Can Norzita Win the 2013 Doncaster Mile for the Fillies?

Already proven against her own sex and age group, can Norzita take the next step this Saturday in the Group 1 2013 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick?

Norzita is the only three-year-old filly in the Doncaster field. Photo: Steve Hart.

There’s no denying the Bart Cummings-trained galloper has ability but can she defeat the older horses?

Norzita is the only filly in the race and is joined by colts Pierro and Sacred Falls in a trio of three-year-olds.

So can she continue her strong run of form in better company? Or has the step up come too soon for this daughter of Thorn Park?

Make a more informed decision after reading the following summary which includes all the key facts as well as the pros and cons about her chances in the time-honoured mile.

#14 Norzita

  • Barrier: 17
  • Weight: 53kg
  • Jockey: Craig Williams
  • Trainer: Bart Cummings
  • Owners: Dato Tan Chin Nam & Westcode Pty Ltd Syndicate (MGR: TUNKU AHMAD YAHAYA)
  • Age: 3YO
  • Gender: Filly
  • Breeding: by Thorn Park out of Visique
  • Career: 10-4-3-1
  • Win: 40%
  • Win and Place: 80%
  • Last 6: 211231
  • Prize Money: $767,600
  • Track: 4-1-1-1
  • Distance: 2-0-1-0
  • Current 2013 Australian Derby odds: $8.50

Why Norzita Can Win the 2013 Doncaster Mile

  • Great winning strike rate of 40%
  • Coming off a a strong last-start win in the Vinery Stud Stakes
  • Carries minimum weight of 53kg
  • Has top rider Craig Williams aboard
  • Trained by the legendary Bart Cummings
  • Has won at the track and distance

Why Norzita Can’t Win the 2013 Doncaster Mile

  • Drawn poorly in barrier 17
  • Step up from beating three-year-old fillies to taking on older horses and males
  • Was beaten by two other Doncaster starters two starts back in Coolmore Classic

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