2014 Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw

April 8, 2014

2014 Doncaster Mile Barrier Draw

The 2014 Doncaster Mile barrier draw is set has had an impact on the betting markets for the Group 1 event; with a number of the leading contenders drawing wide gates for the $3.5 million race that will be run at Royal Randwick this weekend.

Messene is set to start the 2014 Doncaster Mile as favourite, but will need some luck after drawing barrier 18.

Messene is set to start the 2014 Doncaster Mile as favourite, but will need some luck after drawing barrier 18. Photo by: Steve Hart

Team Hawkes-trained Messene is currently a clear favourite in 2014 Doncaster Mile betting markets, but may need a bit of luck after drawing barrier 18 this afternoon.

Messene overcame a wide draw to win the Listed National Sprint (1400m) at Canberra on March 9 and is set to start from barrier 16 once the emergencies are removed – a gate that housed Catalan Opening (1998), Patezza (2005) and Haradasun (2007) when they took out the Doncaster Mile.

Talented Kiwi colt El Roca is on the second line of Doncaster Mile betting markets and will start next to Messene after drawing barrier 17.

El Roca has performed well at the highest level of racing without winning in his part two starts, finishing in the placings in the Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) and George Ryder Stakes (1500m), and will be attempting to become the first horse in the last 30 years to win from barrier 15.

Boban will carry the top-weight of 58 kilograms and his task was not made easier after connections selected barrier 19 at the 2014 Doncaster Mile betting market.

The Bernardini gelding has previously won over the famous Royal Randwick mile, winning the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) after jumping from barrier ten, but will need to be at his very best to record his fourth Group 1 victory on Saturday.

Other horses that are expected to drift in 2014 Doncaster Mile betting markets after drawing wide are George Main Stakes winner Streama (barrier 21), Chris Waller-trained Royal Descent (barrier 20), imported galloper Slow Pace (barrier 22), Japanese mare Hana’s Goal (barrier 16) and Golden Mile winner Fat Al (barrier 15).

One of the big winners from the 2014 Doncaster Mile barrier draw was Hawkspur, who will jump from barrier eight with regular jockey Jimmy Cassidy on board.

Hawkspur started his autumn preparation with a poor performance in the Group 1 Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 8, but returned to his best form with a third place finish in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) before finishing fourth in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m).

The Purrealist gelding recorded one of the most impressive victories over his racing career over the Randwick mile in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival and should receive one of the runs of the race from barrier eight.

Imported galloper Weary was allocated gate 13 at the 2014 Doncaster Mile barrier draw, but is set to start from barrier 11 once emergencies Malavio and Gypsy Diamond are removed from the field.

Waller was unsure whether he would run Weary in the Doncaster Mile after he recorded an impressive win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude last weekend, but the Astronomer Royal gelding will make his Australian Group 1 debut and will be ridden by Tommy Berry who is chasing his second straight win in the race after winning with Sacred Falls last year.

Other horses that will start on the inside of the 2014 Doncaster Mile field are veteran gelding My Kingdom Of Fife (barrier seven), Guy Walter-trained Toydini (barrier three), George Ryder Stakes runner-up Speediness (barrier one), Ron Quinton-trained Monton (barrier four) and imported galloper Lidari.

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2014 Doncaster Mile Field And Barrier Draw

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 11111×5417 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 19 58kg 114
2 1112x21x00 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 7 57kg 112
3 32x212x566 STREAMA Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 21 56.5kg 115
4 1x47835x44 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 14 56.5kg 111
5 714570×634 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 8 56kg 110
6 x51316x855 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 3 56kg 110
7 14423×6272 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Damien Oliver 1 55.5kg 109
8 12x2011x17 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy Luke Nolen 5 55kg 108
9 1x23205x45 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 20 54kg 110
10 x848113155 MONTON Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton (a) 4 54kg 106
11 x738320x30 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners James McDonald 2 53.5kg 109
12 x00x80x310 FAT AL Peter G Moody 15 53kg inc. 1.0kg Penalty 102
13 0x614143x3 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Joao Moreira 22 52.5kg 103
14 462x6983x0 HANA’S GOAL (JPN) Kazuhiro Kato Kyosuke Maruta 16 52kg 106
15 225x13x719 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Chad Schofield 6 52kg 102
16 22264×2116 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody Brenton Avdulla 11 51.5kg 101
17 2111x11x11 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 18 51.5kg 97
18 1125×1223 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 17 51.5kg 92
19 x6x244x321 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 13 51.5kg 89
20 5x52101x38 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 12 51.5kg 100
21e 165640×534 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 9 51.5kg 101
22e 376154×249 GYPSY DIAMOND John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 10 51.5kg 91

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