Standish Handicap

Looking for early info on this year’s Standish Handicap? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Standish Handicap, Flemington Racecourse

The Standish Handicap serves as a great kickstarter race for the year. Taking place in early January, the race attracts sprinters from Australia and New Zealand.

Starting out as a Principal race, this feature was upgraded to Group 3 in 1980.

Standish Handicap 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Friday, January 1st, 2020
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Open (maidens ineligible)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1884

Standish Handicap Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Standish Handicap, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Standish Handicap
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Standish Handicap.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Standish Handicap. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Standish Handicap, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Standish Handicap, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Standish Handicap to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Standish Handicap to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Standish Handicap to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Standish Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Standish Handicap

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Standish Handicap Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Standish Handicap 2020 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Standish Handicap here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 25/11/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Which Horse Will Win The Standish Handicap

The best way to pick who will win the Standish Handicap is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Upsets happen – This race can be won by horses offering double-digit odds, so don’;t be afraid to look further down the list of entrants.
  • Straight Six – This race can is held along the straight section of the Flemington track, so look for sprinters who excel at going straight ahead.

Standish Handicap Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Standish Handicap 2020 Field

Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners below.

Standish Handicap 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Standish Handicap Race Day

Race day takes place on Wednesday, the 1st of January, 2020.

Standish Handicap Barrier Draw

The 2020 Standish Handicap barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Standish Handicap Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM on Friday, the 27th of December, 2019.

Standish Handicap Weights

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Friday, the 27th of December, 2019.

Standish Handicap Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Monday, the 30th of December, 2019.

Standish Handicap Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Monday, the 30th of December, 2019.

Standish Handicap Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the 1st of January, 2020.

Standish Handicap Prize Money

The Standish Handicap prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $96,000
2nd $28,800
3rd $14,400
4th $7,200
5th $4,000
6th $3,200
7th $3,200
8th $3,200

Standish Handicap Race Number

The Standish Handicap is race number 5 on the 1st of January, 2020. There are eight races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Standish Handicap Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2018’s Standish Handicap has been released.

Standish Handicap Live

You can watch or listen to the 2018 Standish Handicap live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Standish Handicap Winners

Winners of the Standish Handicap for the past thirty years are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Whispering Brook Darren Weir Dean Yendall 55.5 kgs 1:09.18
2018 Lord Of The Sky Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 59 kgs 1:08.98
2017 Odyssey Moon Robert Smerdon Noel Callow 58 kgs 1:10.54
2016 Durendal Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 55.5 kgs 1:09.42
2015 Decircles Danny O’Brien Stephen Baster 54 kgs 1:09.07
2014 Flamberge Peter Moody Vlad Duric 54.5 kgs 1:09.99
2013 Adamantium Danny O’Brien Craig Newitt 54 kgs 1:08.21
2012 Catapulted Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 59 kgs 1:07.66
2011 Ahdashim Gerald Ryan Craig Williams 54.5 kgs 1:09.16
2010 Royal Ida Luke Oliver Damien Oliver 57 kgs 1:11.14
2009 King Hoaks Allison Bennett Darren Gauci 53.5 kgs 1:10.34
2008 Publishing John Sadler Sebastian Murphy 53 kgs 1:09.37
2007 Watchyerback Brent Gray Vlad Duric 56.5 kgs 1:09.01
2006 Honalee Mark Kavanagh Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:03.48
2005 Super Impressive Lee Freedman Steven Arnold 58 kgs 1:09.80
2004 Blessum Danny O’Brien Stephen Baster 52 kgs 1:09.27
2003 Super Impressive Lee Freedman Patrick Payne 58 kgs 1:10.32
2002 Let’s Planet Michael Moroney Stephen Baster 51 kgs 1:09.70
2001 Iglesia Russell Cameron Steven Arnold 55 kgs 1:07.16
2000 Upright John Hawkes Darren Gauci 56 kgs 1:09.62