2010 Emirates Doncaster Mile Final Field

April 14th, 2010

*Update: Walking Or Dancing has been scratched from the 2010 Doncaster Mile.

A capacity 20-horse final field of elite gallopers has been accepted to contest this Saturday’s highlight racing event, the $1.5 million Group 1 Emirates Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.

As Randwick’s trademark autumn race, the 2010 Doncaster Mile always attracts a top-class field of competitive contenders and this year is no different with a plethora of Group 1 winners taking to the track to fight it out for the lucrative $900,000 first prize.

The biggest mare in Australian racing right now is the talented Typhoon Tracy, and punters and the public will be flocking to the course on Saturday to view the brilliant Peter Moody-trained champion as she contests the Doncaster.

A five-time Group 1 winner, Typhoon Tracy’s latest victory came when the Red Ransom mare took out the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes (1500m) last start on April 3.

Typhoon Tracy will start from barrier 14 on Saturday, ridden by Luke Nolen, and is the pre-race favourite at $3 for a win with IASbet despite her less than ideal draw.

Winners of the past two Doncaster Miles are also back aiming for multiple wins in Australia’s best mile race, with last year’s winner Vision And Power in barrier eight and 2008 champion Triple Honour drawn ideally in barrier two.

Triple Honour is one of three horses representing Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller, who also has the two equal second favourites Danleigh and Rangirangdoo, both at $6 with IASbet.

Winner of the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) last start, six-year-old Danleigh has drawn wide with barrier 15 and will have Hugh Bowman behind the reins, while Pentire gelding Rangirangdoo has fared slightly better with barrier 10 and will be looking to secure a Group 1 victory this season after two frustrating second placings to Theseo in the both the Ranvet Stakes and the Chipping Norton Stakes.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained multiple Group 1 winner Theseo is also engaged in the 2010 Doncaster Mile, the talented galloper currently a $19 chance with IASbet after drawing barrier 17.

Scheduled as race six on Saturday, the Doncaster Mile is the highlight event and will be accompanied by seven other terrific races including the $350,000 Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks (2400m), the $300,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and the $125,000 Group 3 South Pacific Classic (1400m).

Final Field & Barrier Draw for 2010 Emirates Doncaster Mile:

No.

Horse

Trainer

Rider

Barrier

Weight (kg)

1
THESEO
Gai Waterhouse 17 58
2
DANLEIGH
Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 15 57
3
TYPHOON TRACY
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 14 56.5
4
BLACK PIRANHA
Con Karakatsanis Jim Cassidy 18 55.5
5
RANGIRANGDOO (NZ)
Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 10 55.5
6
VISION AND POWER (NZ)
Joseph Pride Michael Rodd 8 55.5
7
ROAD TO ROCK
Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 1 54
8
WALL STREET (NZ)
Jeff Lynds Opie Bosson 7 53
9
ALLEZ WONDER
Bart Cummings Michelle Payne 12 52
10
TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ)
Chris Waller Tim Clark 2 52
11
MENTALITY
M, W & J Hawkes 5 51.5
12
BRILLIANT LIGHT
Kerry Parker Jay Ford 16 51
13
MISS MARIELLE
Joseph Pride Tommy Berry 9 51
14
CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ)
David Payne Craig Williams 19 51
15
WALKING OR DANCING (NZ)

SCRATCHED

Brett Partelle Glen Boss 21 51
16
PALACIO DE CRISTAL
Grahame Begg Peter Wells 3 51
17
DRUMBEATS
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 20 51
18
PRIMA NOVA
Anthony Cummings Daniel Ganderton 4 51
19
SNAPY HALO (ARG)
John O’Shea Jason Maskiell 11 51
20
TOBIQUE
Allan Denham Craig Newitt 6 51
21e
RECOUP DE FORTUNE
Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 13 51