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Newmarket Handicap 2018 – Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2018

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Group 1 $1.25 million Newmarket Handicap – Flemington Racecourse,
Saturday 10 March 2018

The Newmarket Handicap is a Group 1 Open Handicap race held each March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and has prize money of $1.25 million. The race is run over a distance of 1200. iTipsports will be there with all the action with our Melbourne Racing Tips.

The Newmarket Handicap is a brilliant race that shares equal billing on what is called Super Saturday at Flemington Racecourse with the Group 1 Australian Cup. The Day also includes a number of Group 2 and 3 races like the Sires Produce to round off a great days racing.


Newmarket Handicap Racing Tips and Betting

Newmarket Handicap Tips are sent out the day before race day and on race day our Late Mail email with the final look at the race from iTipsports exclusive Melbourne Racing Tips analyst Pete Brinky. Pete is one of Australia’s most informed and best judges of Racing form for over 25 years and he will be there with all of the form and tips for a big Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2018.

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Newmarket Handicap Tips and odds
As is normally the case, we have a wide open market for the Newmarket Handicap in Melbourne Racing Tips this year.
$8 – Redzel
$11 – Merchant Navy, Brave Smash,
$13 – Impending
$15 – Redkirk Warrior, Chautauqua, Hey Doc, She Will Reign, Rich Charm, In Her Time, Invincible Star, Viddera


The Newmarket Handicap is the premier handicap sprint event held at Flemington and is run down the 1200m straight. The race has been won by many of our finest sprinters over the years, such as Black Caviar (2011), Miss Andretti (2007), Takeover Target (2006), Alinghi (2005), General Nediym (1998), Schillaci (1992) and Special (1998).

The Flemington ‘Straight Six’ 1200m course is a straight track with no turns and horses with proven records at the course and distance are ones to look as strong chances. The Lighting Stakes and Oakleigh Plate are the lead up races as form guide for this race. Lankan Rupee (2014) won the Oakleigh Plate over 1100m at Caulfield before taking out this event.

The winning connections of the Newmarket Handicap would look to head for the riches of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2018 and either The Galaxy or the TJ Smith Stakes also over 1200m.


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