Japanese Duo Head 2015 Doncaster Mile Nominations

Two Japanese-trained raiders head the Doncaster Mile 2015 nominations taken by Racing NSW today along with those for the seven other Group 1 The Championship races this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Sacred Falls

Dual defending champ Sacred Falls is one of 25 Doncaster Mile entries for Chris Waller in 2015. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 139 gallopers make up the early entries for this year’s $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m), the handicap classic to run on Saturday April 4 along with the TJ Smith Stakes, Australian Derby and the Inglis’ Produce Stakes.

Leading the all-in futures Doncaster Mile odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at an early quote of around $7 is one of the two Japanese milers set to head down under for the race, World Ace.

The Yasutoshi Ikee-trained Deep Impact stallion was last seen in the winners’ stall back in April last year but ran a brave fourth last start behind Able Friend in the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin in mid-December.

He looks the benchmark of the visitors and the Australian bookmakers are taking no chances.

The other horse from Japan featuring in this year’s Doncaster Mile nominations is then Real Impact.

Noriyuki Hori’s stallion is a seven-year-old son of the same sire as World Ace, Deep Impact, and pays around $10 to win the Doncaster Mile following a 1400m victory in the Group 2 Hashin Cup on Firm ground back home in late December.

The two other horses high up the Doncaster Mile betting markets currently are then young Shooting To Win ($8) and First Seal ($9).

One of four for father-and-son training team Peter & Paul Snowden, Northern Meteor colt Shooting To Win is only three-years-old but is ready to tackle the big autumn stars.

He was last seen winning the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 11 and trialled well at Randwick on February 2 with a 1000m win ahead of his return in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) first-up Rosehill on February 21.

First Seal is another three-year-old shooting for Doncaster glory, the John Thompson-trained Fastnet Rock filly having won three of her six career starts to date.

Her biggest achievement was over the same track and distance as the Doncaster when winning the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) on October 4.

She backed up from that back at the track over 2000m in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and was a brave second to Gai Waterhouse’s 2015 Australian Derby hope Hampton Court.

Three-year-olds have an ace recent record in the Doncaster Mile with four saluting in the past decade including three on the trot with Racing To Win (2006), Haradasun (2007) and Triple Honour (2008).

The last three-year-old was Chris Waller’s subsequent 2014 champ Sacred Falls for his first in 2013, the 30th to win in the race’s history with the first being Wanderer (1873).

Along with dual champ Sacred Falls who has gone back-to-back for Waller in the past two years, Sydney’s premier trainer has also won the Doncaster with Rangirangdoo (2010) and Triple Honour (2008) in the past seven years.

This year Waller has an imposing 25 Doncaster Mile entries led by Epsom Handicap winner He’s Your Man who was last seen running second to Happy Trails in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Derby Day.

Waller’s other notable Doncaster hopes in 2015 are former ATC Oaks winner and perennial runner-up Royal Descent, dual defending champ Sacred Falls back again shooting for a hat-trick never before achieved, Boban who ran ninth first-up in the Expressway Stakes, and his Expressway Stakes winning stablemate Weary.

Royal Descent is the best fancied mare.

Mares have won two of the past four Doncaster Miles with Sacred Choice (2011) and the Gai Waterhouse-trained More Joyous (2012) who became the 32nd female winner of the classic three years back.

The other top three-year-olds in the mix for 2015 include the John O’Shea-trained Lonhro colt Sweynesse and the Bart & James Cummings-trained Golden Rose champ Hallowed Crown.

Other notable hopes include Paul Beshara’s Mackinnon Stakes winner Happy Trails and Peter Moody’s Memsie Stakes – Makybe Diva Stakes double winner Dissident.

The most noteworthy omission meanwhile is Emirates Stakes winner Hucklebuck.

Late Doncaster Mile entries close on Friday February 20 before the weights are released the following Monday.

First acceptances for all eight Group 1 The Championship races then close on Monday March 9 before the 2015 Doncaster Mile final field and barriers are out on Tuesday March 31.

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2015 Doncaster Mile Nominations

Randwick Racecourse – 04/04/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1x2122131x ADELAIDE (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
2 1211x6745x AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher N/A
3 x11x94180x ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse N/A
4 7211290x0x ALMIGHTY CHARGE Gai Waterhouse 87
5 316x3221x AMICUS Chris Waller 101
6 x73762x77x ANY DAY WILL DO David Vandyke 84
7 1127x1080x AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 103
8 801112x10x ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke N/A
9 1811x1x AS NEEDED Anthony Cummings 80
10 4311335x7x BAGMAN Chris Waller 104
11 111x BARON ARCHER Jason Warren N/A
12 211x136x BASCULE (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
13 9021x42x8x BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 110
14 5383x8431x BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 91
15 1x240x7x BETTER LAND Peter G Moody N/A
16 70x4559x9x BOBAN Chris Waller 113
17 317x32303x BOLD SNIPER (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
18 07x684071x BONARIA Pat Hyland N/A
19 07x323620x BULL POINT Chris Waller 100
20 6x4x1233x1 CATKINS Chris Waller N/A
21 12715x112x CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
22 12327x069x CHINTZ (NZ) Joseph Pride 96
23 24x131x18x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 104
24 164213111x COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse 109
25 16x21x513x COUNTRYMAN Gai Waterhouse 82
26 1x3722753x CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
27 111x4342x2 DELECTATION Chris Waller N/A
28 515215565x DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride 102
29 235x700x15 DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
30 58141x879x DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse 106
31 1122×6 DIAMOND VALORES (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden N/A
32 111122x DISPOSITION Wez Hunter N/A
33 60x1126x3x DISSIDENT Peter G Moody N/A
34 1114x1828x ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
35 20x23x715x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
36 6564×21124 EXCITED PRINCE Jason Coyle 72
37 21x216x23x EXTRA NOBLE (GB) Michael Moroney N/A
38 090354366x FAST DRAGON Bruce Wallace N/A
39 4x12112x FIRST SEAL John P Thompson 103
40 111x22221x FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 113
41 x31151160x FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon N/A
42 1x612124x7 FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ) David Payne N/A
43 89x431850x FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 113
44 034x40100x FOREVER LOVED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 96
45 27x261126x GENERAL GROOVE Leon & Troy Corstens 90
46 113x11226x GIRL GUIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
47 7x4x11x9Px GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
48 912x50950x GYPSY DIAMOND Peter & Paul Snowden N/A
49 11x114x HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings N/A
50 10x834118x HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse N/A
51 2x5820561x HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara N/A
52 869x1520x HARARE Pat Carey N/A
53 11×6 HAURAKI John O’Shea N/A
54 7514080x0x HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 108
55 21x480x01x HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 96
56 40x313112x HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 110
57 258221123x HI SON Tony Gollan N/A
58 1x718547x2 HIMALAYA DREAM (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
59 131x HONG KONG CAPTAIN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
60 x2x50554x0 HONORIUS David Payne N/A
61 34x471315x HOOKED John P Thompson N/A
62 09x938x11x HOSTING Greg Eurell N/A
63 128x20121x I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller 107
64 9x5373350x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea N/A
65 11x1x IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman N/A
66 8265052111 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
67 43x861D70x JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 108
68 121×4 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
69 64x114731x LANDLOCKED (NZ) Joe Cleary 80
70 x820x8830x LASER HAWK Joseph Pride 105
71 140x38627x LAW Chris Waller 80
72 3x13x1x LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 73
73 x11212x84x LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
74 2145x867x6 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke N/A
75 90x544260x LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody N/A
76 013x16130x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 111
77 31124x511x MAHARA Peter & Paul Snowden 96
78 0x53480x5x MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 101
79 11x4169x3 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney N/A
80 1x117x299x MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106
81 668283×642 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell N/A
82 x042710x0x MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price N/A
83 x55610831x MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
84 x1707x202x MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy N/A
85 85x7334x1x NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
86 NORTHERN SOLSTICE (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
87 x1341Dx00x ORATOR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
88 33x1312x24 PAJARO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse N/A
89 12155x4x PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara 90
90 x558611x2x PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
91 10x24280x6 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody N/A
92 621x44571x POLITENESS Robert Smerdon N/A
93 x15139x41x PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse N/A
94 7322421x PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
95 47x416744x PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis 75
96 05x418x23x PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay N/A
97 3x3311x3 QUICK STRIKE Chris Waller 70
98 21x5533x8x RARE FRAGRANCE Bryce Heys 77
99 1x89x0x61x REAL IMPACT (JPN) Noriyuki Hori N/A
100 x23111x11x RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan 103
101 525x22220x ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller N/A
102 3530x2211x RUDY Helen Page 100
103 16533x300x RYKER Gai Waterhouse N/A
104 412x44140x SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
105 32x311111x SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ) Murray Baker N/A
106 11x3620x8x SAN DIEGO John O’Shea N/A
107 7x111229x1 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara N/A
108 11x82311x SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden N/A
109 24x977673x SHOREHAM Saab Hasan N/A
110 429x72845x SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra N/A
111 x31211x18x SONNTAG Henry Dwyer N/A
112 81x247844x SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
113 19x0x5x10x SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse 103
114 44x527012x SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings 80
115 4226x1107x STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
116 239x16800x STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison N/A
117 x3121122x2 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir N/A
118 897x00000x STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings N/A
119 76x12N311x SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston N/A
120 212x SUPARA Gai Waterhouse 71
121 1x11138x SWEYNESSE John O’Shea N/A
122 51x2x SWORN TO SILENCE (NZ) Bryce Heys 65
123 67x312526x TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald N/A
124 47470546×1 TALES OF GRIMM (USA) Sam Kavanagh N/A
125 0112x9121x TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd N/A
126 x11259x25x TELEPATHIC (NZ) Chris Waller 81
127 6212x4212x TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli N/A
128 212111939x THE CLEANER Mick Burles N/A
129 650x2114x THE WACO KID Nick Olive 59
130 113x THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody 76
131 1218x2311x TINTO Rex Lipp N/A
132 85506x380x TOYDINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
133 VELOX (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
134 44x404730x WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse N/A
135 1x11x1x WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
136 132x560x1x WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 108
137 11x122x WINX Chris Waller 96
138 276x6186x4 WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse N/A
139 x5x15x084x WORLD ACE (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee N/A

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