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Wenona Girl Handicap

The Wenona Girl Handicap is a Group 3 quality handicap for mares that takes place in March each year at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Wenona Girl Handicap was won by Sugar Bella from Miss Que with Perizada third.

This race was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and is held on the same day as the Group 1 Randwick Guineas and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes.

Wenona Girl Handicap info

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Mares Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Sugar Bella

The Wenona Girl Handicap is a handicap event for mares only that tends to assemble a field of more than handy types, rather than the elite. Most of the time the winner will simply be an above average galloper who will be competitive in similar type races for females.

Emerging mares who have beaten the handicapper can often come to the fore in these types of races, while any classier females engaged are certainly capable of getting the job done under a big impost.

A race such as the Gr3 Birthday Card Stakes on Golden Slipper day at Rosehill may be next on the agenda for mares contesting this event and classy Les Bridge trained mare Avoid Lightning (5th in 2014) won the Birthday Card Stakes after fifth here. Peter & Paul Snowden trained mare Artistry (4th in 2016) took out the Gr3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap after running fourth in this race.

Sugar Bella (2018) took out a BM78 race over 1400m at Randwick before finishing strongly to win this event and recent Wenona Girl Handicap winners include Rocket Commander (2017) and Savoureux (2016).

2018 Wenona Girl Handicap result

1. $2.30 Sugar Bella 53.0 Jason Collett
2. $10.00 Miss Que 53.0 Corey Brown
3. $12.00 Perizada 53.5 Christian Reith

then followed
4. $8.00 Ravi 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $26.00 Gibraltar Girl 53.0 Andrew Adkins
6. $26.00 My Country 53.0 Ms Rachel King
7. $4.20 Slow Burn 53.0 Tim Clark
8. $101.00 Smart Amelia 53.0 Ms Winona Costin
9. $101.00 Conchita 53.0 Ms Jess Taylor
10. $17.00 Miss Gunpowder 55.0 Glyn Schofield
11. $41.00 Imposing Lass 55.0 Jay Ford

Margins: 0.1 len, 0.5 len
Time: 1:08.85

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Wenona Girl Handicap winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Sugar Bella Miss Que Perizada 1:08.8
2017 Rocket Commander Hieroglyphics Zestful 1:13.8
2016 Savoureux Private Secretary Flashing Speed 1:09.5
2015 Griante I Love It Slots 1:08.6
2014 A Time For Julia Lilliburlero Recoinage 1:09.9
2013 Choice Words Ladys Angel Cathay Lady 1:09.6
2012 Rose Of Peace Quidnunc Alberton Park 1:10.5
2011 Ofcourseican Flying Success Trim 1:08.9