2020 Glasshouse Handicap Field & Betting: Soxagon Nears Odds-On

July 9, 2020

2020 Glasshouse Handicap Field & Betting: Soxagon Nears Odds-On

In-form Toowoomba galloper Soxagon heads the Glasshouse Handicap 2020 betting markets on the Sunshine Coast this weekend with money for the Mark Currie-trained four-year-old to continue his strong winter form.

River Racer (Photo: Daniel Costello) - Races.com.au

River Racer is one of the more experienced horses in the 2020 Glasshouse Handicap field at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The key support act on the Winx Guineas Day program at Caloundra on Saturday, this year’s Listed $85,000 Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) field features 11 middle-distance sprint types following the early scratching of Fabulonh (7).

Drawn a treat in barrier five with the race’s two-time winning hoop Michael Cahill to ride, Soxagon dominates the Glasshouse Handicap betting markets at a current quote of $2.25 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Cahill replaces Brad Stewart aboard Currie’s Rocker gelding and chases his third Glasshouse win 20 years following his previous success aboard Scenic Peak (2002) and Someday (2013).

A genuine 1400m horse boasting a strong record over the distance (7:2-3-1), Soxagon comes into Saturday’s Listed feature having won three of his past four starts.

The latest on June 27 was over 1350m at Doomben in a Class 6 set weights event carrying 58.5kg and he should be flying at his pet distance coming back to the 54kg minimum as he rises in grade for the Glasshouse.

It is an open market outside the well-weighted favourite with a further four runners under $10 Glasshouse Handicap odds including the $6 second-elect Deep Image.

The Robert Heathcote-trained Testa Rossa six-year-old is at the opposite end of the weight scale allocated the 59kg top weight and jumps from gate eight with Stephanie Thornton continuing her association.

Thornton has been aboard Deep Image for his past three runs all in much tougher company over the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival starting with the eye-catching second when narrowly beaten in the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1200m) in early May.

A third to Victorem in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) followed before his disappointing 16th when outclassed as a roughie hope in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

He has been freshened-up since his Stradbroke test and, despite a notable rise from 51.5kg in the Group 1, the drop back to Listed level puts Deep Image right in contention.

Heathcote chases his fourth Glasshouse Handicap victory in 2020 following back-to-back wins with Woorim (2010-11) and his third trophy in 2015 with Riva De Lago.

Fellow Brisbane galloper Krone ($6.50) for Tony Gollan, who won the race in 2014 with the heavily-weighted Alma’s Fury (59.5kg) is the next best in betting carrying 54kg from barrier two with Taylor Marshall in the saddle on Saturday.

Eurozone mare Krone has her first run at the Sunshine Coast this weekend continuing a strong first prep with Gollan, the four-year-old having previously been prepared in Melbourne by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jrn.

She has had four runs for Gollan and, while yet to win, has been racing in excellent form against her own kind including running only 1.3 lengths back fifth to Love You Lucy in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Her last start produced an eye-catching second over the Doomben mile in the Group 3 Sapphire Stakes (1630m) behind Sure Knee and she should relish the drop back to 1400m and 54kg (from 57kg) taking on the boys in the Glasshouse.

The early Glasshouse Handicap market mover backed in from $9.50 to $7 is Special Missile in the outside alley, before Clare Cunningham’s Warwick Farm-trained Noble Boy ($8) rounds out the single-figure fancies.

Noble Boy is a dual acceptor for the weekend’s racing also still officially in the line-up for Sydney’s Listed $150,000 Winter Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.

Click here for the latest Glasshouse Handicap 2020 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Glasshouse Handicap Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13115×8230 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Ms Stephanie Thornton 8 59kg 102
2 40×3577110 VICTORY EIGHT (NZ) Trevor Miller Sean Cormack 6 55.5kg 95
3 724×580029 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd 4 54.5kg 97
4 5x58x98x75 SPECIAL MISSILE Richard & Michael Freedman Jim Byrne 12 54.5kg 93
5 x4220x5163 RIGHT OR WRONG Lindsay Gough Mark Du Plessis 9 54kg 92
6 11232×1121 SOXAGON Mark Currie Michael Cahill 5 54kg 92
7 84680960×9 OUTRAGED Kelly Schweida Jackson Murphy (a) 10 54kg 81
8 92649×7368 BOLD ASSASSIN Garnett Taylor Ryan Wiggins 1 54kg 79
9 4096110432 FABULONH Darryl Hansen 7 54kg 76
10 x44300x663 NOBLE BOY Clare Cunningham 3 54kg 92
11 183x9x0252 KRONE Tony Gollan Taylor Marshall 2 54kg 91
12 1615161478 SILENT FLYER Norma King Adin Thompson (a) 11 54kg 74

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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