Field Of 13 For G1 Newmarket Handicap

Terravista, Speith and Star Turn ran the trifecta in the Lightning and clash in the Newmarket on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Geo Hillis Photography.

Terravista, Speith and Star Turn ran the trifecta in the Lightning and clash in the Newmarket on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Geo Hillis Photography.

The Group One Newmarket Handicap at Flemington has attracted 13 runners with favourite Spieth and three-year-old Extreme Choice drawn on opposite sides of the field.

Spieth, runner-up in his past two Group One starts at Flemington, has the inside barrier in Saturday's time-honoured handicap down the 1200m-straight course while Extreme Choice has gate 13 with Joao Moreira to ride.

Last year's winner The Quarterback has barrier seven while last-start Lightning Stakes winner Terravista has gate 12 and carries topweight of 57kg, with weights raised 0.5kg after Chautauqua's defection from the race. 

MELBOURNE, March 8 AAP