Newmarket Handicap 2024 Race Details

Race 5 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 9th of March 2024.

The Newmarket Handicap is a Group 1 race held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. The total prize money is $1,500,000 this year.

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

Newmarket Handicap 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Imperatriz can continue on its winning ways here from the good draw. Has to carry weight but you’d be braver than me taking on a horse who is 18 wins from 24 starts. $2.40 is over the odds. Magic Time has good ability and won well at the end of last prep. Buenos Noches wasn’t given much hope first up but seemed just fair while Espiona is hit and miss but its best can run into the placings.

Newmarket Handicap 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Imperatriz (3)

Best horse in the country at the moment and maps for a dream run from barrier 3. Simply looks the winner, regardless of weight.

2. Bella Nipotina (4)

Honest as the day is long and can find the placings in this field from the good draw.

3. Buenos Noches (9)

I’m a fan of this guy but he is unders here. Not given much hope last run but then again wasn’t exactly – can beat Imperatriz – material. A recent trial was average and happy to take him on.

4. Espiona (8) – scratched

5. Ruthless Dame (2)

Can’t have.

6. Magic Time (12)

Put together some very good efforts last prep and has stacks of ability. Can’t tip him against the favourite but he should be thereabouts and loves this track and trip.

7. The Astrologist (14)

Ran 2nd in this race in 2022. Can’t have.

8. Benedetta (11)

Classy runner that didn’t have a lot of luck fresh and flies second up. Can win.

9. It’sourtime (1)

Can’t have.

10. Master Fay (10)

Prefer others.

11. Rey Magnerio (7) – scratched

12. Sghirripa (6)

Has the talent but this looks a step too far this early on. Place chance at best.

13. Skew Wiff (5)

Can’t have.

14. Cylinder (13)

Classy runner when on song but would want to see a market push.

Newmarket Handicap 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 Imperatriz
6 Magic Time
4 Espiona
2 Bella Nipotina

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Stakes 2024 (Newcastle 1400m)  – Friday

Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 1 Randwick Guineas 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Canterbury Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 2 Challenge Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1000m)

Group 2 Reisling Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Todman Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Wenona Girl Quality 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Aspiration Quality 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2024 (Bunbury 2000m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2024 (Bunbury 1400m)

Listed Canberra Cup 2024 (Canberra 2000m)  – Sunday

Listed Black Opal Stakes 2024 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2024 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed Canberra Guineas 2024 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2024 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Memorial Cup 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Manihi Classic 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Newmarket Handicap 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 14 Cylinder  
2nd 1 Imperatriz 1.25 lengths
3rd 7 The Astrologist 1.55 lengths
4th 8 Benedetta 1.65 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 4. Espiona, 11 Rey Magnerio.