News About 2015 Standish Handicap

2015 Standish Handicap Winner Decircles Defeats Favourites

2015 Standish Handicap Winner Decircles Defeats Favourites

Danny O’Brien’s stable “soldier” Decircles improved on a third on New Year’s Day last year to beat two better fancied favourites in Thursday’s Standish Handicap 2015 at Flemington Racecourse. Twelve months ago the now six-year-old Encosta De Lago gelding finished three lengths away third behind Flamberge in the $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m). This…

Reparations Tops Standish Handicap 2015 Field & Odds

Reparations Tops Standish Handicap 2015 Field & Odds

First-up winner on Melbourne Cup Day Reparations carries the number one saddlecloth and currently sits as the equal favourite in the 2015 Standish Handicap field and betting markets for Flemington Racecourse on New Year’s Day. Lee & Anthony Freedman’s Exceed And Excel gelding is one of 11 sprinters accepted for Thursday’s edition of the $150,000…

Aeronautical Leads 2015 Standish Handicap Nominations

Aeronautical Leads 2015 Standish Handicap Nominations

Early entries are now out for the New Year’s Day feature at Victoria’s Flemington Racecourse with Group 1 placegetter Aeronautical leading the early Standish Handicap 2015 nominations for Thursday. Lionel Cohen’s Encosta De Lago six-year-old is one of 19 early entries taken for this summer’s $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m), the gelding out to…

Churchill Dancer to Tackle 2015 Standish Handicap

Churchill Dancer to Tackle 2015 Standish Handicap

After winning the Fiesta Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, four-year-old gelding Churchill Dancer will likely tackle the Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) on New Year’s Day. The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained gelding put himself in the mix for the 2014 Standish Handicap when he won less than a head clear of…

2015 Standish Handicap Aim for Aeronautical

2015 Standish Handicap Aim for Aeronautical

A run under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Friday night could be the latest warm up run for Lionel Cohen’s Standish Handicap 2015-bound galloper Aeronautical. The Rosehill-based Cohen is tossing up whether to make a last minute trip to Melbourne to run his Encoasta De Lago six-year-old in an $80,000 handicap on Friday…

Reparations to Run in Standish Handicap 2015

Reparations to Run in Standish Handicap 2015

Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman has named the 2015 Standish Handicap on New Year’s Day in Melbourne as the likely next-up summer assignment for the Godolphin-owned Reparations. The Exceed And Excel six-year-old resumed off a five month spell at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day in early November. There he enjoyed a one and a…

The Thief Can Steal the 2014 Tony Beddison Cup

The Thief Can Steal the 2014 Tony Beddison Cup

Stephen Brown’s five-year-old gelding The Thief will run in the $80,000 Tony Beddison Cup (1000m) this Saturday at Moonee Valley, one of twelve classy horses tackling the flying sprint race. Brown is confident The Thief will be competitive on Saturday and has every chance of stealing the race from his rivals and emerging victorious. This…

Thermal Current Will Likely Progress to 2015 Standish Handicap

Thermal Current Will Likely Progress to 2015 Standish Handicap

Thermal Current won the Group 3 Telstra Phonewords Stakes (1200m) this time last year as well as running at the highest level of racing in both the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), in which he finished just outside the placings. The gelding’s campaign this season looks a…

Red Excitement Set to Return in 2014 Razor Sharp

Red Excitement Set to Return in 2014 Razor Sharp

Five-year-old Red Excitement had an excellent summer campaign in Sydney early this year that saw the gelding win three consecutive starts and finish in the placings a further two times. However his racing career had to be put on hold when he suffered a bowed tendon injury, which meant he missed both the autumn and…

Beleeup After Another Flemington Upset

Beleeup After Another Flemington Upset

Mornington horseman John McArdle is hoping his improving three-year-old Beleeup can repeat their Flemington upset last time out when they again go out at double figures in Saturday’s $120,000 Listed A.R. Creswick Series Final(1200m). The Bel Esprit gelding came off a string of five unplaced runs before finally breaking their maiden status on June 28…