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The Toorak Handicap is a Group 1 mile event held on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in mid-October during the spring.
2019 Toorak Handicap Results
- 1st: #12 Fierce Impact
- 2nd: #5 Night's Watch
- 3rd: #11 Age Of Chivalry
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The Toorak Handicap is held midway through the premier racing carnival in Australia, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Taking place on a Saturday in early – mid October each year on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day, this 1600m middle distance event is one of four elite Group 1 races held at Caulfield at the meeting along with the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m).
Worth $500,000 in total prize money and run under open handicap conditions, it is a fantastic lead up to some of the other middle distanced carnival races like the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) on Cox Plate Day or the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day for fillies and mares.
There are a number of excellent races runners can compete in prior to the Toorak Handicap that will give punters a good guide for the race. Entries may come via earlier handicap events like the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) a fortnight before.
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes produced all four Toorak Handicap six of the seven winners from 2012-18 including Trust In A Gust (2014) who was the last to do the double. It is a race that attracts the best in form sprinters and is considered one of the leading mile races in the Spring Carnival.
The Toorak Handicap 2019 ran on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day – Saturday October 12, 2019 – and was won in an upset by the well-bred Fierce Impact.
|Toorak Handicap 2019|
|Date:||Saturday October 12, 2019|
2019 Toorak Handicap Results
- 1st: #12 Fierce Impact
- 2nd: #5 Night’s Watch
- 3rd: #11 Age Of Chivalry
A nicely-bred son of boom sire Deep Impact, the Matthew Smith-trained Fierce Impact dramatically increased his future value at stud with a dominant 1.75 length win in the Toorak Handicap 2019 results. He defeated the Chris Waller-trained equal favourite Night’s Watch ($9), while the in-form four-year-old Age Of Chivalry ($9) ran another nice race in third.
|1||12||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Craig Williams||–||15||54.5kg||$18|
|2||5||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||1.75L||9||56kg||$7EF|
|3||11||AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Kerrin McEvoy||2.5L||10||54.5kg||$9|
|4||6||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||2.6L||5||56kg||$13|
|5||20e||WAGING WAR||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Raquel Clark||3.6L||4||52kg||$7EF|
|6||3||CLIFF’S EDGE||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||4L||6||57.5kg||$26|
|7||1||MADISON COUNTY (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||4.1L||17||58kg||$16|
|8||18||MISS SISKA||Grahame Begg||Dean Yendall||4.2L||11||52kg||$26|
|9||4||WIDGEE TURF||Patrick Payne||Billy Egan||4.4L||8||57.5kg||$12|
|10||13||MAHAMEDEIS||Nick Ryan||Ben Melham||4.6L||1||54.5kg||$15|
|11||7||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Zac Spain||4.7L||14||56kg||$51|
|12||14||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Damien Oliver||4.8L||13||54.5kg||$7.50|
|13||19e||CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB)||David Menuisier||Anthony Darmanin||5.55L||2||52kg||$26|
|14||2||SO SI BON||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||6.3L||18||58kg||$21|
|15||10||AMPHITRITE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||6.5L||3||55kg||$17|
|16||15||ORDER AGAIN (NZ)||Brian Smith||Larry Cassidy||10.25L||12||54kg||$101|
|17||8||WYNDSPELLE (NZ)||Johno Benner||Michael Dee||10.65L||7||56kg||$61|
|18||17||DYSLEXIC||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Damien Thornton||10.85L||16||52kg||$31|
|–||21e||TWILIGHT RUN||Kevin Corstens||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||9||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||0||–||–|
|–||16||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Stephen Baster||–||0||–||–|
2019 Toorak Handicap Betting Odds
The latest Toorak Handicap 2019 odds and betting markets complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below for you to back your Toorak Handicap tips at the right price this spring.
2019 Toorak Handicap Field
The Toorak Handicap field features a host of smart spring milers, some looking to step-up in distance next race in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m). Runners in the Toorak Handicap field come via lead-up races including the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at the track a fortnight earlier or Sydney’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m).
The official Toorak Handicap 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and listed in full below.
The 2019 Toorak Handicap Field attracted a capacity 18 starters plus three emergencies.
- Jockey Damian Lane chases his third straight Toorak Handicap win this year aboard Madison County drawn wide (19).
- Stocks Stakes winner Princess Jenni is out to be the first mare to win since More Joyous (2010).
- Age Of Chivalry (2nd) and Widgee Turf (3rd) are the best out of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, which has produced six of the past seven Toorak winners.
Update: #16 Iconoclasm (21) has been scratched from the field after drawing the far outside barrier. First emergency, UK raider Chief Ironside (2), now gets into the field with just 52kg. Waging War also gets into the Toorak Handicap field carrying just 52kg from barrier four after the scratching of the Chris Waller-trained Tom Melbourne (18) who drew wide. Third emergency Twilight Run (5) failed to gain a start and came out of the line-up on race day morning.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||31x13422x9||MADISON COUNTY (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||19||58kg||107|
|2||292450×125||SO SI BON||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||20||58kg||107|
|3||71516×3206||CLIFF’S EDGE||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||7||57.5kg||106|
|4||x321017x53||WIDGEE TURF||Patrick Payne||Billy Egan||9||57.5kg||106|
|5||0x34000x59||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||10||56kg||103|
|6||x42170x463||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||6||56kg||103|
|7||231510×504||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Zac Spain||15||56kg||103|
|8||0142282×24||WYNDSPELLE (NZ)||Johno Benner||Michael Dee||8||56kg||103|
|9||6932225×83||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||18||55.5kg||102|
|10||00x1360x60||AMPHITRITE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jamie Kah||3||55kg||105|
|11||x1122x5112||AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Kerrin McEvoy||11||54.5kg||100|
|12||321x6720x2||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Craig Williams||16||54.5kg||100|
|13||041650×624||MAHAMEDEIS||Nick Ryan||Ben Melham||1||54.5kg||100|
|14||1x71116x71||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Damien Oliver||14||54.5kg||104|
|15||x414513x50||ORDER AGAIN (NZ)||Brian Smith||Larry Cassidy||13||54kg||99|
|16||80x105x030||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Stephen Baster||21||53.5kg||98|
|17||2x4350x443||DYSLEXIC||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Damien Thornton||17||52kg||99|
|18||532x147x27||MISS SISKA||Grahame Begg||Dean Yendall||12||52kg||96|
|19e||5337x6306x||CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB)||David Menuisier||Anthony Darmanin||2||52kg||95|
|20e||6521273323||WAGING WAR||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Raquel Clark||4||52kg||95|
|21e||313×216975||TWILIGHT RUN||Kevin Corstens||TBA||5||52kg||73|
Toorak Handicap History
First run in 1881, Josephine won the first running of the Toorak Handicap. The race has been known as a few different names over the years. From 1981-1984 it was called The IXL, then from 1985-1989 the name was changed to The Elders Mile. From 1990 onwards the event has been registered under its current title, the Toorak Handicap. The race started as a Principal event run over eight furlongs until 1890. In 1891 the race distance was increased to nine furlongs for one year and then in 1892 it reverted back to the original eight furlongs. When the metric system came to Australia the length was converted to 1600m in 1972. The Toorak reached Group 1 status not long after in 1979.
Toorak Handicap Results
The Group 1 Toorak Handicap winners and placegetters since 2000.
|1st||Fierce Impact||1 minute 35.19 seconds|
|3rd||Age Of Chivalry|
|1st||Land of Plenty||1 minute 34.5 seconds|
|3rd||Siege of Quebec|
|1st||Tosen Stardom||1 minute 35.86 seconds|
|1st||He’s Our Rokkii||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|1st||Lucky Hussler||1 minute 34.5 seconds|
|1st||Trust In A Gust||1 minute 35.2 seconds|
|1st||Solzhenitsyn||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Solzhenitsyn||1 minute 35.25 seconds|
|1st||King Mufhasa||1 minute 36.29 seconds|
|3rd||Luen Yat Forever|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|2nd||We’re Gonna Rock|
|1st||Allez Wonder||1 minute 35 seconds|
|1st||Alamosa||1 minute 36.9 seconds|
|3rd||Pillar Of Hercules|
|1st||Divine Madonna||1 minute 37.3 seconds|
|1st||Red Dazzler||1 minute 37.5 seconds|
|1st||Barely A Moment||1 minute 37.9 seconds|
|1st||Regal Roller||1 minute 37.4 seconds|
|1st||Roman Arch||1 minute 36 seconds|
|2nd||Fields Of Omagh|
|1st||Shot Of Thunder||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|1st||Show A Heart||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|3rd||Shot Of Thunder|
|1st||Umrum||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|2nd||Go Flash Go|