Price Absolutely Wants Wet Doncaster Mile 2012

April 19, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Price Absolutely Wants Wet Doncaster Mile 2012

While a muddy, rain-affected Randwick track is not what the majority of trainers are after for the 2012 Doncaster Mile this Saturday, Cranbourne horseman Mick Kent is praying for the wet weather to continue for his hope Absolutely.


Known mudlark Absolutely needs a Heavy track to be competitive in the 2012 Doncaster Mile on Saturday

A known mudlark four-year-old Redoute’s Choice mare Absolutely has won just one of her 13 career starts to date.

It was a beauty to win however with the then three-year-old becoming a Group 1 winner with her three and a half length romp in the 2011 AJC Oaks.

That day saw Randwick rated a Heavy (10) and that’s exactly the kind of conditions Price is hoping for again on Saturday when she goes up against a star-studded field for the $2 million Group 1 BMW Doncaster Mile (1600m).

“Wetter the better for me,” Price said.

“She wasn’t going to run but when the rain came we paid up the $15,000 acceptance fee and hoped the rain kept coming.”

Absolutely hasn’t seen a Heavy track since her Oaks upset but she will on the weekend with Randwick currently a Heavy (8) with another downgrade likely if the rain continues to fall.

Doncaster Day will see Absolutely race third-up for the season and Price is quietly confident she can bring some stiff competition with conditions to suit to some of the shorties in the market.

First-up for the season she ran a good fourth behind fellow Doncaster Mile rival Niagara in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill before her 13th place finish from the extreme outside barrier 17 of 17 behind another Doncaster hopeful Fast Clip in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m) last Saturday.

Niagara ($11) and Fast Clip ($34) are two of the three Doncaster chances prepared by Gai Waterhouse who is out for her record-equaling seventh Doncaster Mile victory on Saturday along with $6 co-favourite More Joyous.

Further down the Doncaster Mile odds at lies Absolutely who after opening as long as $71 now sits at a quote of $34 after the rain.

Absolutely has drawn barrier 15 for Saturday, into 14 with the emergencies out, with a jockey still to be confirmed.

Kent hopes to lock in the services of one of the other Doncaster jockeys should some be available through wet weather scratchings.

Notable omissions from the Doncaster Mile field if the track is too Heavy include the Jim Conlan-trained Cox Plate placegetter Rekindled Interest ($16) who is in gate two with Dwayne Dunn to ride, and even six-time Group 1 winner More Joyous who won’t run in the wet again according to her owner John Singleton after two failed attempts.

“If it’s heavy he’s scratched, if it’s slow he runs,” Conlan said of Rekindled Interest.

Should Rekindled Interest come out of the Doncaster Conlan will press onto Saturday week’s $500,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) where their Sydney Cup Day competition will include the likes of 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain and Peter Moody’s flying import Manighar.

“I’d like to run in the Doncaster, and I will if conditions suit, but I’m in a good position where I’ve got a good option a week later,” he said.

“Manighar and Americain will be tough but Rekindled Interest beat Southern Speed comfortably home in the Mackinnon Stakes when he (Rekindled Interest) was over the top and Southern Speed has been highly competitive with Manighar.”

More Joyous meanwhile has barrier 12 currently with Nash Rawiller to ride; Absolutely has been ridden by Rawiller’s brother Brad for her two most recent runs.

To get behind Absolutely in the wet for the Doncaster win, or back one of her rivals in the lucrative handicap, head to our number one recommended online bookie

Now is the time to open a new account with as they have a juicy $300 Bonus Bet waiting for first-time sign-ups that quote the code BONUSBET today!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Galaxy Final Field: Jungl...

2018 William Reid Stakes Final...

2018 William Reid Stakes Final Field: She Will Reign draws barrier 1

Last year’s Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has drawn barrier one in the...

2018 Rosehill Guineas: Cliff&#...

2018 Rosehill Guineas: Cliff’s Edge draws the rails in capacity field

Front running colt Cliff’s Edge has drawn the rails in the capacity field for...

2018 George Ryder Stakes Field...

2018 George Ryder Stakes Field: 5 rivals for Winx

Super mare Winx will only have five rivals when she lines up for her...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field