Facts and figures on the Toorak Handicap

MELBOURNE Oct 12 2017

TOORAK HANDICAP

1600m, $500,000, handicap

HISTORY

* First run in 1881 when won by Josephine

* Group One since 1979

* Run over 1700m 1931-35, 1800m 1891, Run at Flemington 1940-43

NOTABLE WINNERS

* The Trump (1937), Royal Gem (1946), Galilee (1966), Tobin Bronze (1967), Gunsynd (1971), All Shot (1972), Leilani (1974), Magari (1982), Cole Diesel (1989), Umrum (1999 & 2000), Alamosa (2008), More Joyous (2010)

TALKING POINTS

* Glen Boss has three wins, the latest Lucky Hussler in 2015. He rides Tom Melbourne for Chris Waller

* He's Our Rokkii gave David Hayes his second win in the race last year. This year Lindsay Park will saddle up six runners

* Tosen Stardom will be aiming to give Darren Weir his third win in past four years

WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING:

* "Her work has been faultless through her preparation, despite her missing the Epsom" - Chris Waller's racing manager Charlie Duckwork on Egg Tart

* "They've all got four legs and a tail and they don't differ greatly, but they have little subtleties in their make-up, but he's pretty straightforward" - Luke Nolen after partnering Kaspersky in a workout at Werribee racecourse



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