Gai Waterhouse’s progressive four-year-old Fast Clip has opened top of the odds for the 2012 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap in Sydney on Wednesday, the son of Snippetson to face a smart field of middle distance gallopers.
A winner of five of their 16 career starts to date, most recently in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill nearly 12 months ago, Fast Clip goes into the $125,000 Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) second-up for the season.
They resumed with a good third when beaten three lengths by Ofcourseican in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Warwick Farm on March 10 and will enjoy the extra 100-metres provided at Newcastle tomorrow.
Their eye-catching first-up run has earned them top spot in the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap odds at bookmaker.com.au, Fast Clip paying $3.75 to break their lengthy winning drought.
There are currently three other hopefuls at single figures in the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap markets with:
- #8 Under The Eiffel ($4.60 bookmaker.com.au) – Tony Vasil-trained Mossman four-year-old goes into the race second-up, were in great spring form winning three on the trot including the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m)
- #2 He’s Remarkable ($6 bookmaker.com.au) – Roger James’ Kiwi galloper, lost the Group 1 Railway Stakes on protest last time out during November, 1400m might be just short of their best but still have winning form over the distance
- #9 Latin News ($9 bookmaker.com.au) – David Payne’s Hussonet five-year-old comes off a fourth in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes from February 25, before which they ran third in the Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast
Other top fancies out to improve their positions this autumn include veteran galloper Dao Dao ($12), the Peter Snowden-trained Octogaonal mare Shannara ($12) racing first-up for the year and Star Of Octagonal ($12) coming off a win at Rosehill over 1500m.
Check out the latest 2012 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap fixed win prices below.
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2012 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Odds
Newcastle Race 7 – 5:00pm – 21/03/2012
|1||DAO DAO||12.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|2||HE’S REMARKABLE||6.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|3||STRAIGHT ALBERT||21.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|4||FAST CLIP||3.75 bookmaker.com.au|
|5||SNOW ALERT||41.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|7||MIRJULISA LASS||101.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|8||UNDER THE EIFFEL||4.60 bookmaker.com.au|
|9||LATIN NEWS||9.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|10||STAR OF OCTAGONAL||12.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|11||ALL LEGAL||17.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|12||ALMA’S FURY||17.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|14||SOUTHERN SHIMMER||51.00 bookmaker.com.au|
*Fixed Win Odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change