Standish Handicap 2024 Race Details

Race 8 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 13th of January 2024.

The Standish Handicap is a Group 3 race held at Flemington Racecourse and is raced over 1200 metres. It is run under handicap conditions. The total prize money is $250,000 this year.

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

Standish Handicap 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Short favourite Sghirripa will take beating. Has speed and from barrier 1 can lead these up. The Astrologist will be right up there on the pace and is well suited to this field. Curran is hit and miss but best efforts should give this race a shake. Treasured Star is a place hope while Crosshaven is a nightmare to catch but can pull out a win occasionally.

Standish Handicap 2024 Runner by Runner

1. The Astrologist (3)

Ran 3rd in this race in 2022. Back from a stint overseas. Didn’t do much fresh but should be strips fitter and does have a good record here. Can plonk up on the speed from the good draw and gets the very in form Lane to steer.

2. Sghirripa (1)

Building a super record and can ping to the front from barrier 1. Short enough in early markets but strikes the right race here to go on with things.

3. Treasured Star (5)

Solid jump out and winnable weight. The stable are having a quiet patch but this race is winnable.

4. Curran (6)

Doesn’t win out of turn but suited by the conditions and looks well placed in this field. Each way claims against these.

5. Crosshaven (4)

Too hard to catch. Good enough to win but looking for others.

6. Snapper (2)

Won this race last year. Didn’t find any form last prep. Keep an eye on the market for any moves.

7. Poland (7)

Prefer others.

Standish Handicap 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
1 The Astrologist
2 Sghirripa
3 Treasured Star
4 Curran

Previews for other races this week

Listed January Cup 2024 (Rosehill 2000m)

Listed Miss Andretti Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1100m)

Rest. Listed Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2024 (Gold Coast 1200m)

Rest. Listed Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2024 (Gold Coast 1400m)

Rest. Listed Magic Millions Cup 2024 (Gold Coast 1400m)

Standish Handicap 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Sghirripa
= 2nd 5 Crosshaven 3 lengths
= 2nd 4 Curran 3 lengths
4th 7 Poland 5.8 lengths

Dead Heat for 2nd

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.