Doncaster Mile 2012 Handicap Weights Released

On Monday weights were released for next month’s 2012 Doncaster Mile Handicap at Randwick, Gai Waterhouse’s dual injured Group 1 hero Descarado allocated the 58.5kg topweight of the 202 early entries.

Rangirangdoo

Rangirangdoo is one of two former winners heading towards the 2012 Doncaster Mile this autumn

The $2 million Group 1 BMW Doncaster Mile (1600m) is one of the premier races on the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival line-up and is set to run this year at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 21 along with the $550,000 Group 1 AJC Oaks (2400m).

Descarado is one of 15 Doncaster Mile nominees for Waterhouse, her shortest-priced hopeful in the horse racing betting markets being her champion mare More Joyous paying $15 to win through bookmaker.com.au and allocated 57.5kg, but will miss the autumn and the race due to injury.

Following Descarado in the 2012 Doncaster Mile Handicap odds is former champion Rangirangdoo, a $31 outsider in the bookmaker.com.au futures with 58kg.

Injury-plagued Pentire gelding Rangirangdoo has been performing below par this season finishing ninth in both of their Group 2 assignments at Rosehill during February, but premier Sydney horseman Chris Waller remains hopeful the seven-year-old can return to his Group 1 winning form that saw him win the 2010 Doncaster Mile.

Reigning Doncaster Mile winner Sacred Choice is also entered to vie for multiple wins in the classic, Joe Pride’s Choisir mare last seen finishing a disappointing 10th behind her exciting stablemate Rain Affair in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on February 25.

Classy Commands four-year-old Rain Affair has been defeated once in their stunning 11-start career to date which has netted $685,900 in prize money.

Despite never having raced in a Group 1 affair Rain Affair has been handed 55.5kg in the Doncaster Mile handicaps equal with elite level performers including Waller’s Emirates Stakes winner Albert The Fat, Randwick Guineas champ Ilovethiscity, last year’s Doncaster Mile runner-up Love Conquers All, Cox Plate hero Pinker Pinker, Rekindled Interest and Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero.

Pride said that the weight, which will be increased even more with a penalty if the ultra-consistent galloper wins their maiden Group 1 test in the $1 million Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington this weekend, all but rules them out of a Doncaster Mile bid.

“It’s pretty steep and they will give him a penalty if he wins the Newmarket, so any chance he had of running in the Doncaster has gone,” Pride said.

“He hasn’t even run in a Group One race yet.

“It’s way too much for him.

“That’s why we are running in the Newmarket.

“I think it’s his one and only chance to beat the handicapper.”

Following the release of weights Rain Affair is now rated just a $51 chance in the Doncaster Mile betting markets at bookmaker.com.au.

Doncaster Mile odds are still dominated by Atlantic Jewel ($6 bookmaker.com.au) and Manawanui ($8 bookmaker.com.au).

Mark Kavanagh’s stunning Thousand Guineas winner from last spring, Fastnet Rock filly Atlantic Jewel hasn’t been seen since her seven length romp in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Derby Day, and she gets into the Doncaster on the 52kg minimum.

Manawanui has been handed 1kg more with 53kg, Ron Leemon’s Golden Rose winning gelding last seen being allocated to second upon protest behind Wild And Proud in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill last Saturday.

Other highly-rated hopefuls and their recent weight allocations and odds are the Grahame Begg-trained Epsom Handicap champion Secret Admirer (54kg / $11), Flight Stakes winning Stratum filly Streama (52kg / $13) and Robert Smerdon’s brilliant Mosheen (52kg / $15).

Winner of the Crown Oaks during the spring, Mosheen proved herself against the boys last Saturday when she overcame the wet and her horror barrier 16 of 16 draw to become the first horse in history to win the Australian Guineas from a double-digit gate when beating home a crack field by an easy three lengths.

See below for the latest 2012 Doncaster Mile ballot and weights.

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2012 Doncaster Mile Weights & Ballot

Royal Randwick – 21/04/2012

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 3 58.5kg 118
2 RANGIRANGDOO (NZ) Chris Waller 4 58kg 117
3 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller 5= 57.5kg 116
4 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 2 57.5kg 120
5 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney 7 57kg 115
6 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller 8= 56.5kg 114
7 TRUSTING John P Thompson 10= 56kg 113
8 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller 12= 55.5kg 112
9 ILOVETHISCITY Grahame Begg 12= 55.5kg 112
10 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12= 55.5kg 112
11 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell 5= 55.5kg 116
12 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride 12= 55.5kg 112
13 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan 12= 55.5kg 112
14 SINCERO Stephen Farley 12= 55.5kg 112
15 DANLEIGH Chris Waller 19= 55kg 111
16 WOORIM Robert Heathcote 19= 55kg 111
17 HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 23= 54.5kg 110
18 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 23= 54.5kg 110
19 SACRED CHOICE Joseph Pride 8= 54.5kg 114
20 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney 23= 54.5kg 110
21 WHITEFRIARS Rick Worthington 23= 54.5kg 110
22 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne 29 54kg 109
23 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg 10= 54kg 113
24 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody 12= 53.5kg 112
25 ALL SILENT Grahame Begg 35= 53kg 107
26 ALOHA Mick Price 19= 53kg 111
27 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith 19= 53kg 111
28 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings 35= 53kg 107
29 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon 30= 53kg 108
30 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 37= 52.5kg 106
31 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 37= 52.5kg 106
32 GATHERING John P Thompson 37= 52.5kg 106
33 MONTON Ron Quinton 1 52.5kg 106
34 ROCK CLASSIC Bart Cummings 37= 52.5kg 106
35 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller 37= 52.5kg 106
36 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 42 52kg 105
37 AD VICTORIAM Neville & Christopher Voigt 198= 52kg 60
38 ADAMANTIUM (NZ) Danny O’Brien 109= 52kg 88
39 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen 153 52kg 79
40 AFRICAN PULSE Michael Moroney 99= 52kg 90
41 AKINOSHIRABE (JPN) John P Thompson 160= 52kg 76
42 AL DHAFRA Guy Walter 116= 52kg 86
43 ALL LEGAL Kevin Moses 97= 52kg 91
44 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray 105= 52kg 89
45 ALTAR Peter Snowden 105= 52kg 89
46 AMBIDEXTER Peter Snowden 125= 52kg 85
47 ARTISTIC Bart Cummings 185= 52kg 68
48 ATLANTIC JEWEL Mark Kavanagh 23= 52kg 110
49 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes 116= 52kg 86
50 AWAKEN THE DRAGON (NZ) Leon Corstens 196= 52kg 62
51 BELLE OF THE COURT Peter G Moody 173= 52kg 72
52 BENFICA Peter Snowden 88= 52kg 93
53 BIG STORM Bart Cummings 192= 52kg 66
54 BIG TIME Chris Waller 167= 52kg 75
55 BIGCAT RHAPSODY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 202 52kg 55
56 BINGO ROSE Ian Livingstone 180= 52kg 70
57 BLACKIE (NZ) Michael Kent 79= 52kg 95
58 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton 54= 52kg 101
59 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson 157= 52kg 77
60 BRAYROAN (NZ) Chris Waller 146= 52kg 80
61 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes 68= 52kg 99
62 CALVO Lee Curtis 198= 52kg 60
63 CARDEE Neville McGuckin 196= 52kg 62
64 CHARING CROSS Gai Waterhouse 160= 52kg 76
65 CHASE THE RAINBOW Rick Hore-Lacy 99= 52kg 90
66 COLLAR (NZ) Robert Hickmott 146= 52kg 80
67 COLUMBUS David Hayes 173= 52kg 72
68 DAO DAO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 54= 52kg 101
69 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Bede Murray 99= 52kg 90
70 DECIRCLES Danny O’Brien 137= 52kg 82
71 DETOURS Peter Snowden 113= 52kg 87
72 DIVORCES Peter Snowden 79= 52kg 95
73 DOCTOR DOOM Guy Walter 92= 52kg 92
74 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 71= 52kg 98
75 FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse 68= 52kg 99
76 FIREBOLT (NZ) Chris Waller 61= 52kg 100
77 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 116= 52kg 86
78 FOREWARNED Anthony Cummings 185= 52kg 68
79 FOXSTAR Guy Walter 88= 52kg 93
80 FREE WHEELING Peter Snowden 131= 52kg 84
81 GALAH Peter Snowden 109= 52kg 88
82 GILDED SPUR Anthony Cummings 177= 52kg 71
83 GIRESUN Peter Snowden 125= 52kg 85
84 GLIDING Bart Cummings 137= 52kg 82
85 GLINTZ (NZ) John O’Shea 131= 52kg 84
86 HABAAYIB David Hayes 198= 52kg 60
87 HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse 83= 52kg 94
88 HAPPY HIPPY John P Thompson 76= 52kg 96
89 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 92= 52kg 92
90 HARD LIQUOR Anthony Cummings 160= 52kg 76
91 HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ) Roger James 54= 52kg 101
92 HENDRICUS John O’Shea 170= 52kg 74
93 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 43= 52kg 104
94 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Peter G Moody 116= 52kg 86
95 HONOR NET (NZ) John O’Shea 180= 52kg 70
96 HOOD Guy Walter 137= 52kg 82
97 HOYLONNY Chris Waller 170= 52kg 74
98 HUEGILL Peter G Moody 125= 52kg 85
99 I THINK I DO Bart Cummings 135= 52kg 83
100 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 46 52kg 103
101 ISOPACH John P Thompson 131= 52kg 84
102 IT HAS TO BE YOU (NZ) Bruce Wallace 185= 52kg 68
103 IZABABE Peter Nestor 113= 52kg 87
104 JERSEY LILY Les Bridge 47= 52kg 102
105 KAROSSE Anthony Cummings 201 52kg 56
106 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 173= 52kg 72
107 KIMILLSY Kim Waugh 99= 52kg 90
108 KING LIONHEART Gai Waterhouse 54= 52kg 101
109 KINNERSLEY Gai Waterhouse 160= 52kg 76
110 KNEELING John P Thompson 142= 52kg 81
111 KNOT OUT Paul Messara 160= 52kg 76
112 KONTIKI PARK (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 61= 52kg 100
113 LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride 61= 52kg 100
114 LARGO LAD David Hayes 71= 52kg 98
115 LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ) Jim Conlan 61= 52kg 100
116 LATIN NEWS David Payne 79= 52kg 95
117 LEICA LARRIKIN Les Bridge 83= 52kg 94
118 LIGHT BRIGADE Peter G Moody 99= 52kg 90
119 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea 125= 52kg 85
120 LITTLE SURFER GIRL Chris Waller 61= 52kg 100
121 LUCK SAN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 92= 52kg 92
122 MASTER OF DESIGN David Payne 47= 52kg 102
123 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson 135= 52kg 83
124 MENTAL Peter Snowden 160= 52kg 76
125 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody 97= 52kg 91
126 MON SOLEIL (NZ) Chris Waller 177= 52kg 71
127 MORE STRAWBERRIES Gai Waterhouse 47= 52kg 102
128 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 146= 52kg 80
129 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon 23= 52kg 110
130 MR ARMSTRONG John P Thompson 116= 52kg 86
131 MR UNFORGETTABLE Kevin Moses 75 52kg 97
132 NIAGARA Gai Waterhouse 116= 52kg 86
133 NIBLICK Robert Hickmott 79= 52kg 95
134 NICONOISE David Hayes 180= 52kg 70
135 NO EVIDENCE NEEDED John P Thompson 30= 52kg 108
136 NOBLE PARK (NZ) Michael Moroney 146= 52kg 80
137 NOCTURNELLE Chris Waller 157= 52kg 77
138 NOVEMBER RAIN (NZ) Richard Collett 71= 52kg 98
139 NOW YOU KNOW (NZ) Danny O’Brien 185= 52kg 68
140 O’REILLY’S PRIZE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 154= 52kg 78
141 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse 30= 52kg 108
142 PAGO ROCK Peter G Moody 142= 52kg 81
143 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson 83= 52kg 94
144 PEPPERWOOD Liam Birchley 99= 52kg 90
145 PIED A TERRE Peter Snowden 92= 52kg 92
146 PLEASURE OR PAIN Brett Partelle 194 52kg 64
147 POTIONS John P Thompson 142= 52kg 81
148 PROST John P Thompson 116= 52kg 86
149 QUICK PEEK Anthony Cummings 177= 52kg 71
150 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden 47= 52kg 102
151 RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell 47= 52kg 102
152 RED TRACER Chris Waller 30= 52kg 108
153 REKINDLED ALLIANCE Paul Messara 137= 52kg 82
154 REVOLT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 146= 52kg 80
155 ROLLING PIN (NZ) Gwenda Markwell 105= 52kg 89
156 ROSE PATTERN David Hayes 190= 52kg 67
157 ROTHERA Peter G Moody 47= 52kg 102
158 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 105= 52kg 89
159 SACRED PINS (NZ) Chris Waller 173= 52kg 72
160 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller 146= 52kg 80
161 SAINTHOOD Rick Worthington 88= 52kg 93
162 SALADE Gwenda Markwell 113= 52kg 87
163 SENTA D’AMOR Chris Waller 190= 52kg 67
164 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 146= 52kg 80
165 SHANNARA Peter Snowden 54= 52kg 101
166 SINGLE Craig Carmody 116= 52kg 86
167 SKYERUSH Guy Walter 61= 52kg 100
168 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller 68= 52kg 99
169 SOMEPIN ANYPIN (NZ) Gary Portelli 47= 52kg 102
170 SOUND JOURNEY Darren Magro 76= 52kg 96
171 SPECTER Anthony Freedman 125= 52kg 85
172 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett 88= 52kg 93
173 STARTREUSSE Chris Waller 167= 52kg 75
174 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff 83= 52kg 94
175 STRAIGHT ALBERT Guy Walter 61= 52kg 100
176 STRATFORD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 131= 52kg 84
177 STREAMA Guy Walter 43= 52kg 104
178 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 109= 52kg 88
179 STUDLEY PARK Anthony Freedman 157= 52kg 77
180 SUBARC Chris Waller 160= 52kg 76
181 SUPREME WARRIOR (NZ) Leon Corstens 192= 52kg 66
182 TESTA MY PATIENCE Mick Price 43= 52kg 104
183 TESTASCANA Peter G Moody 71= 52kg 98
184 THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 185= 52kg 68
185 TOFFLER (NZ) Joseph Pride 195 52kg 63
186 TONED Robert Hickmott 180= 52kg 70
187 TORAH Peter G Moody 154= 52kg 78
188 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle 54= 52kg 101
189 UATE Kris Lees 109= 52kg 88
190 ULUNDI Pat Carey 116= 52kg 86
191 UNDER THE EIFFEL Tony Vasil 76= 52kg 96
192 VALEDICTORIAN David Hayes 154= 52kg 78
193 VELROSSO Chris Waller 170= 52kg 74
194 VINTEDGE Chris Waller 54= 52kg 101
195 WE’RE GONNA ROCK Mark Kavanagh 83= 52kg 94
196 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 137= 52kg 82
197 WHISPER DOWNS David Hayes 184 52kg 69
198 WORLD WIDE Bede Murray 125= 52kg 85
199 YOSEI Stuart Webb 30= 52kg 108
200 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 167= 52kg 75
201 ZABISCO (NZ) Michael Moroney 142= 52kg 81
202 ZARA DANCER (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee 92= 52kg 92