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TL Baillieu Handicap

The TL Baillieu Handicap is a Group 3 handicap race for two-year-old gallopers held annually in April at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and offers $150,000 in prize money. The 2019 TL Baillieu Handicap was won by Bellevue Hill from Strasbourg with Fortress Command third.

This race has been run as 'The Schweppervescence' in recent years and takes place on Group 1 Tancred Stakes day on the final day of the three-day Golden Slipper Festival.

TL Baillieu Handicap info

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 2yo Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000
2019 Winner: Bellevue Hill

The TL Baillieu Handicap is raced over a distance of 1400 metres and the handicap conditions of this race suits improving two-year-olds who can beat the handicapper and get in with a light weight.

Suiting those 2yo gallopers who might not be up the high pressure scamper of the feature race of the day, the Golden Slipper Stakes, the TL Baillieu Handicap provides the ideal lead up to the Group 1 ATC Champagne Stakes over 1600m on the final day of the Sydney autumn racing carnival at Randwick.

Both Skilled (2010) and Onemorenomore (2009) won the TL Baillieu Handicap on their way to winning the ATC Champagne Stakes while prior to that Mentality (2006) took out both races.

Bellevue Hill (2019) finished runner-up on the Group 2 Todman Stakes over 1200m at Randwick before leading all the way to win this event in stylish fashion for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable.

Recent TL Baillieu Handicap winners include Irukandji (2018) and The Mission (2017).

2019 TL Baillieu Handicap result

1. $2.90 Bellevue Hill 58.0 Tim Clark
2. $6.00 Strasbourg 57.5 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $7.50 Fortress Command 56.0 Brett Prebble

then followed
4. $9.00 Autocratic 55.5 Corey Brown
5. $31.00 Dawn Too Good 54.0 Christian Reith
6. $7.50 La Tene 57.0 James McDonald
7. $71.00 Seporto 53.5 Craig Williams
8. $13.00 Persan 54.0 Tommy Berry
9. $41.00 Chabrol 53.5 Andrew Adkins
10. $7.50 Rome 57.0 Blake Shinn

Margins: 2 len, 1 len
Time: 1:28.21

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TL Baillieu Handicap winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Bellevue Hill Strasbourg Fortress Command 1:28.2
2018 Irukandji Aristocratic Miss Spin 1:24.5
2017 The Mission Astoria Muraahib 1:27.5
2016 Attention Prized Icon Crafty Cop 1:23.8
2015 Takedown Street Rapper Mine Two 1:24.1
2014 Bachman Scratch Me Lucky Veuvelicious 1:26.8
2013 Champollion Ideal Guide Rightoncue 1:26.2
2012 Flying Snitzel Dear Demi Strength 1:23.4
2011 Do You Think Cocky Raider Satirical Boy 1:24.5
2010 Skilled Fashion Kudakulari 1:24.5