Beaten Coolmore Classic fancy from the weekend Streama has been ruled out of a Doncaster Mile 2012 bid according to trainer Guy Walter, futures markets for the lucrative handicap now ruled by eye-catching Coolmore Classic runner-up Secret Admirer.
While $5.50 second favourite Streama could only manage to finish three lengths away fifth to Ron Quinton’s upset winner Ofcourseican ($13) in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday, Grahame Begg’s reigning Epsom Handicap winner Secret Admirer ($11) came within a long-neck to finish second.
Following their eye-catching effort and looking at their strong record over the mile, Dubai four-year-old Secret Admirer now sits top of the odds at a quote of $7.50 through bookmaker.com.au to win the $2 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick on April 21.
Saturday’s Coolmore Classic third placed King’s Rose and Chris Waller’s Chipping Norton Stakes winner Shoot Out, who ran a good third to Manighar in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes on the weekend, then share the second line of Doncaster Mile betting paying $8 through bookmaker.com.au.
Streama meanwhile has been taken out of the markets with Walter confirming his Flight Stakes winning Stratum filly would take on Robert Smerdon’s brilliant Australian Guineas – Randwick Guineas double winner Mosheen in the 2012 Vinery Stud Stakes on Golden Slipper Day.
“She will not go to the Doncaster and she will probably run in the Vinery in two weeks time,” Walter said on Sunday.
“She proved yesterday she’s not up to the older horses.
“The weights of the Doncaster are way too compressed anyway.
“It’s hopeless for a young horse and she won’t be going there.”
Also known as the Storm Queen Stakes, the $400,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) runs at Rosehill Gardens on Easter Saturday, April 4, and could lead Streama to a start in the $550,000 Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on Doncaster Day.
Current 2012 ATC Oaks odds at bookmaker.com.au have Mosheen as the short $2.30 favourite followed by Roger James’ New Zealand Derby winner Silent Achiever ($4.40) and then Streama at a quote of $7.50.
Another weekend performer that has moved right up the Doncaster Mile odds is More Joyous.
Gai Waterhouse’s five time Group 1 winning mare resumed after a five month spell to win the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) for the second year in a row.
More Joyous now pays $10 in the bookmaker.com.au Doncaster Mile markets, the mare out to improve on her 11th to Sacred Choice in the event on a Heavy (10) track last April.
Jockey Nash Rawiller was over the moon with More Joyous’ Canterbury win and said he would love nothing more than for her to go on and add a sixth elite level title to her name this autumn.
“I’d love her to win a really big race like the Doncaster Mile this autumn,” he said.
“That would cap off her career.”
To view the full 2012 Doncaster Mile odds and early betting options visit our preferred online bookmaker bookmaker.com.au.
2012 Doncaster Mile Odds
Randwick – 21/04/2012
|SECRET ADMIRER||7.50 bookmaker.com.au|
|KING’S ROSE||8.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|SHOOT OUT||8.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|MORE JOYOUS||10.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|ATLANTIC JEWEL (Unlikely)||12.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|SAID COM||13.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|HE’s REMARKABLE||16.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|MOSHEEN (Unlikely)||17.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|LOVE CONQUERS ALL||18.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|PINKER PINKER||21.00 bookmaker.com.au|
|REKINDLED INTEREST||21.00 bookmaker.com.au|
*Fixed Win Odds Top 15 only and subject to change – see bookmaker.com.au for updates and to bet now!