2021 Newmarket Handicap Field & Odds: September Run Set to Dominate

March 5, 2021

2021 Newmarket Handicap Field & Odds: September Run Set to Dominate

Chris Waller’s star young filly September Run is tipped to return to winning form second-up on ‘Super Saturday’ when the Coolmore Stud Stakes winner starts favourite in Flemington’s 2021 Newmarket Handicap.

September Run Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo) | Races.com.au

September Run dominates the 2021 Newmarket Handicap odds for Saturday at HQ. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Set to run as Flemington Race 6 at 3:25pm (AEDT), this season’s Group 1 $1.25 million Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap (1200m) field is down to 17 starters after the early scratching of Kemalpasa (15).

Dominating the updated Newmarket Handicap odds online at $2.15 and firming through Ladbrokes.com.au is the Waller-trained daughter of Exceed And Excel September Run.

Drawn well in gate eight with Craig Williams retaining the ride, the gun three-year-old is a specialist at the famous straight track at HQ having won three from four at Flemington.

Her only loss at the course to date came first-up when she ran a brave second doing her best work late behind her brilliant stablemate, Australian Horse of the Year Nature Strip, in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m).

Fitter for the run and back up to the six furlongs, September Run looks well-rated in a big field where she won the spring’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) beating the boys by nearly two lengths last prep.

Waller chases his second Newmarket Handicap success following the 2015 victory by Brazen Beau.

Coolmore Stud Stakes runner-up, fellow filly Swats That, also returned to racing for the autumn in the Black Caviar Lightning on February 13 when the Leon & Troy Corstens-trained daughter of Shamus Award ran an eye-catching third.

While yet to win at Flemington, Swats That has run in the money in all her three starts and will also enjoy getting back up to six furlongs boasting a good record over 1200m (4:2-1-0).

She is down in weight carrying just 52kg on the weekend, but will need a touch of luck from the outside alley depending on how the track is playing.

Swats That currently occupies the second line of Newmarket Handicap betting at $7.50 to turn the tables on September Run in an event that could again become a battle of the fillies.

Despite the size of the Newmarket Handicap field this season there are no other runners under $10 for the win.

The “dangers” looking for an upset over the Black Caviar Lightning placegetters are touted as the in-form Sirius Suspect ($13) chasing a third win on the trot, WA visitor Celebrity Queen ($14) and stablemate to the favourite Imaging ($15) who has been well-backed early in from $20.

Hoop of the hour Ms Jamie Kah partners the Saab Hasan-trained Wanted six-year-old Sirius Suspect, a three-time Flemington winner up in grade off a Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) win at the track on New Year’s Day.

Celebrity Queen also comes off a string of strong runs, the Grant & Alana Williams-trained Redoute’s Choice mare to be ridden by the ‘Wizard of the West’ William Pike for her Flemington debut.

The classy four-year-old – runner-up in the spring’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) back home in Perth – travelled to Melbourne last time out and was outstanding scoring an upset in Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) with her dead-heat for first with Portland Sky.

She is up in distance and weight heading to Flemington rising from her Oakleigh Plate winning weight of 53.5kg to 56kg.

Imaging for Waller is also racing at Flemington for the first time on the back of a second in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) and should enjoy coming back from 59kg at WFA to 56.5kg on Saturday chasing his first victory since last March.

Click here for the latest Newmarket Handicap 2021 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Newmarket Handicap Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2400x114x7 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 4 57kg 109
2 411Dx111x8 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Mark Zahra 11 56.5kg 108
3 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Damian Lane 5 56.5kg 108
4 8x35311x23 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 15 56.5kg 108
5 11x12122x1 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 56kg 111
6 12x235407x DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas John Allen 13 55kg 105
7 02x29010x5 FLIT James Cummings Damien Oliver 17 54.5kg 108
8 160x5528x0 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Michael Walker 7 54.5kg 104
9 x466633x20 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Daniel Stackhouse 9 54kg 98
10 535x1344x4 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Damien Thornton 10 54kg 101
11 59x1117x57 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Lachlan King (a) 12 54kg 97
12 131×139152 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 3 54kg 98
13 25x3352x18 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 2 54kg 100
14 x11x5111x2 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 8 54kg 112
15 12560x311x SIRIUS SUSPECT Saab Hasan Ms Jamie Kah 14 54kg 98
16 13x226x822 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 1 52kg 88
17 16162x48x3 PRAGUE Annabel Neasham Michael Dee 16 52kg 91
18 10x2112x3 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Jye McNeil 18 52kg 105

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