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2020 Toorak Handicap Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Toorak Handicap Tips
Junipal is our best bet in the Toorak Handicap (Getty)

Toorak Handicap Information


  • DateSat 09 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time06:00
  • 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.

Junipal looks well suited in this event, but we cannot rule out Cascadian near the top of the weights due to class alone.

2020 Toorak Handicap Betting Odds


Number
Horse
TrainerJockey
Barrier
Odds
1Mr QuickieP. StokesJ. Kah2$14
2CascadianJ. CummingsD. Oliver6$12
3So Si BonT. Dabernig & B. HayesL. Nolen12$26
4I Am SupermanP & P. SnowdenM. Zahra7$8
5SuperstormG & A. WilliamsW. Pike13$9
6Chief IronsideK. LeesH. Bowman3$21
7Mandela EffectS. BruntonC. Newitt8$34
8ReykjavicL. SmithD. Yendall14$26
9Achernar StarL. SmithJ. Mott1$31
10SikandarabadS. KavanaghJ. McNeil10$51
11SircconiN. RyanD. Stackhourse11$16
12Age Of ChivalryM. Ellerton & S. ZahraD. Lane15$21
13JunipalC. Maher & D. EustaceJ. Allen9$4.80
14HarlechM. MoroneyM. Dee4$34
15Buffalo RiverM. MoroneyC. Williams5$3.90
Odds courtesy of Unibet Australia & correct at 3.50pm on 07/10/2020

2020 Toorak Handicap Tips

Toorak Handicap 2020 Best Bet - Junipal

This horse has been in great form this prep, running third to Showmanship first-up, before winning two in impressive style, especially the lastest win by four lengths.

He looks well weighted in the field with 55.5kg and on an upwards projectory which will see him fight out the finish.

Barrier nine looks perfect, looking as if he will settle midfield in a three wide line, and explode as he did last start at this track.

The mile is not a worry, so expect Junipal to jump as the race favourite.

Toorak Handicap 2020 Next Best Bet - I Am Superman

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

He then went to Sydney and beat Riodini in the Shannon Stakes, who then went on to finish third in the Epsom Handicap, so he is very well suited here.

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 2020 Value Bet - Cascadian 

He was fantastic at WFA level at his first two runs of the campaign before being something licked in the Rupert Clarke, not seeing the light of day.

What is really in his favour in this race, is he steps up from 1400m to the mile which he has been crying out for.

He has been handicapped to his best, but only gives Junipal 3kg and I Am Superman 1kg.

His turn of foot when clear is something very eye-catching, so from barrier six, watch for Oliver to get him off the fence and to find a gap as they turn into the straight.


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 Junipal as the best bet in the 2020 Toorak Handicap.

US

Verdict

Having already backed Cascadian and I Am Superman, we are happy to back Junipal.

Best Bet: Junipal To Win @380 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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