Sacred Falls Tops 2015 Doncaster Mile Weights With 58kg

Chris Waller’s four-time Group 1 winner and dual defending champion Sacred Falls heads the Doncaster Mile 2015 weights with 58kg for his attempt at three straight wins in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival classic.

Sacred Falls

Dual winner Sacred Falls leads the 2015 Doncaster Mile weights for his attempt at a historic third win in the autumn classic in April. Photo: Steve Hart.

There are officially 137 horses nominated for the 150th edition of the $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m), the handicap clash set to take place at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships, Saturday April 4.

Incredibly 25 of those come from the stables of the state’s premier trainer Waller who has prepared four Doncaster Mile winners with Triple Honour (2008), Rangirangdoo (2010), and Sacred Falls who has won the past two editions in 2013 and 2014.

  • Sacred Falls carries the 58kg top weight
  • One of 25 nominations for Waller and has won the past two editions
  • No horse has won three Doncaster Miles
  • Last horse to carry 58kg to victory was Sunline (2002)
  • The heaviest weighted mare is the Waller-trained Royal Descent with 54kg
  • The last mare to win was More Joyous in 2012 with 57.5kg

The O’Reilly entire first won as a three-year-old two years ago carrying just 53kg before coming back to do it again on another rain-affected track with 56.5kg last autumn.

He faces a much tougher assignment however if he is to become the first triple Doncaster Mile winner in history going up to the 58kg top weight in 2015.

It’s a hefty impost and one that hasn’t been carried to victory since the great mare Sunline did it with 58kg back in 2002.

She was the first with the weight since Super Impose, the last dual Doncaster Mile champ before Sacred Falls, carried an incredible 59.5kg to victory for his second in 1991.

Sacred Falls currently pays $13 in the latest Doncaster Mile odds to make history this autumn with his third win carrying the big weight.

The next three heaviest weighted hopes are then the Peter Moody-trained four-time Group 1 winner Dissident (57.5kg), and two more for Team Waller with recent stable acquisition Adelaide (57kg) and Foreteller (56.5kg).

Sebring stallion Dissident was last seen winning the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 14, adding to his Group 1 wins in the Makybe Diva Stakes, Memsie Stakes and Randwick Guineas.

Dissident pays $13 to win the Doncaster Mile, an equal price with European import Adelaide who was last seen winning the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in his debut down under last October.

Joining Waller’s Underwood Stakes winning veteran Foreteller on 56.5kg for the Doncaster Mile are then the Paul Beshara-trained Mackinnon Stakes champ Happy Trails and Lee & Anthony Freedman’s European import Ivanhowe (56.5kg).

Ivanhowe was last seen running a brave sixth in the Group 1 Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo back in November and, while yet to be confirmed as a runner in the autumn, has 2015 Melbourne Cup ambitions this coming spring carnival.

Waller’s other heaviest weighted hopes are then four more Group 1 winners from his stable Boban (56kg), He’s Your Man (55kg), Beaten Up (54.5kg) and last year’s Kingston Town Classic champ Moriarty (54.5kg).

The heaviest weighted mare meanwhile is Waller’s 2013 Australian Oaks winner Royal Descent on 54kg.

She was last seen running a disappointing 12th in the Cox Plate behind her now stablemate but had a stellar lead-up into that race with four straight second place finishes including behind the fellow Waller-trained Sacred Falls in the Group 1 George Main Stakes and He’s Your Man in the Epsom over the 1600m at Randwick.

Two mares have won the Doncaster Mile in the past decade when Sacred Choice (2011) and More Joyous (2012) went back-to-back a few years ago.

The next mare in the weights this year is then Lucia Valentina with 53.5kg.

Futures Doncaster Mile betting meanwhile is led by Japan’s Hong Kong Mile fourth placegetter World Ace ($8) who is on 55.5kg.

Also high-up the all-in Doncaster Mile odds are another Japanese galloper with Hanshin Cup winner Real Impact ($10) allocated 55kg, Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win ($10) for Peter & Paul Snowden on just 51.5kg, 50kg lightweight filly First Seal ($11) who won the Group 1 Flight Stakes in the spring over this track and distance, the James & Bart Cummings-trained Golden Rose winning colt Hallowed Crown ($11) on 52kg who won the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes first-up last Saturday, and the aforementioned Epsom Handicap champ He’s Your Man ($11) on 55kg.

See below for the full 2015 Doncaster Mile weights, first acceptances closing on Monday March 9.

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2015 Doncaster Mile Weights

Royal Randwick – 04/04/2015

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 RUDY Helen Page 1 50.5kg 101
2 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller 2 58kg 116
3 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody 3 57.5kg 115
4 ADELAIDE (IRE) Chris Waller 4 57kg 114
5 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 5= 56.5kg 113
6 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 5= 56.5kg 113
7 IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman 5= 56.5kg 113
8 BOBAN Chris Waller 8= 56kg 112
9 CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 8= 56kg 112
10 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 8= 54kg 112
11 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 11= 55.5kg 111
12 WORLD ACE (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee 11= 55.5kg 111
13 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 11= 53.5kg 111
14 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 14= 55kg 110
15 REAL IMPACT (JPN) Noriyuki Hori 14= 55kg 110
16 CATKINS Chris Waller 14= 53kg 110
17 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 17= 54.5kg 109
18 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 17= 54.5kg 109
19 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 17= 54.5kg 109
20 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 20= 54kg 108
21 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 20= 54kg 108
22 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 20= 54kg 108
23 THE CLEANER Mick Burles 20= 54kg 108
24 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 20= 54kg 108
25 COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse 20= 52kg 108
26 GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 26 53.5kg 107
27 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 27= 53kg 106
28 BONARIA Pat Hyland 27= 51kg 106
29 DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse 27= 51kg 106
30 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller 30= 52.5kg 105
31 LASER HAWK Joseph Pride 30= 52.5kg 105
32 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 30= 52.5kg 105
33 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay 30= 52.5kg 105
34 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings 30= 52kg 105
35 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke 30= 50.5kg 105
36 TINTO Rex Lipp 30= 50.5kg 105
37 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 37= 52kg 104
38 HOOKED John P Thompson 37= 52kg 104
39 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 37= 52kg 104
40 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy 37= 52kg 104
41 SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden 37= 51.5kg 104
42 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 42= 51.5kg 103
43 HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse 42= 51kg 103
44 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller 42= 51kg 103
45 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson 42= 50kg 103
46 BAGMAN Chris Waller 46= 51kg 102
47 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride 46= 51kg 102
48 PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse 46= 51kg 102
49 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara 46= 50.5kg 102
50 SOLICIT Gerald Ryan 46= 50kg 102
51 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea 51= 50.5kg 101
52 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 51= 50.5kg 101
53 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 51= 50.5kg 101
54 AMICUS Chris Waller 51= 50kg 101
55 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea 51= 50kg 101
56 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 56= 50kg 100
57 BULL POINT Chris Waller 56= 50kg 100
58 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56= 50kg 100
59 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 56= 50kg 100
60 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan 56= 50kg 100
61 SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ) Murray Baker 56= 50kg 100
62 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer 56= 50kg 100
63 SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse 56= 50kg 100
64 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 56= 50kg 100
65 BOLD SNIPER (GB) Gai Waterhouse 65= 50kg 99
66 DISPOSITION Wez Hunter 65= 50kg 99
67 HONORIUS David Payne 65= 50kg 99
68 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller 65= 50kg 99
69 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody 65= 50kg 99
70 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher 70= 50kg 98
71 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse 70= 50kg 98
72 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon 70= 50kg 98
73 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse 70= 50kg 98
74 CHINTZ (NZ) Joseph Pride 74= 50kg 96
75 DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller 74= 50kg 96
76 FOREVER LOVED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 74= 50kg 96
77 GIRL GUIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 74= 50kg 96
78 GYPSY DIAMOND Peter & Paul Snowden 74= 50kg 96
79 MAHARA Peter & Paul Snowden 74= 50kg 96
80 WINX Chris Waller 74= 50kg 96
81 HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 81= 50kg 95
82 SHOREHAM Saab Hasan 81= 50kg 95
83 STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 81= 50kg 95
84 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse 84= 50kg 94
85 FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon 84= 50kg 94
86 HOSTING Greg Eurell 84= 50kg 94
87 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 84= 50kg 94
88 TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd 84= 50kg 94
89 HI SON Tony Gollan 89= 50kg 92
90 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell 89= 50kg 92
91 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price 89= 50kg 92
92 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 89= 50kg 92
93 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 93 50kg 91
94 DELECTATION Chris Waller 94= 50kg 90
95 FAST DRAGON Bruce Wallace 94= 50kg 90
96 GENERAL GROOVE Leon & Troy Corstens 94= 50kg 90
97 PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara 94= 50kg 90
98 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir 94= 50kg 90
99 TALES OF GRIMM (USA) Sam Kavanagh 94= 50kg 90
100 VELOX (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 94= 50kg 90
101 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 101 50kg 87
102 WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse 102 50kg 86
103 ALMIGHTY CHARGE Gai Waterhouse 103= 50kg 85
104 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney 103= 50kg 85
105 TELEPATHIC (NZ) Chris Waller 103= 50kg 85
106 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103= 50kg 85
107 ANY DAY WILL DO David Vandyke 107= 50kg 84
108 COUNTRYMAN Gai Waterhouse 107= 50kg 84
109 ORATOR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 107= 50kg 84
110 RYKER Gai Waterhouse 107= 50kg 84
111 FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ) David Payne 111= 50kg 82
112 SAN DIEGO John O’Shea 111= 50kg 82
113 LANDLOCKED (NZ) Joe Cleary 113= 50kg 80
114 SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings 113= 50kg 80
115 LAW Chris Waller 115 50kg 79
116 DIAMOND VALORES (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 116= 50kg 78
117 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli 116= 50kg 78
118 EXTRA NOBLE (GB) Michael Moroney 118= 50kg 77
119 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 118= 50kg 77
120 PAJARO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 118= 50kg 77
121 RARE FRAGRANCE Bryce Heys 118= 50kg 77
122 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald 122= 50kg 76
123 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody 122= 50kg 76
124 BASCULE (NZ) Chris Waller 124= 50kg 75
125 HONG KONG CAPTAIN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 124= 50kg 75
126 NORTHERN SOLSTICE (GB) Gai Waterhouse 124= 50kg 75
127 HIMALAYA DREAM (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 127 50kg 74
128 PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis 128 50kg 73
129 BARON ARCHER Jason Warren 129 50kg 72
130 EXCITED PRINCE Jason Coyle 130= 50kg 71
131 SUPARA Gai Waterhouse 130= 50kg 71
132 QUICK STRIKE Chris Waller 132 50kg 70
133 BETTER LAND Peter G Moody 133= 50kg 67
134 SWORN TO SILENCE (NZ) Bryce Heys 133= 50kg 67
135 HAURAKI John O’Shea 135 50kg 66
136 HARARE Pat Carey 136 50kg 62
137 THE WACO KID Nick Olive 137 50kg 59

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