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Newmarket Handicap 2021 Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds

  • The Newmarket Handicap will be run on Saturday, March 6
  • A field of 18 horses will take part
  • Justin Darcy provides his tips for the Group One
Newmarket Handicap Betting Tips
September Run is the horse to beat in the Newmarket Handicap. (Getty)

The 2021 Newmarket Handicap is set to be run on Saturday, with a field of 18 runners set to take their place down the straight.

Hot favourite September Run still looks the one to beat off the back of a barnstorming Lightning Stakes run first-up, now stepping up to 1200m and drawing barrier eight.

Amish Boy (1) and Prague (16) are the two three-year-old Colts in the race, looking to repeat the efforts of Bivouac last year.

Swats That (16) was third in the Lightning and second in the Coolmore in the Spring behind September Run, so she will need to turn the tables on that Filly.

2021 Newmarket Handicap Odds

1ZoutoriM. Ellerton & S. ZahraL. Currie4
2Elite StreetD. MortonM. Zahra11
3ImagingC. WallerD. Lane5
4KemalpasaR & C. JollyJ. Toeroek15
5Celebrity QueenG & A. WilliamsW. Pike6
6DalasanL. Macdonald & A. GluyasJ. Allen13
7FlitJ. CummingsN/A17
8StandoutG. Ryan & S. AlexiouM. Walker7
9Bold StarG. RichardsD. Stackhouse9
10Brooklyn HustleJ. Warren & M. de KockD. Thornton10
11HalvorsenR. Griffiths & M. de KockL. King12
12Indian PacificN. ParnhamB. Parnham3
13Prophet's ThumbA & S. FreedmanC. Newitt2
14September RunC. WallerC. Williams8
15Sirius SuspectS. HasanJ. Kah14
16Amish BoyC. Maher & D. EustaceD. Yendall1
17PragueA. NeashamM. Dee16
18Swats ThatL & T. CorstensJ. McNeil18
Odds provided by Sportsbet. Correct on March 3 12.14pm

2021 Newmarket Handicap Tips

Newmarket Handicap 2021 Best Bet - September Run

It is too hard to ignore the chances of September Run off the back of a blistering turn of foot to just miss in the Lightning Stakes.

She has been unbeaten down the straight prior, including beating Swats That in the Coolmore Stud Stakes in the Spring, so unless bad luck strikes, she does look to have the edge over that key rival.

September Run gets in with 54kg and a middle gate, perfect for Craig Williams to weave either side of the track depending on where he thinks is better.

We saw him ride Loving Gaby closer to the pace last year as a three-year-old, so I would not be shocked to see similar tactics here on top of this special filly.

Newmarket Handicap 2021 Next Best Bet - Swats That

If there is a danger to the favourite, it should be this girl who has been her bridesmaid in all three of their clashes.

She could have beaten her last prep when they first met, but the button was pushed a little to late to get past her, while the second placing in the Coolmore was very good as well.

First-up, Swats That was brilliant when tested against the likes of Nature Strip, just peaking over the final 50m, but still very good in a performance that she will definitely take improvement from.

She draws 18, so she is on the right side of the track if you had to pick one, so if the favourite finds a little bit of traffic if ridden back, this is the girl they are going to have to get past as she hits the front with 100m to go.

Newmarket Handicap 2021 Value Bet - Brooklyn Hustle

She should have won the Oakleigh Plate, but with her racing pattern, bad luck will strike more often than it doesn't.

What Brooklyn Hustle is proving though is that she is a proper Group One sprinter, with a fourth in the Manikato Stakes last spring at WFA level and almost pinching the Oakleigh Plate under handicap conditions.

The four-year-old is well suited under the Handicap system, where she gets in light with 54kg, and a turn-of-foot that very few horses have.

With clear room, we are yet to see what she can do outside of Moonee Valley with even luck.

Newmarket Handicap FAQs

What time is the Newmarket Handicap run?

The Newmarket Handicap will be run at 3.25pm.

Where is the Newmarket Handicap run?

The Newmarket Handicap is run over 1200m down the Flemington straight.

Who won the 2020 Newmarket Handicap?

Three-year-old Colt Bivouac took out the 2020 Newmarket Handicap.

Who is favourite for the 2021 Newmarket Handicap?

Three-year-old Filly September Run is the hot favourite for the Newmarket Handicap.

How much prize money is the Newmarket Handicap worth?

The Newmarket Handicap is worth $1.25M in prize money, with $750,000 going to the winner.

How can I live stream the Newmarket Handicap?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Newmarket Handicap.



September Run is the one to beat in the Newmarket and our only bet in the race.

Best Bet: September Run To Win @130.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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