1:15 PM (AEDST) Monday, January 1 at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

A big day of horse racing will take place this weekend at Flemington, with the Standish Handicap set to be the feature race.



Race 1 – New Year Plate (1000 metres)

Race 2 – Straight Draw Handicap (1400 metres)

Race 3 – Byron Moore Handicap (2000 metres)

Race 4 – Summer Racing Handicap (2000 metres)

Race 5 – Red Tempo Handicap (1700 metres)

Race 6 – Standish Handicap (1200 metres)

Race 7 – Bagot Handicap (2800 metres)

Race 8 – Nouvelle Star Handicap (1400 metres)



Key Race

Race 6 – Standish Handicap – This Group 3 main event will see a total of $150,000 in prize money up for grabs. Flippant will start this race as the favourite and will also be resuming after a four month spell. She’s very comfortable with this distance and has performed reasonably well at this track. Has drawn an awkward barrier. Is well suited for a strong, race winning performance here. Tshahitsi ended his last campaign with 3 wins from 4 starts. He’ll be resuming here after a 6 month spell and is expected to add to his tally of 2 first up wins. He’s very well suited to this distance and will be looking very tough to beat. Miss Wonderland resumed last start after an 11 month break, scoring a first up race win. He’ll be second up here and won second up last time. Toy Boy is in top form right now thanks to scoring a pair of wins in his last two starts. Will be in the mix here.


Betting: Slippant $4.00; Tshahitsi $4.80; Miss Wonderland $5.00; Toy Boy $5.00; Chamois Road $6.50; Lord Of The Sky $16.00; Search Squad $18.00; I’m Telling Ya $19.00; Hokkaido $41.00; Double Bluff $51.00; Sentinum $51.00; Diamond Oasis $51.00; Adirondack $51.00.