Portland Handicap Tips 2021

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When is The Portland Handicap 2021?

The Portland Handicap is the second race on the final day of the St Leger Festival.

In 2021 this is on Saturday 11th September and gets underway at 1:50pm

The Portland Handicap is a fast paced 5 furlongs and 143 yards which is open to horses aged three years and over.

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

Portland Handicap Results

Portland Handicap
Distance: 5½f (1243 yards) Prize (winner): £38655 Dir: Straight
Runners: 16    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 2     Age Restrictions: 3yo+
Winners Time: 1 mins 8.56s   Avg OR: 95     Median OR: 95.5     Stalls: Centre

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightORTrainerJockey (Claim)Odds
11st5Hurricane Ivor (IRE)49-10102Haggas, W JMarquand, Tom11/2 (Fav)
distracted by horse and taken out of stalls then reloaded, held up towards rear, good headway far side of group chasing leaders 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong to lead towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 20
182nd0.58Boundless Power (IRE)48-1088Appleby, MRyan, Rossa7/1
in touch in mid-division, headway chasing leaders going well approaching final 2f, ridden to lead just over 1f out, ran on but headed close home BF IP MIN 1.48 BF IP MAX 950
103rd0.7515Count Dorsay (IRE)59-496Easterby, T DMcDonald, P J25/1
held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders and squeezed through inside final furlong, kept on in 3rd towards finish, not pace of leading duo BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 400
164th0.517Treacherous78-1189De Giles, EdMitchell, Jack14/1
rearing in stalls, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weaved through and ran on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 950
85thHD13Whenthedealinsdone39-599Teal, R ABuick, William7/1
chased leaders, ridden disputing lead 1f out, soon every chance, no extra towards finish BF IP MIN 2.66 BF IP MAX 1000
46thNK18Mr Wagyu (IRE)69-799Quinn, J JHart, Jason12/1
slight lead until halfway, remained well there, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened towards finish BF IP MIN 9.2 BF IP MAX 1000
147thHD20Beyond Equal68-1290Kittow, W SHornby, Rob22/1
slowly into stride, held up towards rear near side of group, headway chasing leaders halfway, weakened final 100 yards BF IP MIN 4.3 BF IP MAX 960
128thNK12Intrinsic Bond49-395Waggott, Miss TracyQuinn, Jimmy20/1
chased leaders, pushed along and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 5.4 BF IP MAX 960
69thNK6Premier Power49-698Varian, RogerMurphy, Oisin11/1
held up towards rear, headway far side of group 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
310th1.516Venturous (IRE)89-799Barron, T DBeasley, Connor18/1
slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never involved BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 120
211th0.759Stone Of Destiny69-8100Balding, A MSousa, Silvestre De10/1
rearing in stalls, towards rear near side of group, never on terms BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 950
712thHD22Copper Knight (IRE)79-698Easterby, T DAllan, David11/1
prominent near side of group, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
2213th0.510Embour (IRE)68-987Carr, Mrs R ADawson, R25/1
raced towards far side of group, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, still pressing leaders 2f out, weakened inside final 2f BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 960
1314thNSE11Mondammej49-193Brittain, AntonyHardie, Cameron13/2
held up and always towards rear, never involved BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
1515thNK19Kind Review58-1290Waggott, Miss TracyDoyle, Hollie33/1
chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 38 BF IP MAX 1000
1916th4.52Digital (IRE)38-1090Ryan, K AEaves, Tom14/1
raced far side of group, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon hung left and weakened BF IP MIN 17.5 BF IP MAX 1000

Take a look back at the 2014 Portland Handicap

Portland Handicap Tips 2020

As expected it is a wide open Portland Handicap, however, after scrutinising the treds and statistics these four merit a closer look.


The final selection for this race will be sent to VIP Club Members on the morning of the race.

Portland Handicap Stats and Trends

Keith uses a lot of factors to decide on his selections, including the stats and trends over the previous years.

Portland Handicap 12 year Trends and Statistics 2008 – 2019

  • Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 4 and 5.
  • Sex – 11 geldings and one filly have won in the last 12 years.
  • Country – 6 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in the USA and 2 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 10 of the last 12 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 12 winners returned an SP of between 11/1 and 25/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – Only 3 of the last 12 winners started as the SP favourite.
  • Headgear – 9 of the last 12 winners had no headgear.
  • Draw – 10 of the last 12 winners were drawn in stall 12 or higher.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last12 winners had run between 3 and 46 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 2 of the last 12 runners had won on their previous start and 8 of had finished in the first five last time.
  • Weight Carried – All of the last 12 winners carried between 8st 9lb and 9st 4lb.
  • Official Rating – All of the last twelve winners had an official rating of between 94 and 109.

Portland Handicap Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Doncaster5½fGood To Soft16411/29-10102524d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm22314/19-41051428d
Doncaster5½fGood To Soft22512/18-9922214d
Doncaster5½fGood To Soft21416/19-2961224d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm21514/19-51011519d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm22514/19-1951615d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm21520/18-13972128d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm21414/18-12100518d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm22414/19-498911d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm21311/29-69916326d
Doncaster5½fGood To Firm22410/19-12105613d


Other St Leger Festival Races 

Wednesday 8th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:45pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
2:20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2:50pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3:25pmSceptre Stakes3+Class 17f
4:00pmScarbrough Stakes2+Class 1 - Listed5f
4:30pmDownload the At The Races App Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
5:00pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 9th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSilk Series Handicap3+Class 36f
1:50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Group 26f 111y
2:25pmWeatherbys Scientific 200,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26f 111y
3:00pmMay Hill Stakes2Class 11m
3:35pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Class 11m 6f
4:10pmCazoo Handicap3Class 27f
4:45pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 10th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f
1:50pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Class 17f 6y
2:25pmFlying Childers Stakes2Class 15f
3:00pmDoncaster Cup3+Class 12m 1f
3:35pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6f
4:05pmCazoo Handicap3+Class 26f
4:35pmBritish EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

Saturday 11th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:20pmNursery Handicap2Class 21m
1:50pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25f
2:25pmChampagne Stakes2Class 17f 6y
3:00pmCazoo Park Stakes3+Group 27f 6y
3:35pmCazoo St Leger Stakes3Class 1 / Group 11m 6f
4:05pmSky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
5:10pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

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