Tomorrow, Thursday March 17, the $125,000 Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) is set to take place and below the Races.com.au team have a look at the latest betting markets and form guide on the race.
The 2011 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap final field currently features 12 gallopers after the early scratching of #7 Hidden Wonder who was drawn in barrier one.
This brings all the other runners in the field in one gate.
Clear favourite in the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap odds at Luxbet is #13 Glintz at a quote of $3.10 to win.
Drawn well in barrier five the John O’Shea-trained Glintz is second-up for the season having run a game third over 1400m at Rosehill on February 26 beaten less than half a length.
During the spring four-year-old Pins gelding Glintz was a close second to Thangodyou’rehere in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) and has the strongest claims to become the 2011 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap winner tomorrow.
Other horses in the market for the 2011 Newcastle Handicap are:
- #8 Trader ($4.60 Luxbet) – Has drawn wide for this with gate 10 but the Anthony Cummings-trained five-year-old has the ability to overcome, carried 58kg to a gallant fourth behind Warpath last start and will advantage from the drop back to just 53kg with Corey Brown in the mount
- #5 Ahdashim ($7 Luxbet) – Gerald Ryan’s improving Elusive City gelding won the Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on New Years’ Day before running fourth in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes and fifth in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup, has plenty of experience at this level so don’t discount as they have also run and won at the track
- #1 Herculian Prince ($8 Luxbet) – Gai Waterhouse’s Group 1 winner of The Metropolitan last season looks out-weighted and too wide to consider set to start from barrier 12 carrying a massive 59.5kg first-up, was disappointing in both the Caulfield Cup when ninth to stablemate Descarado and The Lexus Stakes finishing 28 lengths back from Maluckyday at their most recent runs
A longer-priced contender that could prove excellent value for either an upset win or to add into your Newcastle Newmarket Handicap exotics at Luxbet is #11 So Anyway paying a generous $16 through Luxbet.
Drawn ideally in barrier three and well weighted with 53kg, John Thompson’s General Nediym mare is coming off a fourth place finish to Red Flair in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 26.
The 2011 Newcastle Jets Newmarket Handicap is scheduled as Newcastle Race 7 tomorrow and is due to jump at 4:54pm (AEDST).
Check out the full odds and markets on the showdown now open at Luxbet and stay tuned to Races.com.au for Newcastle Newmarket Handicap field updates and our insider tips leading up to the race.
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2011 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Odds
|1||HERCULIAN PRINCE (12)||8.00|
|2||BRILLIANT LIGHT (7)||12.00|
|3||EMPIRES CHOICE (11)||21.00|
|4||SNOW ALERT (9)||12.00|
|6||ALTERED BOY (4)||21.00|
|7||HIDDEN WONDER (1)||–|
|9||KEEPIN THE DREAM (6)||34.00|
|11||SO ANYWAY (3)||16.00|
|12||COUSIN WAL (2)||51.00|
*Fixed Win Odds provided by Luxbet and subject to change
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