2015 Doncaster Mile Nominations Released

February 9th, 2015

A talented list of 139 runners have been included in nominations for the 2015 Doncaster Mile (1600m), to be contested at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships.

Sacred Falls has been included in 2015 Doncaster Mile nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Sacred Falls has been included in 2015 Doncaster Mile nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Having saddled an incredible first four in the 2014 edition of the feature race, trainer Chris Waller has included a total of 25 runners in 2015 Doncaster Mile nominations, including reigning champion Sacred Falls, Epsom Handicap winner He’s Your Man and Cox Plate hero Adelaide.

Securing nine wins and a further three minor places over his 24 start career so far, Sacred Falls ran fourth in each of the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) and Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) prior to his 2014 Doncaster Mile triumph; progressing to a close second in the major Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) one week later.

Continuing his impressive run through five spring starts, highlighted by success in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) on September 20th, Waller has been pleased with the form and class displayed by the O’reilly gelding in recent weeks and is confident of a successful campaign through autumn.

Undoubtedly finding career-best form over the 2014 Spring Carnival, He’s Your Man ran third in the Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) first-up on July 5th; returning to the winner’s circle in the Listed Winter Challenge (1500m) before overcoming a check to finish third in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1500m) on August 30th.

Taking out the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) on September 13th, the Cape Cross gelding was caught wide during the early stages of the Epsom Handicap, but rallied late to beat stable mate Royal Descent in a photo finish.

Having finishes an agonizingly-close second in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) last time out, He’s Your Man is a leading chance for success in the 2015 Doncaster Mile.

Adelaide began his racing tenure under the care of leading Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien and is yet to finish outside the places over his eight start career.

Debuting with victory in a 2.y.o race at Leopardstown in October 2013, Adelaide stamped his claims as one to watch when returning for second in the Group 2 Prix Hocquart (2200m) in France on May 11th; returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 3 Gallinule Stakes (2012m) on May 25th.

Placing second in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes (2414m) at Royal Ascot (2414m) on June 20th, the Galileo entire placed second in the Group 1 Belmont Derby (2011m) in the United States (2011m) on July 5th before breaking through for a maiden victory at the highest level in the Group 1 Secretariat Stakes (2011m) in Chicago on August 16th.

Having taken out the Cox Plate with relative ease in his Australian debut, Adelaide is no certainty to line up for the 2015 Doncaster Mile, but will be particularly difficult to beat if confirmed.

Arguably the standout performer of the 2014 Spring Carnival, trainer Peter Moody has included Dissident in 2015 Doncaster Mile nominations.

Securing five wins and a further seven minor places from his 18 starts to date, Dissident was unable to figure when 12th in the 2014 Doncaster Mile, but returned in spring for back-to-back victories in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

Finishing an agonizingly-close second in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), Dissident was handed a mandatory three month ban after bleeding during the running of the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), but returned to racing for third in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) on January 24th.

Leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best 2015 Doncaster Mile odds, and rate talented Japanese raider World Ace a $7 favourite for success ahead of Shooting To Win ($8), First Seal ($9) and Real Impact ($10).

2015 Doncaster Mile Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Benchmark
1 1x2122131x ADELAIDE (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
2 1211x6745x AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher N/A
3 x11x94180x ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse N/A
4 7211290x0x ALMIGHTY CHARGE Gai Waterhouse 87
5 316x3221x AMICUS Chris Waller 101
6 x73762x77x ANY DAY WILL DO David Vandyke 84
7 1127x1080x AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 103
8 801112x10x ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke N/A
9 1811x1x AS NEEDED Anthony Cummings 80
10 4311335x7x BAGMAN Chris Waller 104
11 111x BARON ARCHER Jason Warren N/A
12 211x136x BASCULE (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
13 9021x42x8x BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 110
14 5383x8431x BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 91
15 1x240x7x BETTER LAND Peter G Moody N/A
16 70x4559x9x BOBAN Chris Waller 113
17 317x32303x BOLD SNIPER (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
18 07x684071x BONARIA Pat Hyland N/A
19 07x323620x BULL POINT Chris Waller 100
20 6x4x1233x1 CATKINS Chris Waller N/A
21 12715x112x CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
22 12327x069x CHINTZ (NZ) Joseph Pride 96
23 24x131x18x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 104
24 164213111x COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse 109
25 16x21x513x COUNTRYMAN Gai Waterhouse 82
26 1x3722753x CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
27 111x4342x2 DELECTATION Chris Waller N/A
28 515215565x DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride 102
29 235x700x15 DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
30 58141x879x DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse 106
31 1122×6 DIAMOND VALORES (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden N/A
32 111122x DISPOSITION Wez Hunter N/A
33 60x1126x3x DISSIDENT Peter G Moody N/A
34 1114x1828x ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
35 20x23x715x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
36 6564×21124 EXCITED PRINCE Jason Coyle 72
37 21x216x23x EXTRA NOBLE (GB) Michael Moroney N/A
38 090354366x FAST DRAGON Bruce Wallace N/A
39 4x12112x FIRST SEAL John P Thompson 103
40 111x22221x FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 113
41 x31151160x FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon N/A
42 1x612124x7 FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ) David Payne N/A
43 89x431850x FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 113
44 034x40100x FOREVER LOVED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 96
45 27x261126x GENERAL GROOVE Leon & Troy Corstens 90
46 113x11226x GIRL GUIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
47 7x4x11x9Px GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
48 912x50950x GYPSY DIAMOND Peter & Paul Snowden N/A
49 11x114x HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings N/A
50 10x834118x HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse N/A
51 2x5820561x HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara N/A
52 869x1520x HARARE Pat Carey N/A
53 11×6 HAURAKI John O’Shea N/A
54 7514080x0x HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 108
55 21x480x01x HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 96
56 40x313112x HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 110
57 258221123x HI SON Tony Gollan N/A
58 1x718547x2 HIMALAYA DREAM (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
59 131x HONG KONG CAPTAIN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
60 x2x50554x0 HONORIUS David Payne N/A
61 34x471315x HOOKED John P Thompson N/A
62 09x938x11x HOSTING Greg Eurell N/A
63 128x20121x I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller 107
64 9x5373350x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea N/A
65 11x1x IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman N/A
66 8265052111 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
67 43x861D70x JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 108
68 121×4 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
69 64x114731x LANDLOCKED (NZ) Joe Cleary 80
70 x820x8830x LASER HAWK Joseph Pride 105
71 140x38627x LAW Chris Waller 80
72 3x13x1x LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 73
73 x11212x84x LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
74 2145x867x6 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke N/A
75 90x544260x LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody N/A
76 013x16130x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 111
77 31124x511x MAHARA Peter & Paul Snowden 96
78 0x53480x5x MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 101
79 11x4169x3 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney N/A
80 1x117x299x MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106
81 668283×642 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell N/A
82 x042710x0x MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price N/A
83 x55610831x MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
84 x1707x202x MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy N/A
85 85x7334x1x NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
86 NORTHERN SOLSTICE (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
87 x1341Dx00x ORATOR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
88 33x1312x24 PAJARO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse N/A
89 12155x4x PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara 90
90 x558611x2x PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
91 10x24280x6 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody N/A
92 621x44571x POLITENESS Robert Smerdon N/A
93 x15139x41x PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse N/A
94 7322421x PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
95 47x416744x PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis 75
96 05x418x23x PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay N/A
97 3x3311x3 QUICK STRIKE Chris Waller 70
98 21x5533x8x RARE FRAGRANCE Bryce Heys 77
99 1x89x0x61x REAL IMPACT (JPN) Noriyuki Hori N/A
100 x23111x11x RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan 103
101 525x22220x ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller N/A
102 3530x2211x RUDY Helen Page 100
103 16533x300x RYKER Gai Waterhouse N/A
104 412x44140x SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
105 32x311111x SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ) Murray Baker N/A
106 11x3620x8x SAN DIEGO John O’Shea N/A
107 7x111229x1 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara N/A
108 11x82311x SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden N/A
109 24x977673x SHOREHAM Saab Hasan N/A
110 429x72845x SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra N/A
111 x31211x18x SONNTAG Henry Dwyer N/A
112 81x247844x SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
113 19x0x5x10x SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse 103
114 44x527012x SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings 80
115 4226x1107x STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
116 239x16800x STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison N/A
117 x3121122x2 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir N/A
118 897x00000x STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings N/A
119 76x12N311x SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston N/A
120 212x SUPARA Gai Waterhouse 71
121 1x11138x SWEYNESSE John O’Shea N/A
122 51x2x SWORN TO SILENCE (NZ) Bryce Heys 65
123 67x312526x TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald N/A
124 47470546×1 TALES OF GRIMM (USA) Sam Kavanagh N/A
125 0112x9121x TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd N/A
126 x11259x25x TELEPATHIC (NZ) Chris Waller 81
127 6212x4212x TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli N/A
128 212111939x THE CLEANER Mick Burles N/A
129 650x2114x THE WACO KID Nick Olive 59
130 113x THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody 76
131 1218x2311x TINTO Rex Lipp N/A
132 85506x380x TOYDINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
133 VELOX (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
134 44x404730x WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse N/A
135 1x11x1x WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
136 132x560x1x WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 108
137 11x122x WINX Chris Waller 96
138 276x6186x4 WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse N/A
139 x5x15x084x WORLD ACE (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee N/A