2021 Newmarket Handicap Betting Odds at Flemington racecourse

Saturday, 06 March 2021

We’re counting down to the 2021 Newmarket Handicap which happens to be a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 handicap race and it takes place as part of the VRC Autumn Racing Carnival. It’s one of the highlight horse races when it comes to the overall meeting, with a purse of around $1,250,000 available and we advise comparing the latest racing odds to try and pick out the value.

Redkirk Warrior won the Newmarket Handicap in 2017 and 2018, although recent encounters have been won by Sunlight in 2019 and Bivouac in 2020. The latter will run in the Godolphin colours once again, although it remains to be seen whether the horse can topple the current race favourite.

September Run the Betting Favourite for Newmarket Handicap

September Run is a talented three-year-old who looks like he will take all the beating for the 2021 Newmarket Handicap considering that he has currently enjoyed a consecutive hat-trick of wins at Flemington Racecourse, with the Chris Waller-trained charge really announcing himself in the listed G H Mumm Cap d'Antibes Stakes on 12 September at 14/1.

There was then a victory in the listed Seppelt Wines Poseidon Stakes a few weeks later when obliging as the 6/4 favourite before the horse stepped up to run in graded company and he was able to land the spoils when winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes on 31 October when obliging over six furlongs.

There should be more to come from September Run who will have jockey Craig A Williams on board for this big race at the Autumn Racing Carnival, with the horse having been given plenty of rest in the lead up to this race.

Bivouac Bidding to Win Back-to-Back Titles

Bivouac was the 9/2 winner of the Newmarket Handicap last season and has looked fairly impressive in his three performances to date, with the horse finishing third in a Group 2 encounter at Randwick in mid September and there was then a fine outing in The Everest where the James Cummings-trained charge was a narrow second behind Classique Legend.

Bivouac then won the Darley Sprint Classic on 7 November and surely needs to be considered for this race considering that he already has the pedigree. Betting odds of 8/1 make plenty of appeal considering that we’d be surprised if the horse is out of the frame.

Wild Ruler and Nature Strip come next in the betting, with the former having finished third behind September Run in his last outing when running on pretty strongly in the six furlong encounter on good ground, while the latter is was second behind Bivouac in the Darley Sprint Classic and will surely go close again.