2018 Standish Handicap Field Features Tshahitsi

December 28, 2017

2018 Standish Handicap Field Features Tshahitsi

New Year’s Day racing is headlined by Flemington’s Standish Handicap 2018 in Melbourne, the field for which features the return of gun Tasmanian galloper Tshahitsi.

Tshahitsi

Tshahitsi returns to racing in the 2018 Standish Handicap at Flemington Racecourse on New Year’s Day. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Due to run as Flemington Race 6 at 4:20pm (AEDT) on January 1, this season’s Group 3 $150,000 Standish Handicap (1200m) has drawn a final field of 13 sprinters.

Among the mix and drawn out in barrier 11 for the straight six showdown is the Chris Crook & Imogen Miller-trained Tshahitsi, the Clangalang six-year-old hailing from the Apple Isle.

The gelding has plenty of Flemington form however having enjoyed two wins and a third from his four previous starts at the iconic track, the latest of which was the Listed Winter Championship Final (1600m) win back in July.

He hasn’t raced since, but is a solid first-up performer who could prove hard to beat fresh at Flemington with Brendon McCoull continuing associations.

The only thing working against Tshahitsi is the hefty equal top weight allocation of 59kg that he shares with the Robbie Laing-trained Lord Of The Sky.

Damien Oliver is booked to ride seven-year-old Danrich entire Lord Of The Sky who hasn’t raced since a distant sixth in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) in the wet at Sandown back in early August.

Lord Of The Sky won that race 12 months earlier and was brought out of retirement this winter, but has failed to show the same kind of zip on the track.

Cranbourne horseman Laing also saddles-up the imported Double Bluff first-up, the seven-year-old stayer unlikely to feature in the finish over the distance.

In March Double Bluff was runner-up in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) befo0re his Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) third at big odds at Caulfield in mid-April, with his shortest-distanced win to date being over 1800m.

The other heaviest-weighted of the Standish Handicap horses this season is the also returning Peter & Paul Snowden-trained mare Flippant (56kg).

Drawn gate 10 with Mark Zahra to ride, the Hinchinbrook five-year-old is looking to atone for her last start sixth behind subsequent Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes winner Hey Doc in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) in August.

She has trialled once since at Gosford and is out to break a notable drought not having saluted since November of 2016 on Melbourne Cup Day.

Presenting in better form for the Standish Handicap clash meanwhile are he likes of consistent Choisir five-year-old Chamois Road for Plumpton’s Patrick Payne and David Brideoake’s last start winning mare at Sandown from December 2 Miss Wonderland.

Check out the full Standish Handicap 2018 field, barriers, jockeys and weights below with New Year’s Day betting markets to open shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Standish Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

Flemington Race 6 (4:20pm) – 01/01/18

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 00x415x66x LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 8 59kg 102
2 58x591131x TSHAHITSI Chris Crook & Imogen Miller Brendon McCoull 11 59kg 102
3 x0533x536x FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 10 56kg 100
4 2311222172 CHAMOIS ROAD Patrick Payne TBA 9 54.5kg 93
5 060618023x DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE) Robbie Laing Kevin Forrester 6 54kg 91
6 8493x000x9 SETINUM Shane Fliedner Cory Parish 4 54kg 85
7 58x5x45789 DIAMOND OASIS Patrick Starr Jamie Kah 5 54kg 83
8 7x3022090x ADIRONDACK Shawn Mathrick Dwayne Dunn 3 54kg 80
9 1x3127x1 MISS WONDERLAND David Brideoake Ms Linda Meech 7 54kg 79
10 221667×159 HOKKAIDO Craig Blackshaw Stephen Baster 13 54kg 77
11 128×3211 TOY BOY Greg Eurell Ms Nikita Beriman 1 54kg 75
12 5253182179 I’M TELLING YA Amy Johnston Damian Lane 12 54kg 72
13 210×509465 SEARCH SQUAD (NZ) Doug Harrison Craig Williams 2 54kg 69

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