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Standish Handicap 2021 Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds

  • The Standish Handicap is run at Group Three level down the Flemington straight
  • The race is run on New Years Day
  • Justin Darcy provides his preview
Standish Handicap Tips
Defiant Dancer looks the hardest to beat in the 2021 Standish Handicap (Getty)
The 2021 Standish Handicap will be run on January 1st down the Flemington straight over 1200m, under handicap conditions.

With a small field set to run, there looks to be two high class Flemington horses that are still working their way through the grades.

Get your Standish Handicap Tips here.

2021 Standish Handicap Odds

1GraffD. O'BrienD. Oliver4$7
2William ThomasJ. PriceM. Dee3$7
3MorrissyL & T. CorstensC. Williams2$6.50
4Sirius SuspectS. HasanJ. Kah6$4.50
5Southern Lad J. O'SheaJ. McNeil1$8
6NeighbourhoodE. JusufovicD. Moor5$17
7AlbuminG. Ryan & S. AlexiouM. Poy8$20
8Defiant DancerP. StokesD. Stackhouse7$3.50
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct on December 30

Standish Handicap 2021 Tips

Standish Handicap 2021 Best Bet - Defiant Dancer

This gelding has now won four on the trot, including a dominant three length win down the Flemington straight last start.

Two back, he was too strong for stable mate That Girl, now rising in class to face his toughest test thus far into his career.

What he has in his favour is an explosive turn-of-foot that will suit the race shape of the small field, as well as the last start straight track win next to his name.

If Defiant Dancer can produce anything like he did last start then he is going to be mighty hard to beat.

Standish Handicap 2021 Next Best Bet - Sirius Suspect

A great last start winner at Pakenham, two starts back he was third on Melbourne Cup day to Exhilirates and TheAstrologist, some very strong sprinting form lines heading into the summer.

He loves Flemington and he loves the straight, having won twice and placed twice from five attempts at the track and trip, as well as having won seven of 15 over 1200m.

Although he has shown some good form on soft ground, he seems to relish fimer footing, which is exactly what he got last start and will get on Saturday.

He is the horse who is already at this level coming into the race and the one who our top selection needs to beat.

Standish Handicap 2021 Value Bet - Neighbourhood

This mare has been in good form this prep, running fourth in the Linlithgow first-up before running third in the Heffernan, both behind Kemelpasa.

She has been at big odds at both starts back this prep and has again opened at a decent quote.

Neighbourhood has won four of her 12 starts so she does know how to win, but now stepping up to this level, needs to rack up that win to ensure connections that she is good enough to keep competing at this level.

She will sit back and with any speed on in the race, will be the one to watch late off the back of Defiant Dancer.

Standish Handicap FAQs

What time is the Standish Handicap run?

The Standish Handicap is run at 4.20pm on New Years Day.

What distance is the Standish Handicap?

1200m is the distance of the Standish Handicap.

What is the prize money of the Standish Handicap?

The total prize money of the Standish Handicap is $160,000 with $96,000 going to first place.

How can I live stream the Standish Handicap?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Standish Handicap.



We will be backing Defiant Dancer to win, Sirius Suspect as our saver and a small wager on Neighbourhood,

Best Bet: Defiant Dancer To Win @250.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Sirius Suspect To Win @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units
Value Bet: Neighbourhood To Win @1600.0 at Borgata Sports - 3 Units

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