Standish Handicap

The Standish Handicap is a Group 3 race held at Flemington Racecourse.

2017 Standish Handicap Results

  • 1st: Odyssey Moon
  • 2nd: Cavaloce
  • 3rd: Inspector

Standish Handicap News

Standish Handicap 2017 Field & Betting Odds Released

Standish Handicap 2017 Field & Betting Odds Released

The official field of final acceptors plus 2017 Standish Handicap odds for the feature Flemington race on New Year’s Day are now out.

Divine Mr Artie is clear favourite in 2016 Standish Handicap betting for the Flemington sprint on New Year’s Day. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Due to run as Flemington Race 6 at 4:40pm (AEDT) on January 1, this ...

The 2017 Standish Handicap is a 1200m sprint that takes place at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on New Year’s Day each summer.

It is held under handicap conditions and pays $150,000 in prize money. As a Group 3 event, it attracts some fairly decent talent looking for an off-season Black-Type to either round out their spring or kick off their autumn.

While only a Group 3 event, occupying the New Year’s Day slot adds a certain level of prestige to the race. It also makes it important event for some horses who are gearing up for some of the few January races or the early Autumn Racing Carnival. However, many of the top sprinters in Melbourne are usually in the paddock around this time.

The Standish Handicap is held down the “straight six”, which is the Flemington straight (six furlongs long).

The 2017 Standish Handicap ran on January 1st, 2017.

Standish Handicap 2017
Date: January 1st, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Standish Handicap Results

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 ODYSSEY MOON Robert Smerdon Noel Callow 10 58kg $15
2 3 CAVALOCE Will Clarken Mark Zahra 0.1L 9 58kg $9
3 7 INSPECTOR Peter White Dean Yendall 0.5L 5 58kg $31
4 1 LORD ASPEN Mick Huxtable Dwayne Dunn 0.7L 8 58kg $5
5 9 DIVINE MR ARTIE Brendan McCarthy Craig Williams 1.2L 6 58kg $2.70F
6 11 DOMESDAY WARRIOR Linc Sullivan Regan Bayliss (a) 1.95L 7 58kg $31
7 5 ROUGH JUSTICE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2.25L 3 58kg $6
8 6 LONROCKSTAR John Sadler Luke Nolen 2.65L 2 58kg $31
9 2 THERMAL CURRENT Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3.65L 4 58kg $10
10 10 COSMIC LIGHTS Peter Morgan Stephen Baster 6.4L 1 58kg $17
8 ZUPACHARGED Kylie Vella Cory Parish 0

2017 Standish Handicap Betting Odds

The latest available Standish Handicap 2017 odds will be listed below, pricing open at Ladbrokes.com.au where you can lock in your Standish Handicap betting tips on New Year’s Day at the hottest summer racing prices.

2017 Standish Handicap Field

The Standish Handicap field attracts a reasonably talented selection of sprinters each year. As an open handicap, many of the horses in the Standish Handicap field are a bit older and have had plenty of racing experience. This makes the Standish Handicap field quite competitive, while also giving punters plenty of form to look to.

The 2017 Standish Handicap field will be released the week of the race and published below along with the latest Standish Handicap odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

See below for the official 2017 Standish Handicap Final Field & Barriers – a full race preview found by clicking on the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 414x6x2119 LORD ASPEN Mick Huxtable Dwayne Dunn 8 58kg 98
2 x31450170x THERMAL CURRENT Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 58kg 98
3 8×11430161 CAVALOCE Will Clarken Mark Zahra 10 58kg 97
4 43231137×0 ODYSSEY MOON Robert Smerdon Noel Callow 11 58kg 91
5 x778325242 ROUGH JUSTICE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 58kg 90
6 97282708×7 LONROCKSTAR John Sadler Luke Nolen 2 58kg 87
7 6708342603 INSPECTOR Peter White Dean Yendall 5 58kg 82
8 73235859×3 ZUPACHARGED Kylie Vella Cory Parish 9 58kg 82
9 91422231×1 DIVINE MR ARTIE Brendan McCarthy Craig Williams 6 58kg 81
10 12x1xDx1 COSMIC LIGHTS Peter Morgan Stephen Baster 1 58kg 73
11 1x527154x3 DOMESDAY WARRIOR Linc Sullivan Regan Bayliss (a) 7 58kg 72

2017 Standish Handicap Nominations

The Standish Handicap nominations are usually announced a bit less than a week prior to the race. The announcement date for the Standish Handicap nominations changes from year to year, due to the fact that the race runs on New Years Day rather than a specific week day.

The 2017 Standish Handicap nominations will be provided below as soon as made available by Racing Victoria.

See below for the official 2017 Standish Handicap Nominations & Weights – a detailed rundown of the entries found by following the link.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 36x129x791 LUCKY HUSSLER G 7 Darren Weir 1 61kg 112
2 414x6x2119 LORD ASPEN G 5 Mick Huxtable 2 54kg 98
3 x31450170x THERMAL CURRENT G 6 Darren Weir 3 54kg 98
4 8×11430161 CAVALOCE M 6 Will Clarken 4 54kg 97
5 43231137×0 ODYSSEY MOON H 4 Robert Smerdon 5 54kg 91
6 x778325242 ROUGH JUSTICE G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 6 54kg 90
7 5x422124x4 DUKE OF BRUNSWICK G 5 Mick Price 7 54kg 89
8 97282708×7 LONROCKSTAR G 7 John Sadler 8 54kg 87
9 6708342603 INSPECTOR G 6 Peter White 9 54kg 82
10 73235859×3 ZUPACHARGED G 7 Kylie Vella 10 54kg 82
11 91422231×1 DIVINE MR ARTIE G 4 Brendan McCarthy 11 54kg 81
12 613x WEATHERLY C 3 Paul Messara 12 54kg 74
13 12x1xDx1 COSMIC LIGHTS G 6 Peter Morgan 13 54kg 73
14 1x527154x3 DOMESDAY WARRIOR G 7 Linc Sullivan 14 54kg 72

Standish Handicap History

The Standish Handicap was inaugurated in 1884. This makes it one of the older races in Australia.

It is named after Captain Frederick Standish. He was a former VRC Chairman and also held the position of Victorian Chief Commissioner of police during the period that Ned Kelly was galloping around the scrub bushrangering. Fred Standish passed away in 1883.

Between 1884 and 1972 the Standish Handicap was held over six furlongs. Following the conversion to metric, it was held over 1200m, right up until 2006. In that year it was held over 1100m. Since 2007 it has been raced over 1200m.

In 1997 for a year the race was held at Moonee Valley. Caulfield Racecourse hosted it in 2006.

Prior to 1979, it was a Principal race, and since then it has held Group 3 status.

Notable Standish Handicap winners include Barefoot (1892), Miss Bobby (1907, 08), Press Gang (1935), Ungar (1950, 51), Scarborough Fair (1972), Redelva (1988), Iglesia (2001), Super Impressive (2003, 05) and Flamberge (2014). Standish Handicap results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Standish Handicap Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Standish Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Standish Handicap
1st Odyssey Moon 1 minute 10.54 seconds
2nd Cavaloce
3rd Inspector
2016
Standish Handicap
1st Durendal 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Zupacharged
3rd Churchill Dancer
2015
Standish Handicap
1st Decircles 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Lord Of The Sky
3rd Reparations
2014
Standish Handicap
1st Flamberge 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Essay Raider
3rd Decircles
2013
Standish Handicap
1st Adamantium 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Catapulted
3rd Goldstone
2012
Standish Handicap
1st Catapulted 1 minute 7.6 seconds
=2nd Rocking Force
=2nd Cascabel
2011
Standish Handicap
1st Ahdashim 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Chasm
3rd Eclair Mystic
2010
Standish Handicap
1st Royal Ida 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Beltrois
3rd Juggle The Books
2009
Standish Handicap
1st King Hoaks 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Bowhunter
3rd Orbit Express
2008
Standish Handicap
1st Publishing 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Eskaw
3rd Pencelaron
2007
Standish Handicap
1st Watchyerback 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Murray Downs
3rd Cocinero
2006
Standish Handicap
1st Honalee 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Gold Wells
3rd Starhere
2005
Standish Handicap
1st Super Impressive 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Blessum
3rd Savage Attack
2004
Standish Handicap
1st Blessum 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Monahan Tweed
3rd Super Impressive
2003
Standish Handicap
1st Super Impressive 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Confederate Kid
3rd The Expat
2002
Standish Handicap
1st Lets Planet 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Chattanooga
3rd Generalissimo
2001
Standish Handicap
1st Iglesia 1 minute 7.1 seconds
2nd Sedation
3rd Major
2000
Standish Handicap
1st Upright 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Rain Dance Lady
3rd Bush Outlaw