2013 Toorak Handicap Results – Solzhenitsyn Goes Back-To-Back

October 12, 2013

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

2013 Toorak Handicap Results – Solzhenitsyn Goes Back-To-Back

Queensland gelding Solzhenitsyn produced a typically brave effort to win the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) for the second year in a row at Caulfield this afternoon.

Solzhenitsyn wins the 2013 Toorak Handicap

Solzhenitsyn was too strong in the 2013 Toorak Handicap. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Solzhenitsyn received a perfect ride from Nash Rawiller, fifth on the fence, and the race was run at a very generous tempo; with the quick pace set by Budriguez splitting the field in two.

Rawiller peeled out Solzhenitsyn with 300 metres left to run and the St Petersburg gelding raced away from the field to record an impressive win from French galloper Trevieres, who was making his debut in Australia, and Blackie who produced the best effort his racing career.

Leading Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote was clearly delighted with the victory and was quick to pay credit to jockey Nash Rawiller and assistant trainer Melissa Leitch.

“Nash Rawiller it was a gem of ride; he had him in the perfect position.

“He is a man of few words but he just gets the job done and that is why he is in the top three or four in the country.

“I have to thank Melissa Leitch, she travels with all my horse, and we got the job done last week with Fifi (Fire Up Fifi) and Buffering will next week and Solzy did today.”

Solzhenitsyn has now recorded two wins at Group 1 level and Heathcote is confident that the tough gelding can add to his racing resume in the final weeks of the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, with the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) both on the agenda, but ruled out a tilt at the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m).

“We will go onto to the Crystal Mile,” Heathcote said.

“We had paid up for the Cox Plate initially but Paul and the owners are very patient and we said let’s get the job done this year and next year we will set him specifically for the Cox Plate.”

Nash Rawiller has been in the media this weekend, after being replaced on Fiorente for the Melbourne Cup, and was clearly thrilled to be back in the limelight for all the right reasons.

The leading jockey said the quick tempo of the race set it up perfectly for Solzhenitsyn but believes the horse showed plenty of courage to hold off the back-markers in the final stages of the race.

“There was a nice speed on that really helped him get in a lovely rhythm today,” Rawiller said.

“We couldn’t ask for the race to pan out more sweetly for him with the big weight but he was there to be cut down late and was just too late.

“He is a big strong horse and carried it really well; there are no excuses really for anything behind him because every horse had the chance to get on top of him.

“I am very proud of the horse and very happy for the connections.”

Solzhenitsyn joins Umrum, Nicopolis, Desert Breeze and Saxony as the only horses to win the Toorak Handicap in back-to-back years.

The Caulfield Guineas is just around the corner and you can receive double the odds for every runner in the field at Ladbrokes.com.au!

2013 Toorak Handicap Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote Nash Rawiller 7 58kg $6F
2 12 TREVIERES (FR) Markus Nigge Kerrin McEvoy 1.25L 8 54.5kg $12
3 15 BLACKIE (NZ) Jarrod McLean Damian Lane 2.25L 5 54.5kg $21
4 6 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott James McDonald 2.45L 16 56kg $9.50
5 13 DANY THE FOX (NZ) Mick Price Dean Yendall 2.55L 13 54.5kg $26
6 14 MUTUAL TRUST (GB) Sam Pritchard-Gordon Chris Symons 2.65L 9 54.5kg $41
7 9 LORD OF BRAZIL (NZ) Darren Weir Ben Melham 3.4L 12 54.5kg $18
8 1 LINTON John Sadler Jamie Mott 3.6L 2 58kg $7.50
9 17 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 3.8L 11 54.5kg $10
10 4 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 4.8L 14 57kg $26
11 10 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy Glen Boss 5.2L 10 54.5kg $8.50
12 5 FERLAX (NZ) Jim Conlan Damien Oliver 5.6L 17 56.5kg $12
13 7 BUDRIGUEZ David Jolly Luke Nolen 7.85L 15 55kg $51
14 16 TRANSPORTER John P Thompson Michael Walker 8.85L 3 54.5kg $21
15 11 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne Craig Newitt 8.95L 1 54.5kg $31
16 3 LUCKYGRAY Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 9.7L 6 57kg $15
17 8 YOSEI Stuart Webb Jason Maskiell 11.95L 4 54.5kg $51

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Galaxy Final Field: Jungl...

2018 William Reid Stakes Final...

2018 William Reid Stakes Final Field: She Will Reign draws barrier 1

Last year’s Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has drawn barrier one in the...

2018 Rosehill Guineas: Cliff&#...

2018 Rosehill Guineas: Cliff’s Edge draws the rails in capacity field

Front running colt Cliff’s Edge has drawn the rails in the capacity field for...

2018 George Ryder Stakes Field...

2018 George Ryder Stakes Field: 5 rivals for Winx

Super mare Winx will only have five rivals when she lines up for her...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field