Hosting to Have “Sneaky Shot” at 2015 Doncaster Mile

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Hosting to Have “Sneaky Shot” at 2015 Doncaster Mile

Cranbourne’s Greg Eurell is hoping to have a “sneaky shot” at the Doncaster Mile 2015 this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival with his talented galloper Hosting who returns to racing in Melbourne this weekend.


Hosting could target the 2015 Doncaster Mile in Sydney this autumn. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The five-year-old Host gelding, a winner of five of his 15 starts to date, is lightly raced for his age and ready to step up to Group 1 company again after a failed bid at Flemington as a three-year-old.

Hosting backed up from two good black type thirds in the Manfred Stakes and CS Hayes Stakes during the autumn of 2013 running in Flemington’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m).

After getting stuck right back from his outside barrier 14 of 15 draw in the mile feature, he couldn’t improve on his position and remained 14th at the turn before running dead last behind Ferlax in a race that suited the front runners.

Since then Eurell hasn’t stepped the horse back up to elite level company but is now dreaming big with plans to hopefully run in the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) during The Championships at Royal Randwick on April 4.

Hosting won back-to-back races at his two latest starts during the spring including the Listed Weekend Hussler Plate (1400m) at Caulfield on October 11.

“He probably showed last time what we always thought he could do,” Eurell told Racing Network on Friday morning.

“If he really gets back to his best form I wouldn’t mind having a sneaky shot at the Doncaster.

“Those horses with the light weights can cause an upset in races like that, and he would certainly get in with a light weight.”

With an excellent first-up record of three wins and a third from five resuming runs so far, he’s out to add to that at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday running in the eighth on Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day.

Drawn in barrier nine of 12 for the $80,000 Trophy (1200m, Hosting will get a two kilogram claim thanks to jockey Jye McNeil who rides him on 59kg.

It’s a wide open market for the Benchmark 96 handicap with eight of the runners paying between $6 and $9.

Current favourite at the six dollar price is market mover Hard Stride in barrier two, the Street Sense four-year-old looking for his first win since the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) victory over multiple Group 1 winner Moment Of Change in August last year.

Hosting meanwhile pays $11 just outside the better fancied runners.

“The weight is the biggest concern tomorrow and he’s never raced down the straight either, although I don’t see that being a problem,” Eurell said.

“The horse is very well – in great shape – and he goes well first-up.”

He’s even longer, unsurprisingly, to cause a massive boilover next month sitting at $81 in the futures Doncaster Mile odds that are led by Japan’s World Ace ($8) and Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win ($9) who returns in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) in Sydney on Saturday.

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