 105
11 BEADED Peter Snowden 8 52.5 109
12 REWARD FOR EFFORT Peter G Moody 17 52.5 103
13 SHELLSCRAPE Chris Waller 18 52.5 103
14 AVENUE Peter G Moody 11 52 108
15 SET FOR FAME Peter G Moody 13 52 107
16 RESPONSE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 14 52 107
17 CHASM Heath Conners 19 52 102
18 SISTER MADLY Anthony Cummings 20 52 102
19 AHDASHIM (NZ) Gerald Ryan 21 52 100
20 KING PULSE Michael Moroney 23 52 99
21 PAPRIKA Liam Birchley 24 52 98
22 UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh 26 52 96
23 WE’RE GONNA ROCK Mark Kavanagh 28 52 95
24 KEANO (NZ) Danny O’Brien 29 52 94
25 MARQUARDT (NZ) John P Thompson 30 52 94
26 TRADER Anthony Cummings 31 52 94
27 CAPTAIN COLTISH Peter G Moody 32 52 94
28 VOILE ROUGE (NZ) David Hayes 35 52 92
29 SO ANYWAY John P Thompson 37 52 91
30 TOLLESPRIT Shane Fliedner 38 52 91
31 SNAPPARAZI Barbara Marshman 39 52 91
32 JEREZANA Peter Snowden 40 52 89
33 QUICK PEEK Anthony Cummings 42 52 75
34 SARGE IN CHARGE (NZ) Liam Birchley 43 52 74
35 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners 15 50.5 105
36 CRYSTAL LILY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 12 50 107
37 HINCHINBROOK Peter G Moody 22 50 99
38 MASTER HARRY Peter G Moody 25 50 96
39 STIRLING GROVE Richard Jolly 27 50 95
40 BIGELOW Clinton McDonald 33 50 92
41 SHRAPNEL Mark Kavanagh 34 50 92
42 PANIPIQUE Peter G Moody 36 50 92
43 SMOKIN’ JOEY Lee Freedman 41 50 76
44 POTIONS John P Thompson 44 50 68

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