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Some key facts on the Toorak Handicap

A look at the history of the Group One Toorak Handicap to be run at Caulfield.

Some key facts on the Toorak Handicap

A look at the history of the Group One Toorak Handicap to be run at Caulfield.

TOSEN STARDOM winning the Emirates Stakes during 2017 Stakes Day at Flemington
TOSEN STARDOM winning the Emirates Stakes during 2017 Stakes Day at Flemington Picture:Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

TOORAK HANDICAP

1600m, $500,000, handicap


HISTORY

* First run in 1881 when won by Josephine

* Group One since 1979

* Run over 1700m 1931-35, 1800m 1891, Run at Flemington 1940-43

NOTABLE WINNERS

* The Trump (1937), Royal Gem (1946), Galilee (1966), Tobin Bronze (1967), Gunsynd (1971), All Shot (1972), Leilani (1974), Magari (1982), Cole Diesel (1989), Umrum (1999 & 2000), Alamosa (2008), More Joyous (2010), Solzhenitsyn (2012,13),Trust In A Gust Horseform  (2014), Tosen Stardom Horseform  (2017)

TALKING POINTS

* Tosen Stardom last year gave Darren Weir Horseform  his third win in the past four years. This year he saddles Black Heart Bart Horseform , Cliff's Edge, Land Of Plenty and Lord Langley

* Only three trainers have been successful in the past six years. Darren Weir three times, Robert Heathcote twice and Lindsay Park who have Muraaqeb running this year

* European Godolphin galloper Jungle Cat is aiming to become first since Trust In A Gust in 2014 to win Sir Rupert Clarke-Toorak Handicap double

WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING:

"He's back up to 59 kilograms but I think that against those horses he's very capable of being competitive with them at that weight" - Hartnell's trainer James Cummings

"I'm confident the barrier beat him last time. He came from gate 13 and just had to press forward and it fired him up for a furlong" - Dollar For Dollar's trainer Tony McEvoy

"He's a lightweight chance. There looks like there will be good speed on and he should just camp behind them and then hopefully he just gets a bit of luck" - Radipole's trainer Mike Moroney

""I thought he hit a bit of a flat spot in the Epsom around 200 metres out but in the last 100 metres when I could get at him again he really came on. That's what I really liked, he was doing his best work late and hopefully he can do the same again on Saturday" - Muraaqeb's jockey Cory Parish Horseform 

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