Stawell Gift 2016: Stuart Rooke heads odds

Posted by on 24/3/2016
Filled in: Athletics

Teenage sprint sensation Jack Hale is the best backed runner to win Monday’s Stawell Gift thanks to an extra metre handicap compared to last year.

The 17 year old Tasmanian is off 3.25m and is only on the fifth line of betting with online bookmaker at $8.00, but there have been more bets on Hale than on race favourite Stuart Rooke, who’s priced at $3.75 off an 8.5 metre handicap.

Ryan Bedford ($5.50), Tjimarri Sanderson-Milera ($6.00) and Jack Newman ($7.00) are the other athletes in contention according to the market.

“Jack Hale is coming off a personal best in the 100m and the handicapper has been slightly more lenient this time round after he was knocked out in last year’s semi-finals,” said’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of

Stawell Gift Winner

$3.75   Stuart Rooke

$5.50   Ryan Bedford

$6.00   Tjimarri Sanderson-Milera

$7.00   Jack Newman

$8.00   Jack Hale

$8.00   Ryan Ilett

$10      Edward Ware

$10      Liam Shepherd

$11      Dean Dobric

$15      Isaac Dunmall

$15      Matthew Rizzo

$16      Liam Procaccino

$19      Luke Houlihan