Portland Handicap Tips 2020

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When is The Portland Handicap 2020?

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

In 2020 this is on Saturday 12th September and gets underway at 2.25pm

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

Last year, Oxted won the Portland Handicap ridden by Cieren Fallon.

Prize purse was £60000 in 2019 with the winner taking £37,350.

Recent Records:
Top Jockey: Brownie Carslake (5)
Top Horse: Halmahera (3) in 2002, 2003, and 2004
Top Trainer: Richard Marsh (5)

Fastest time: 1:02:44 in 2006 – Fantasy Believer ridden by Jimmy Quinn and trained by John Quinn.

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 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 9th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
1.50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2.25pmScarbrough Stakes2+Listed5f
3.00pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3.35pmSceptre Stakes3+Group 37f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
4.35pmVisit Attheraces.com Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 10th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Class 26 1/2f
1.50pmMay Hill Stakes2Group 2One mile
2.15pmWeatherbys Racing Bank 300,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26 1/2f
3.00pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Group 21m 6 1/2f
3.35pmWatch Free Race Replays On Attheraces.com Handicap3Class 27f
4.10pmDoncaster Handicap3+Class 36f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 11th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmFlying Childers Stakes2Group 25f
1.50pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6 1/2f
2.25pmDoncaster Cup3+Group 22m 2f
3.00pmBritish Ebf Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 4f
3.35pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 26 1/2f
4.05pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Listed7f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f

Saturday 12th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmSky Sport Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
1.50pmChampagne Stakes2Group 27f
2.25pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25 1/2f
3.00pmSt Leger Stakes3Group 11m 6 1/2f
3.35pmPark Stakes3+Group 27f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Nursery Handicap2Class 21m
4.40pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 21m 4f

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