Chairman’s Handicap 2013 Betting Tips

There’s plenty on the line in the Group 3 2013 Chairman’s Handicap (2100m) on Saturday which forms part of an action-packed Eagle Farm program.

Apart from the $115,000 in prizemoney up for grabs, all these horses get their chance to press claims for bigger things to come at the 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

It contains a full field and is an open betting race, with the current favourite 2012 Queensland Oaks winnter Quintessential ($3.80).

Market mover and occupying the second line of betting is local hope Margins ($4.60) while Tony McEvoy’s import Sysmo is the next best at $6.

Other prominent Chairman’s Handicap betting chances include Carrick ($9),  Poste Restante ($10) and Dolly Dolly ($12).

It’s not the easiest race to work out so if your are struggling to come up with your selections keep reading for the tips and analysis from the experts.

The Winner

#8 Margins $4.60

  • Progressive Queensland stayer
  • Has won two of his last three including his last start by two lengths at the distance
  • Was storming home suggesting there is improvement to come
  • Was a Group 3 runner-up to Brambles on this day last year
  • Will appreciate the big Eagle Farm straight to run home


#7 Topping $13

  • Beat Margins when second in Members’ Handicap last start
  • Beaten a long neck by Transporter who has since run third in G2 Hollindale Stakes to Lights Of Heaven
  • Likely to improve with more distance but big jump from 1600m to 2100m slight query?


#2 Shenzhou Steeds $19

  • Needs to bounce back from a last-start failure in Sydney but thrived in Queensland last year
  •  Won the Ipswich Cup over a similar distance against similar competition before winning Sunshine Coast Cup
  • Was sound in a barrier trial leading in, suggesting he is back on track
  • Distance and plum barrier five position suit

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