Betting On The 2010 Chairman’s Handicap

April 8th, 2010

At Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse the $150,000 Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) is due to jump at 4.20pm this Saturday.

The penultimate of nine races, the Group 2 event will see 11 classy horses compete to form part of the Australian Derby Day.

Heading into the 2010 Chairman’s Handicap topping the odds is Precedence at $2.20. The Bart Cummings trained gelding has won his last three starts – all over the staying distance and also has the advantage of barrier two on Saturday.

Heading into the 2010 Chairman’s Handicap topping the odds is Precedence at $2.20.

On the gelding’s outside – barrier three – is No Wine No Song, and it seems eyes should be on these two to battle it out, as the gelding is at $7.50. The Randwick-based starter came third in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) last weekend, and is a contender for Saturday’s race.

Surprisingly, Harris Tweed is ahead in the odds of No Wine No Song at $6, despite coming sixth in last week’s The BMW, and will start next to the third place finisher in barrier four.

The Embassy is another contender coming into the race at $7.50. Finishing third to the winner and favourite for the Chairman’s Handicap – Precedence, in the Manion Quality Cup (2400m), the gelding could be a lucrative punt.

Also taking place on Saturday at Randwick will be the headlining $1.3 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1200m) and the Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).

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