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Fierce Impact was dominant in the 2019 Toorak Handicap (Getty Images)

Toorak Handicap Information

  • DateSat 10 Oct, 2020
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000
The 2020 Toorak Handicap look a strong edition based on what we have seen thus far into the Spring Carnival.

The key lead up event is through the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, run over 1400m at this course, while there are other Group Two and Three events at WFA level that can also produce Toorak horses.

Showmanship does look a standout type and your likely winner if he were to take his place, but he is also a potential Everest horse with the type of splits that he can run.

2020 Toorak Handicap Betting Odds

Buffalo River$7
Fierce Impact$11
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 7/9/20 - 11.13am

2020 Toorak Handicap Tips

Toorak Handicap 2020 Best Bet - Cascadian

He has been fantastic at WFA level at both runs this campaign and will run once again in the Makybe Diva Stakes before a final decision will be made on whether he takes a WFA or Handicap path.

He has finished off nicely at both runs, finishing fourth in the Lawrence and fourth in the Memsie, now taking a logical step up to the mile.

Having not won at the highest level, he will still be well handicapped under these conditions, better suited than he is at WFA which he is running so well at now.

He has a huge turn of foot on him which means he does settle back, so he is a low percentage play, but he has all the talent in the world.

If he is to take his place in the race, they are going to have to be good to stop him.

Toorak Handicap 2020 Next Best Bet - Junipal

This horse will certainly be low in the weights and will have his chance at the highest level, likely in the Rupert Clarke at his next start before he tackles this race over the mile.

He was a strong winner at Moonee Valley on Feehan Stakes day, well supported in the market after a great run behind Showmanship first-up.

If he was to meet Showmanship in this race, it is hard to see him turning the tables, but without him, the race opens right up for him.

He ran in an Epsom last year was not disgraced, but does look to have taken the improvement needed to take the step up to this level with a feather weight.

Toorak Handicap 2020 Roughie - I Am Superman

He was explosive in a Handicap over 1400m on Memsie Stakes day, putting pay to a nice field.

The Rupert Clarke will be his next start, at Group One level, and if he were to run well in that event, the step up to the mile with a light weight would be right up his alley.

He has tactical speed and a turn of foot that puts pay to anything making a run down the outside, as he already has the tactical advantage to beat them.

Push button horses can win this race and that is exactly what he is, a short turn of foot that spaces his opposition.

Toorak Handicap FAQ

What date is the 2020 Toorak Handicap?

The 2020 Toorak Handicap is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Caulfield.

What time is the 2020 Toorak Handicap?

The Toorak Handicap generally starts at around 4pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Toorak Handicap?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Toorak Handicap and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2019 Toorak Handicap?

Fierce Impact won the 2019 Toorak Handicap.

What distance is the Toorak Handicap?

The Toorak Handicap is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Toorak Handicap?

We're with Cascadian as the best bet in the 2020 Toorak Handicap.


We will be backing Cascadian and I Am Superman in the futures markets.
Best Bet: Cascadian To Win @12.00 at Sportsbet - 4 Units
Roughie: I Am Superman To Win @17.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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