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2021 Toorak Handicap Tips, Preview & Best Bets
- The Toorak Handicap is a Group One on Saturday's Melbourne meeting
- This feature is run over 1600 metres at Caulfield
- Can I'm Thunderstruck claim a deserved Group One?
I'm Thunderstruck is the horse to beat in the Toorak Handicap. (Getty)
The Toorak Handicap is one of three Group One events contested on Caulfield Guineas Day, which is the first of three feature programs run over the Caulfield Cup Carnival.
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A famous 1600m race that dates all the way back to 1881, the key lead-up event is generally the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes run a fortnight earlier, while the handicap conditions sees big and competitve fields assembled each year.
2021 Toorak Handicap Betting Odds
|1||TOFANE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||3||58kg||$9.50|
|2||SUPERSTORM||Danny O'Brien||Damien Oliver||10||56.5kg||$11|
|3||SIERRA SUE (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Daniel Moor||11||56kg||$12|
|4||ELEPHANT (NZ)||Emma-Lee & David Browne||Damian Lane||5||55.5kg||$5.50|
|5||LUNAR FOX||Paul Preusker||Brett Prebble||13||54kg||$81|
|6||DICE ROLL (FR)||Nick Ryan||Fred Kersley||1||53.5kg||$10|
|7||HARBOUR VIEWS (FR)||Matthew Williams||Michael Dee||14||53kg||$34|
|8||QUANTUM MECHANIC||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Craig Newitt||6||52.5kg||$21|
|9||AYSAR||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||7||52kg||$31|
|10||IRISH FLAME (NZ)||Brett Scott||Matthew Cartwright (a)||12||52kg||$151|
|11||I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Jye McNeil||4||52kg||$2.80|
|12||SO YOU ASSUME||Shane Nichols||Dean Yendall||9||52kg||$18|
|13||SECOND SLIP (NZ)||Will Clarken||Ms Linda Meech||2||52kg||$18|
|14||EMBOLISM||Danny O'Brien||Damien Thornton||8||52kg||$34|
2021 Toorak Handicap Tips
I'm ThunderstruckToorak Handicap 2021 Best BetGET 9/5 HERE
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Toorak Handicap 2021 Best Bet - I'm Thunderstruck
He was incredibly unlucky not to win the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes after copping plenty of checks coming into the straight and getting well out of his ground out the back.
This time he draws much more favourably in barrier four where he can settle closer in the run which will actually have him within a striking distance on the bend.
I'm Thunderstruck is short for a handicap, but deservedly so as he would be carrying more weight had he of won the Rupert Clarke last start.
Toorak Handicap 2021 Next Best Bet - Elephant
He showed in the Sandown Stakes that he has proper ability and that his Feehan Stakes second was no fluke.
Elephant gets 1kg off Superstorm which could reverse that Feehan Stakes result here, and he has great tactical speed to settle near the pace and have a good start on the like of I'm Thunderstruck.
He has a great will to win and if the favourite has no luck once again, this gelding could shoot clear and prove too hard to reel in.
Toorak Handicap 2021 Value Bet - Aysar
I keep falling for him, but back down in the weights and a similar run to what we saw in the Rupert Clarke says that he can be competitive.
Aysar had every chance last week at Flemington, but I am not sure the big weight suited him, it is like it took away his turn of foot.
From gate seven, he is going to likely find a spot two or three from the lead, and back to the Caulfield mile suits where he was placed second in the Caulfield Guineas last year.
We will be having our main bet on I'm Thunderstruck, saving on Elephant and just having one unit on Aysar in case of a blowout.
Best Bet: I'm Thunderstruck To Win @180.00 at BetMGM - 7 Units
Next Best Bet: Elephant To Win @450.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units