Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

June 9, 2021

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

Vega One is the firming favourite to enjoy another Group 1 win in Brisbane after the Tony Gollan-trained galloper came up trumps with gate four in the 2021 Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw.

Mr Quickie Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Mr Quickie jumps from the inside alley in Saturday’s 2021 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Following final acceptances for Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), Tuesday afternoon saw barriers for Queensland’s most famous race allocated to the hopeful horses.

The big winner drawing barrier four, which will become two with emergencies out, was Gollan’s last start Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup winner Vega One.

The horse chases the double from the favourable alley with Racel King coming aboard on just 53kg following a gun Jamie Kah ride in the lead-up race at the same track on May 29 with Vega One carrying 59kg from barrier 13 that day.

Vega One has now firmed into outright $6 favouritism in the post-barrier Stradbroke Handicap odds at Ladbrokes.com.au with the pressure now on King to get the in-form galloper into a winning position here.

The danger occupying the second line of Stradbroke Handicap betting at $6.50 is the Hawkes Racing-trained Wild Planet drawing out wider in barrier 15.

He comes off a lead-up Group 1 Doomben 10,000 second to Eduardo, the form of which was franked by Vega One (4th) last time out.

Wild Planet has been kept fresh for the Straddie, is a proven second-up performer and has an excellent 1400m record at the distance.

The wide alley also could be an advantage with history showing five Stradbroke Handicap winners from 2012 – 2020 saluting from double-digit barriers.

Favourites in Stradbroke Handicap betting also have a poor recent record with Black Piranha (2009) the only to get the job done since 2004.

The inside Stradbroke Handicap barrier meanwhile belongs to dual Group 1 winner Mr Quickie who is into $9.50 to carry the 56.5kg top weight to victory.

Phillip Stokes’ five-year-old is another top 1400m horse (7:4-1-1) and comes off strong lead-up form at Caulfield he and jockey James McDonald are out to frank this weekend in Queensland.

The only other single-figure chance in the current markets paying $9 to turn the tables on a couple of these horses is the Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained Fastnet Rock seven-year-old The Harrovian.

The veteran is two-from-two at Eagle Farm and four-from-six at the 1400m ahead of the Stradbroke.

He was fifth two back at 30/1 behind Mugatoo in the $5 million The All-Star Mile at The Valley before a strong third only a half-length beaten at similar odds in the Doomben 10,000.

Ace hoop Glen Boss comes aboard here chasing a potential upset from a good barrier 11 position.

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

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 27106×3012 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes James McDonald 1 56.5kg 112
2 88141×9116 SAVATOXL Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 13 55kg 109
3 51x3597x72 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 12 54.5kg 112
4 x34303x200 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Tim Clark 17 54.5kg 108
5 2x8x60x018 OLMEDO (FR) Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 18 54.5kg 108
6 3410×51610 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Blaike McDougall 9 54kg 107
7 10x81910x2 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 15 54kg 107
8 5068622×10 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea James Orman 14 54kg 107
9 0x1107x410 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 54kg 107
10 2x010x3935 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Mark Du Plessis 8 54kg 107
11 x4494x6241 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Ms Rachel King 4 53kg 110
12 11111x55x3 THE HARROVIAN Toby & Trent Edmonds Glen Boss 11 53kg 105
13 46730×1543 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Thompson 19 52kg 105
14 3175231×81 EMERALD KINGDOM Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 10 52kg 103
15 6741x260x6 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller (late alt) 16 51.5kg 105
16 x46160x172 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Ron Stewart 21 51kg 105
17 715831×390 MASTER JAMIE Graeme Green Taylor Marshall 6 51kg 92
18 x531404121 APACHE CHASE Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 7 49.5kg 50.5kg 98
19e 8×33929417 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Jye McNeil 20 51kg 52kg 103
20e 26×8223473 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Stephanie Thornton 5 50kg 98
21e x575615x30 BLAZEJOWSKI Greg Eurell 2 51kg 101

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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