2024 Glasshouse Handicap Details

Race 7 at Sunshine Coast Racecourse on Sunday 14th July 2024.

The Glasshouse Handicap is a Listed race held at Sunshine Coast over 1400 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money this year is $300,000.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Glasshouse Handicap page.

Glasshouse Handicap 2024 Preview

Track: Heavy 10 Weather: Cloudy

There are 14 runners for the 2024 TAB Glasshouse Handicap with 7 geldings, one horse and 6 mares. There are six 4YOs, one 5YO, three 6YOs, one 7YO and three 8YOs. Four runners had their last start in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes over 1350m at Ipswich on 22 June (won by At Witz End), three in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic over 1200m at Ipswich on 22 June (won by Wollombi) and two in the Listed Hinkler Handicap over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 15th June (won by Willinga Beast), while the rest came via different races. Two runners are sired by So You Think. Trainer David Vandyke has 2 runners.

The betting is very open. Early favouritism is shared between Tasmanian galloper The Inevitable who flew home for 4th in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap last start, Wategos who finished 3rd in the Eye Liner, and Punch Lane who was a 2 length winner over 1400m at Sunshine Coast on 6th July. Wollombi won the Gai Waterhouse last start, while Midnight In Tokyo finished 2 lengths 6th in that race after being inconvenienced. The other runners are currently $10 or more.

2024 Glasshouse Handicap Runner by Runner

1. The Inevitable (12)

Tasmanian galloper who flew home for 4th in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap last start. Must respect.

2. Rocketing By (14)

Runner-up in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes over 1350m at Ipswich on 22 June (won by At Witz End). Not the worst.

3. At Witz End (9)

Won the Eye Liner Stakes and has won at this track before. Can be in the finish.

4. Irish Songs (5)

Won this race last year. Only beat one runner home in the Listed Hinkler Handicap over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 15th June (won by Willinga Beast). Looks safely held.

5. En Francais (10)

Hasn’t raced for 9 weeks after winning the Group 3 Cummings Stakes over 1600m at Morphettville. Having his first start for his new trainer. Not out of it.

6. Sinawann (1)

Prefer others.

7. Wategos (7)

Finished 3rd in the Eye Liner after being hampered and held up. One of the main chances.

8. What You Need (8)

Finished 12th in the Group 3 WJ Healy over 1200m at Eagle Farm on 29th June. Unlikely.

9. Ita (13)

Awkwardly drawn. Prefer others.

10. Punch Lane (2)

On an 8 day back-up. Was a 2 length winner over 1400m at Sunshine Coast on 6th July. Chance.

11. Grey River (3)

Gets a good barrier. Place chance.

12. Willinga Beast (4)

Won the Listed Hinkler Handicap last start. Could place.

13. Wollombi (6)

Won the Gai Waterhouse Classic. Strong chance.

14. Midnight In Tokyo (11)

Finished 2 lengths 6th in the Gai Waterhouse after being inconvenienced. Mud runner. Watch the betting.

Glasshouse Handicap 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
7 Wategos
13 Wollombi
1 The Inevitable
3 At Witz End

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes 2024 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Beaufine Stakes 2024 (Belmont 1000m)

2024 Glasshouse Handicap Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Punch Lane
2nd 3 At Witz End 2.8 lengths
3rd 7 Wategos 3.1 lengths
4th 1 The Inevitable 3.3 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratching: 2. Rocketing By.