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The ATC Chairman's Handicap is a staying event held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of 'The Championships - Doncaster Mile Day.
2018 Chairman's Handicap Results
- 1st: #6 Sir Charles Road
- 2nd: #1 Ventura Storm
- 3rd: #11 Peribsen
ATC Chairman’s Handicap News
The ATC Chairman’s Handicap is a 2600m staying event held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse on the first Saturday in April as part of the opening day of ‘The Championships’.
Doncaster Mile Day features four Group 1 status races led by the Group 1 $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) as well as a number of Group 2 and 3 status races including the Chairman’s Handicap, also known as the Chairman’s Quality.
Worth $300,000 in prize money, the Group 2 quality handicap has a minimum weight of 52kg and a high weight of 61kg. It is a lead-up race to the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) and the winner of the Chairmans Handicap is exempt from ballot and penalty for the Sydney Cup.
The Sydney Cup is run one week later at the same Royal Randwick track and The Offer (2014) was the latest horse to complete the Chairman’s Handicap – Sydney Cup double. In 2016 the Chairman’s Handicap winner Libran went on to run second next-up in the Sydney Cup, while in 2017 Big Duke won the Chairman’s before a third in the Sydney Cup.
The Chairman’s Handicap 2018 ran on Saturday April 7, 2018 and was won by the Kiwi raider Sir Charles Road on debut down under.
|2018 ATC Chairman’s Handicap|
|Date:||Saturday April 7, 2018|
|Track:||Randwick Racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
2018 ATC Chairman’s Quality Results
- 1st: #6 Sir Charles Road
- 2nd: #1 Ventura Storm
- 3rd: #11 Peribsen
Check out the official ATC Chairman’s Quality Handicap 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the win by the Kiwi stayer Sir Charles Road who is onto the Sydney Cup after saluting in his first run down under. Sir Charles Road was given a gun ride by jockey Blake Shinn and the horse dug deep late to hold off the brave top weight Ventura Storm by a neck.
|1||6||SIR CHARLES ROAD||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||Blake Shinn||–||10||56kg||$7|
|2||1||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||0.2L||2||59kg||$11|
|3||11||PERIBSEN (IRE)||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||3.5L||8||53kg||$11|
|4||13||ORMITO (GER)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||4.5L||5||53kg||$10|
|5||15||DOUKHAN (IRE)||Kris Lees||Craig Newitt||4.7L||4||53kg||$91|
|6||8||ALWARD (IRE)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||5.2L||11||55kg||$4.80F|
|7||10||ADMIRAL JELLO||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||5.4L||15||53kg||$16|
|8||7||CISMONTANE (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||6.2L||3||55.5kg||$5.50|
|9||2||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||6.3L||6||57.5kg||$12|
|10||4||ZACADA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Michael Dee||7.5L||14||56.5kg||$41|
|11||17||DOMED||John P Thompson||Ms Rachel King (a)||9.6L||7||53kg||$11|
|12||12||IMPERIAL AVIATOR (GB)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||10.6L||9||53kg||$41|
|13||14||WHEAL LEISURE||Archie Alexander||Ms Kathy O’Hara||13.6L||12||53kg||$21|
|14||9||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||15.1L||13||54.5kg||$41|
|15||16||UP CUPS||Rhonda Mangan||Anthony Darmanin||18.8L||1||53kg||$91|
|–||5||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||–||0||–||–|
|–||3||TALLY||James Cummings||Tye Angland||–||0||–||–|
2018 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Odds
The season’s latest ATC Chairman’s Handicap 2018 betting odds online provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below for Races.com.au readers complete with market links.
2018 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Field
The Chairman’s Handicap field attracts a smart line-up of Sydney Cup-bound stayers and many horses come via an earlier Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival run in a traditional lead-up race like Rosehill’s Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) held a fortnight before.
The official 2018 Chairman’s Quality Field is set for release on Wednesday April 4, 2018 and will be published in full below.
The ATC Chairman’s Quality Handicap 2018 Final Field is now out featuring a bumper 17 stayers that could back-up in Saturday week’s Sydney Cup including the Chris Waller-trained favourite Alward and Darren Weir’s last start NE Manion Cup winner Master Of Arts.
Update: Adelaide Cup winning mare Fanatic (13) has been scratched from the Chairman’s Handicap field as has the James Cummings-trained Tally (17) who was drawn out wide.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||76200×4378||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||2||59kg||105|
|2||813×566721||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||6||57.5kg||102|
|3||x24760x055||TALLY||James Cummings||Tye Angland||17||57.5kg||102|
|4||x823251585||ZACADA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Michael Dee||15||56.5kg||100|
|5||46811×7521||FANATIC (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||13||56kg||103|
|6||x580133146||SIR CHARLES ROAD||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||Blake Shinn||10||56kg||99|
|7||2103310×55||CISMONTANE (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||3||55.5kg||98|
|8||141124×322||ALWARD (IRE)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||11||55kg||97|
|9||23×0991154||DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||14||54.5kg||96|
|10||33323×6729||ADMIRAL JELLO||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||16||53kg||92|
|11||x746x01513||PERIBSEN (IRE)||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||8||53kg||89|
|12||9×21805806||IMPERIAL AVIATOR (GB)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||9||53kg||86|
|13||0545723332||ORMITO (GER)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||5||53kg||86|
|14||9x1153x683||WHEAL LEISURE||Archie Alexander||Ms Kathy O’Hara||12||53kg||86|
|15||x4658115x5||DOUKHAN (IRE)||Kris Lees||Craig Newitt||4||53kg||83|
|16||7700843492||UP CUPS||Rhonda Mangan||Anthony Darmanin||1||53kg||83|
|17||2115×33212||DOMED||John P Thompson||Ms Rachel King (a)||7||53kg||81|
2018 ATC Chairman’s Handicap Nominations
The ATC Chairman’s Handicap nominations 2018 will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW on Monday April 2, 2018.
The official ATC Chairman’s Quality 2018 Nominations attracted a bumper 27 stayers chasing a ballot exemption into Saturday week’s Sydney Cup field including six for Lloyd Williams’ head trainer Liam Howley led by Roy Higgins Quality winner Aloft.
ATC Chairman’s Handicap History
The Chairman’s Handicap first recorded win was in 1979 by Lady Dignitas. Since then, No Wine No Song has been the only horse to win the event in two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008. Steel Phoenix has also won the event twice in 1999 and 2001, as did Tremec (2013 & 2015).
The race started in 1979 as a Group 3 race and reached its current Group 2 status for the first time in 2002 when Henderson Bay won. It was run over 2600m from 1979 – 1999, but from 2000 – 2003 ran over a shorter distance of 2400m. It has been back up to 2600m since 2004.
See below for the full list of ATC / AJC Chairman’s Handicap results going back to 2000.
Past Chairman’s Handicap Winners
|1st||Sir Charles Road||2 minutes 41.57 seconds|
|1st||Big Duke||2 minutes 52.49 seconds|
|1st||Libran||2 minutes 48.13 seconds|
|1st||Tremec||2 minutes 49.40 seconds|
|2nd||Sir John Hawkwood|
|1st||The Offer||2 minutes 51.63 seconds|
|1st||Tremec||2 minutes 44.4 seconds|
|1st||Permit||2 minutes 41.9 seconds|
|2nd||Older Than Time|
|1st||Once Were Wild||2 minutes 43.4 seconds|
|3rd||C’est Le Guerre|
|1st||Jessicabeel||2 minutes 44.6 seconds|
|2nd||No Wine No Song|
|2 minutes 45.91 seconds|
|1st||No Wine No Song||2 minutes 49.84 seconds|
|1st||No Wine No Song||2 minutes 48.19 seconds|
|1st||Fooram||2 minutes 45.06 seconds|
|1st||Philosophe||2 minutes 51.13 seconds|
|1st||Mummify||2 minutes 47.77 seconds|
|1st||Grey Song||2 minutes 32.44 seconds|
|1st||Henderson Bay||2 minutes 29.79 seconds|
|1st||Steel Phoenix||2 minutes 32.06 seconds|
|1st||Pravda||2 minutes 31.25 seconds|