Bet on the 2023 Aurie’s Star Handicap with the best Aussie bookmakers

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A look ahead to the 2023 Aurie’s Star Handicap

Get involved with the best betting apps for the Aurie’s Star Handicap Hurdle from Flemington

News Insights

  • Aurie’s Star Hurdle the headline act on a busy day of racing at Flemington on Saturday 5th August.
  • First ran in 1996, the race takes place over 1200m, for horses over 3 years old.
  • Jason Warren trained Benedetta is the market leader in the betting.
  • Well-fancied others include General Beau, Ingratiating and Cause for Concern.

As the Australian horse racing season really begins to take hold, attention turns to the Aurie’s Star Handicap at Flemington.

The 1200m dash is a real yard stick for the season ahead and there will be plenty of action on Australian betting sites.

The summer is on the horizon in Australia, which means there are plenty of races for punters to get their teeth into and the Aurie’s Star Handicap promises to be another belter in 2023.

Flemington will once again provide the perfect backdrop for plenty of punters who like to engage with Victorian bookmakers and there are heaps of strong horses in contention for glory in 2023.

The Aurie’s Star Handicap is named after a prestigious horse of the same name who raced back in the 1930’s and 1940’s and first raced in 1996, it has gone on to produce some stellar flat horses in Australia and worldwide.

Once again in 2023 there are a whole host of horse racing betting apps engaging with the race, making it a fascinating prospect at Flemington this weekend.

Brilliant Benedetta

Topping the ante-post betting is Benedetta, a prolific 4-year-old mare out of the Jason Warren yard.

Having placed in every single race ran and picked up four race wins in the past 12 months too, Benedetta is the hot favourite with most betting sites to reign supreme here at Flemington.

With career wins coming on both good and soft ground, versatility could be key here for Benedetta, following the win at the Inglis Sprint at Flemington back in March 2023.

Leading the betting at $3.20 with BoomBet, Benedetta is certainly the horse to stop in the Aurie’s Star Handicap this year.

General Beau to give Cause for Concern

Whilst Benedetta has certainly caught the eye with many Aussie bookmakers, completely discarding the other runners and riders in the Aurie’s Star Handicap looks dangerous.

General Beau is a consistent performer for Matthew Ellerton – amassing the best part of A$850,000 in prize money.

Conditions should suit the pacy General Beau, who is well-priced at $7.00 with PuntersPal.

In addition, the aptly named Cause for Concern has been making movements within the market in recent times, with the horse having an excellent record at Flemington.

Cause for Concern won the Super Vobis back in 2021, bagging A$150,000 for trainer Shawn Mathrick in the process.

In a race with plenty of candidates, Cause for Concern looks well placed to challenge at $7.50 with UniBet.

Ingratiating the best of the rest

With 23 horses declared in the 2023 Aurie’s Star Handicap, it looks to be a very open field at Flemington on Saturday.

Ingratiating, the James Cummings trained 5-year-old is one of the most experienced horses in the field – having returned almost A$2million in prize money over a relatively short career.

The aforementioned Benedetta is leading the charge with most bookies but at $5.50, Ingratiating looks to be firmly in the mix with GetSetBet.

Elsewhere, longer odds bets come in the form of I Am Me, an impressive sprinter who won well at Canterbury Park at the start of the year, coming in at $9.00 with TopSport.

Whilst other eye-catching rides in the Aurie’s Star Handicap market include Dance to Dubai, who won well at Flemington last time out and could be in the mix at $23, whilst Chassis and Ranting have decent outside shots to win the race at $26 and $31 respectively (all with Bet365)

The Aurie’s Star Handicap promises to be another enthralling race and all of the biggest Aussie bookmakers are serving some superb offerings for punters.

With Benedetta the firm favourite, will form ring true or will one of the longer shots reign supreme at Flemington?