2014 Doncaster Prelude Field Released

A capacity 2014 Doncaster Prelude field was released by Racing New South Wales stewards this morning; with a number of talented gallopers chasing ballot exempt entry into the Doncaster Mile that will be run at Royal Randwick on April 12.

Strawberry Boy has the chance to return to winning form in the 2014 Doncaster Prelude at Rosehill Gardens this weekend.

Strawberry Boy has the chance to return to winning form in the 2014 Doncaster Prelude at Rosehill Gardens this weekend. Photo by: Steve Hart

Chris Waller dominates the 2014 Doncaster Prelude and will have an incredible six runners in the Group 3 event that will be run at Rosehill Gardens this weekend.

Headlining the Waller-trained charge is imported stayer Weary, who has performed well in two race starts since arriving in Australia at the end of 2013.

Weary (barrier six) made his Australian racing debut with a third place finish behind Ecuador and Kaypers in the TAB Rewards Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on February 15 and he performed well in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 22.

Lucky Chappy (barrier fifteen) is having just his second race start in Australia after failing to fire in the BMW Handicap (1400m) during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, while Diametric (barrier one), Wazn (barrier 19), I’m Imposing (barrier seven) and Danchai (barrier two) will also represent Waller in the 2014 Doncaster Prelude.

Strawberry Boy (barrier five) remains on track to contest the Doncaster Mile and connections are hoping that he can end the biggest losing streak of his career in the Doncaster Prelude this weekend.

The Redoute’s Choice gelding started his autumn preparation with a disappointing seventh in the Group 3 TAB Rewards Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on March 1, but returned to his best form with a second place finish in the Group 3 Newmarket Handicap (1400m) at Newcastle on March 19.

Team Hawkes have been the star stable of the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival to date and have another progressive gelding set to make his debut at Group level in the Doncaster Prelude this weekend.

Leebaz (barrier four) started his autumn campaign with back-to-back wins in the Ezymart Handicap (1400m) at Royal Randwick on February 22 and the Pro-Ride Handicap (1600m) at Warwick Farm on March 20 – form that was franked when runner-up Canny Ballad took out the Albury Gold Cup in impressive fashion last Friday.

Malavio will carry the top-weight of 58 kilograms in the Doncaster Prelude and will jump from barrier 12 with Brenton Avdulla on board.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained duo of The Great Snowman (barrier eight) and Almighty Charge (barrier three), the resuming Destiny’s Kiss (barrier four), Scone-based Kaypers (barrier 17) and Michael Moroney-trained Rhythm To Spare have also been included in the 2014 Doncaster Prelude Final Field.

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2014 Doncaster Prelude Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4165640×53 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht Brenton Avdulla 12 58kg 101
2 x11x302x72 STRAWBERRY BOY Peter G Moody Nash Rawiller 5 57kg 99
3 6x6x244x32 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 56.5kg 98
4 95200×5630 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne 13 56kg 97
5 1x1x1235x7 DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 1 56kg 97
6 37x3x75x0x LUCKY CHAPPY (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 15 56kg 97
7 15x776333x DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride 14 55.5kg 96
8 46x600168x WAZN (IRE) Chris Waller 19 55.5kg 96
9 3527x8145x I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 55kg 95
10 x2261070x3 DANCHAI (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 2 55kg 93
11 4x10137x68 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney Glen Boss 16 55kg 93
12 66391830×0 PRINCE OF CAPERS Tony McEvoy 10 55kg 91
13 37×9926234 KAYPERS Greg Bennett Glyn Schofield 17 55kg 89
14 401120134x THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 8 55kg 89
15 9x0x721129 ALMIGHTY CHARGE Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 3 55kg 87
16 51x112x11 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 4 55kg 85
17 11x177x6 DESERT WIZARD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Chad Schofield 11 55kg 75
18e 24x518614x IGGI POP (NZ) John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 9 55kg 84
19e 367x6744x5 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Joseph Pride 18 56.5kg 98


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