Three horses have opened $8.00 favourites for the 2020 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 7.
The first horse that has opened an equal favourite is the James Cummings-trained three-year-old colt Bivouac. A winner of five from 11, Bivouac won the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) in the spring.
Exceedance is another $8.00 co-favourite for the Newmarket Handicap. Team Hawkes prepare the colt who defeated Bivouac by a half-length in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight.
Nature Strip proved he can run a strong six furlongs when capturing the Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic (1200m) by 3.25 lengths. He also won the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley.
Yes Yes Yes is an $11 chance with the three-year-old colt prevailing in the rich $14 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick.
Defending winner Sunlight is one of 10 horses at $15.
Nature Strip $8.00
Yes Yes Yes $11
Cosmic Force $15
Loving Gaby $15
Osborne Bulls $15
Santa Ana Lane $15
The Inevitable $15