On Saturday Sydney trainer Chris Waller further asserted his dominance in this year’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile, when his brilliant gelding Danleigh ran to a powerful victory in the $400,000 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.
Champion hoop Hugh Bowman had an impressive ride with Danleigh ($4.60), who pulled out his customary finishing burst to storm to the front an easy 1 lengths in front of Dao Dao ($7.50) after originally settling towards the tail end of the field.
Early leader and current New Zealand Horse of the Year King Mufhasa ($13) did well to hang for third a further three quarters of a length back for the second year in a row, while the Graham Begg-trained Palacio De Cristal ran a gallant fourth.
Six-year-old Danleigh has now won eight of his 31 race starts and will head to the prestigious $1.3million Doncaster Mile on April 17 at Randwick, for which he is the current second favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au behind Typhoon Tracy.
Rosehill-based Waller has two other strong nominations in the 2010 Doncaster Mile, Rangirangdoo who is equal second favourite with his stablemate at $6.50 and Triple Honour, currently a $34 chance, who ran a solid eight in the George Ryder on Saturday.
For more details and full results on the 2010 George Ryder Stakes click on the race name.
The highlight event at the Easter Saturday meeting was of course the $3.5million Golden Slipper. For the 2010 Golden Slipper Results follow the link.