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 prize money. The 2020 Wenona Girl Handicap was won by Fasika from I Am Excited with Resin third.
|Date:||Saturday 7th March 2020|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Mares Quality|
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 Group 3 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 Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap after running fourth in this race.
Winter Bride (2019) resumed from a spell to win this event in stylish fashion for Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmond and recent Wenona Girl Handicap winners include Sugar Bella (2018) and Rocket Commander (2017).
1. $6.50 Winter Bride 58.0 Tommy Berry
2. $3.60 Spright 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $5.50 Resin 55.0 James McDonald
4. $5.00 Sweet Scandal 53.0 Jay Ford
5. $13.00 Star Reflection 53.0 Jason Collett
6. $14.00 La Bella Diosa 56.0 Blake Shinn
7. $14.00 In Good Time 53.0 Andrew Adkins
8. $12.00 Sedanzer 58.0 Tim Clark
9. $16.00 Za Zi Ba 53.0 Christian Reith
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.1 len
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|2020||Fasika||I Am Excited||Resin||1:09.9|
|2018||Sugar Bella||Miss Que||Perizada||1:08.8|
|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|