Doncaster Mile Has Large Field No Prohibitive Favourite
We are not extreme sticklers for accuracy, but we do appreciate that as this is being written, it is three days, 12 hours and 14 minutes to the jump of the 1600 m Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick this weekend.
If all the horses that have drawn run, it is going to be a crowded field, and whilst odds will certainly change in the lead up, the closest thing to a favourite in the race is Le Romain at $6.00.
Hauraki is next at $8.50, along with Mccreery, with Happy Clapper quoted at $9.50,
Le Romain has drawn well, coming out of the eighth slot, Mccreery from 17 and Happy Clapper from 2.
Others worth at least a glance in the $3 million dollar race are Daren Weir’s Palentino and Tosen Stardom, as Melbourne gallopers seem to be doing well in Sydney’s autumn carnival, although the two carry prices of $13.00 and $18.00, respectively. Tosen Stardom is coming out of 23, so he will have to deal with traffic, but he appears to be showing good form with seconds in the Futurity and the Blamey Stakes.
Last spring, on this same course and distance, Hauraki took the Epsom Handicap and does not seem to favour heavy tracks.