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Stradbroke Handicap Tips - Will Dawn Passage handle the back-up?

  • Can Dawn Passage provide a first Stradbroke Handicap for champion trainer Gai Waterhouse?
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Victory Stakes winner Victorem is the second favourite for the 2020 Group One Stradbroke this Saturday. (Getty)
 

Stadbroke Handicap 2020 Tips

Queensland's most famous and sort after race is the Group One Stradbroke Handicap which dates all the way back to 1890.

Run over the 1400 metres via "Headquarters" in Brisbane at Eagle Farm, this famous seven furlong handicap is one Australia's hardest races to win and has seen the likes Rough Habit (two occasions), All Our Mob and Dane Ripper as some of the notable past champions.

Last Saturday's Fred Best Classic winner Dawn Passage is the current $5 favourite with Sportsbet to win the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm on June 6.

Stadbroke Handicap Information


  • DateSat 05 Jun, 2021
  • Race Time04:30
  • RacecourseEagle Farm
  • Race Distance1400 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,500,000

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Odds

Horses
Odds
Dawn Passage$5
Trekking$6
Victorem$8
Exhilarates$11
Tyzone$11
Vega One$11
Niccanova$12
Hightail$13
Ranier$13
Kementari$15

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 01/06/2020 - 12.00pm

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Best Bet - Dawn Passage @ $5.00

Saturday's Fred Best Classic winner was ridden like a good thing by jockey Brad Stewart to secure his slot in this week's group one with yet another arrogant victory and despite the three quarter of a length margin not strongly suggesting it, it was another dominant win.

A $150,000 yearling purchase at the 2018 Inglis Premier Sales, this colt can add further value to his stud credentials with a group one major on the resume and dropping a whopping 7kg to carry just 50kg this week, it's the perfect chance to bring that up.

One of few fancies arriving to the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap in consistent winning form and prepared by the powerful Gai Waterhouse operation who's yet to take this feature out, there's a nice sense of timing for Dawn Passage as the best bet despite drawing out, although he has the versatility to potentially offset that.


Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Value Bet - Tyzone @ $11.00

If we're looking at the contenders from the Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm on May 23 then the fifth-placing from this honest stalwart was arguably the run of that race with this feature in mind.

Settling at the rear on that occasion over the six furlong journey after drawing out, Tyzone was strong late over the six furlongs there when motoring home out wide as of the eye-catching performances via that lead-up event.

Tyzone was runner-up in the 2019 Stradbroke to Trekking but with a huge weight swing on that defending champion this time around and hitting this fourth-up, he has to be considered as one of the better each way chances this year at a double figure quote and was likely lacking heading back anyway, so the draw isn't quite as important for him.


Stradbroke Handicap 2020 FAQ

When is the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap?

The Group One Stradbroke Handicap in 2020 will be run on Saturday, June 6 at Eagle Farm.

The race number and start time are yet ro be confirmed.

How to bet on the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap?

To place a bet on the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap, you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Corporate bookies provide betting markets on the Stradbroke Handicap well in advance of the race date and provide best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading into the race.

How much is the Stradbroke Handicap worth?

In 2020, The Stradbroke Handicap is worth $350,000.

$203,000 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Stradbroke Handicap?

Trekking won the 2019 Stradbroke Handicap.

He's expected to line-up again in 2020 following victory in the 2020 Goodwood.

Where is the Stradbroke Handicap held?

The Stradbroke Handicap is traditionally run at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, the headquarters of Brisbane Racing.

In 2015 it was held at Doomben over 1350 metres due to renovations at Eagle Farm.

What distance is the Stradbroke Handicap?

The Stradbroke Handicap is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

                                                                                                                 

Verdict

Dawn Passage will be hard to hold out with just 50kg on his back in the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap.

Tyzone was runner-up last year and off a strong Victory Stakes run, he should be respected at a good price.

Best Bet: Dawn Passage To Win @5.00 at Sportsbet - 4 Units
Value Bet: Tyzone To Win @11.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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