Black Caviar out of Doncaster Mile Field 2011 after First Acceptances

First acceptances for the $2 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), the premier mile showdown of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, were taken yesterday cutting down the list of horses heading towards the Randwick feature on April 16 from 220 to just 88.

The connections of 88 gallopers have paid the first declaration fee for the 2011 Doncaster Mile, which is up from 74 in 2010, including 21 individual Group 1 winners.

The world’s top-rated sprinter Black Caviar was, however, unsurprisingly cut from the field.

Peter Moody’s turf queen Black Caviar will attempt to add a 10th consecutive win to her name this Saturday March 5 when she starts odds-on favourite in the $1 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).

Moody still has five horses heading towards a spot in the Doncaster Mile field this year with last year’s Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva, Oakleigh Plate placegetter Hinchinbrook, Macau import Luen Yat Forever, Reset mare Set For Fame and Lonhro five-year-old Tampiko.

The other high-profile defector from the list of Doncaster Mile hopefuls was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Theseo.

Waterhouse prepares the dominant favourite in the Doncaster Mile betting markets, More Joyous.

Ultra consistent mare More Joyous became a triple Group 1 winner last start on February 26 at Caulfield with a victory in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

More Joyous sits at a quote of around $3.4 in the Doncaster Mile odds at Luxbet.

Other notable Doncaster Mile first acceptors for Waterhouse include last season’s winner of the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) Herculian Prince, Lorne Dancer and Pureness.

Giving Waterhouse a run for her money in the Doncaster Mile this year is leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller who has 10 entries still in contention including defending champion Rangirangdoo.

The Waller contingent also features last-start winner of the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes Danleigh and fellow Warwick Farm winner from last Saturday, Mossman four-year-old Triple Elegance who took out the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup.

Rangirangdoo is one of the last three Doncaster Mile winners still in contention for another win this year along with 2009 winner Vision and Power and 2008 champion Triple Honour.

Along with More Joyous, other top fancies in the futures Doncaster Mile odds include $8 second favourite at Luxbet Whobegotyou who ran second to More Joyous first-up in the Futurity Stakes, last start winner of the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes and Randwick Guineas favourite Ilovethiscity ($13) and Joseph Pride’s Chipping Norton Stakes third placegetter Sacred Choice ($15).

The 2011 Doncaster Mile final field will be released on Wednesday April 13 and published here at Races.com.au.

Another highlight on the Doncaster Mile Day 2011 programme will be the $550,000 Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) for which nominations were taken for yesterday with 94 three-year-old fillies entered.

Check out the full 2011 Doncaster Mile odds and betting markets open right now at Luxbet and lock in your picks at their generous early prices through Australia’s premier online bookie!

2011 Emirates Doncaster Mile First Declarations

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 ADULTERER (NZ) John P Thompson 68
2 ALL LEGAL Kevin Moses 91
3 ALOHA Mick Price 102
4 ALTERED BOY Chris Waller 97
5 ANACHEEVA Peter G Moody 107
6 BIGELOW Clinton McDonald 85
7 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton 97
8 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) Michael Moroney 104
9 BRILLIANT LIGHT Kerry Parker 103
10 BULLBARS Peter Snowden 94
11 CAPTAIN SONADOR Roger Milne 109
12 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne 108
13 CULMINATE (NZ) Darren Weir 106
14 DANCES ON WAVES Gerald Ryan 96
15 DANLEIGH Chris Waller 115
16 DAO DAO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
17 DEAD END (NZ) Michael Moroney 70
18 DIVORCES Peter Snowden 93
19 DYSPHONIA Peter Snowden 96
20 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings 101
21 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 93
22 FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse 82
23 GLINTZ (NZ) John O’Shea 80
24 GOLDSTONE Bart Cummings 74
25 GRACEFUL ANNA David Pfieffer 102
26 HALEKULANI Gai Waterhouse 79
27 HAPPY HIPPY John P Thompson 93
28 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 75
29 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 109
30 HIDDEN WONDER Kris Lees 97
31 HINCHINBROOK Peter G Moody 96
32 HOOD Guy Walter 65
33 ILOVETHISCITY Grahame Begg 102
34 JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) John Bary 101
35 KEEPIN’ THE DREAM (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee 93
36 KING PULSE Michael Moroney 99
37 LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride 83
38 LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ) Jim Conlan 102
39 LEVI’S CHOICE John P Thompson 78
40 LITTLE SURFER GIRL Chris Waller 89
41 LORNE DANCER Gai Waterhouse 105
42 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
43 LOVEMELIKEAROCK Anthony Cummings 96
44 LUEN YAT FOREVER Peter G Moody 105
45 MASQUERADER David Payne 94
46 MELITO Gerald Ryan 115
47 MENTALITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97
48 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 120
49 MR UNFORGETTABLE Kevin Moses 95
50 NEEDS FURTHER Gai Waterhouse 67
51 NO EVIDENCE NEEDED John P Thompson 104
52 PALACIO DE CRISTAL Grahame Begg 105
53 POOR JUDGE Norm Hilton 106
54 PRESSDAY Chris Waller 99
55 PREVENTABLE John P Thompson 82
56 PURENESS Gai Waterhouse 87
57 QUICK PEEK Anthony Cummings 75
58 RANGIRANGDOO (NZ) Chris Waller 117
59 RHYNO CHASER David Fromberg 86
60 RHYTHM OF DANCE Anthony Cummings 80
61 ROMAN EMPEROR (NZ) Bart Cummings 112
62 SACRED CHOICE Joseph Pride 110
63 SET FOR FAME Peter G Moody 106
64 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings 80
65 SISTINE ANGEL Andrew Noblet 97
66 SKILLED Peter Snowden 98
67 SLATER Chris Waller 71
68 SMALL MINDS John P Thompson 91
69 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller 101
70 SO ANYWAY John P Thompson 91
71 SPACECRAFT Mick Price 105
72 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett 92
73 SYREON Chris Waller 84
74 TAKE THE OATH Joseph Pride 67
75 TAMPIKO Peter G Moody 83
76 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle 89
77 TRADER Anthony Cummings 95
78 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller 96
79 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller 112
80 TROMSO Chris Waller 92
81 TURNSTILES (NZ) Anthony Cummings 80
82 UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh 96
83 UPPER CLASS (NZ) John P Thompson 75
84 VISION AND POWER (NZ) Joseph Pride 106
85 WALKING OR DANCING (NZ) Brett Partelle 101
86 WALL STREET (NZ) Jeff Lynds 113
87 WHOBEGOTYOU Mark Kavanagh 119
88 WILLY JIMMY Guy Walter 87