The Group One Newmarket Handicap at Flemington has attracted 13 runners with favourite Spieth and three-year-old Extreme Choice drawn on opposite sides of the field.
Spieth, runner-up in his past two Group One starts at Flemington, has the inside barrier in Saturday’s time-honoured handicap down the 1200m-straight course while Extreme Choice has gate 13 with Joao Moreira to ride.
Last year’s winner The Quarterback has barrier seven while last-start Lightning Stakes winner Terravista has gate 12 and carries topweight of 57kg, with weights raised 0.5kg after Chautauqua’s defection from the race.
Spieth heads markets with Sportsbet.com.au at $3.40 from Extreme Choice at $5.00 and Star Turn at $6.50.
|1||TERRAVISTA||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||12||57kg|
|2||SPIETH (NZ)||Bryce Heys||Hugh Bowman||1||55.5kg|
|3||THE QUARTERBACK||Robbie Griffiths||Craig Newitt||7||55kg|
|4||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||3||54kg|
|5||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2||54kg|
|6||EXTREME CHOICE||Mick Price||Joao Moreira||13||53kg|
|7||ILLUSTRIOUS LAD||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||5||53kg|
|8||TIVACI||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||6||53kg|
|9||STAR TURN||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Glen Boss||11||52.5kg|
|10||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ben Allen (a)||9||52.5kg|
|11||COUNTERATTACK||Chris Waller||Stephen Baster||10||52.5kg|
|12||REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||4||52.5kg|
|13||INSPECTOR||Peter White||Dean Yendall||8||52.5kg|
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