Boom sprinter Chautauqua will carry less weight and currently more money than defending Newmarket champion Lankan Rupee.

After Newmarket weights were issued Chautauqua remained solid $3.25 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au. Lankan Rupee, the $3.75 second favourite, will have to lump 58.5kgs in Saturday week’s Group 1 at Flemington.

“Lankan Rupee will have to equal Hay List’s weight carrying record to make it back-to-back Newmarket wins. The way he won the Lightning last start will give punters confidence, but with 3kgs less Chautauqua is well placed and is the best supported runner,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.

The Chris Waller trained Brazen Beau, who was an eye-catching second to Lankan Rupee in the Lightning, is on the third line at $5.50.

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Newmarket Handicap

$3.25 Chautauqua

$3.75 Lankan Rupee

$5.50 Brazen Beau

$6.00 Terravista

$13 Vain Queen

$21 Watermans Bay, Fast ‘n’ Rocking, Atmospherical

$26 Flamberge

$34 Fontelina, Earthquake, Delectation, Sistonic

$41 Armada, Driefontein, Nostradamus

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