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.
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
|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|
|9||CRITERION (NZ)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||8=||56kg||112|
|10||ROYAL DESCENT||Chris Waller||8=||54kg||112|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|60||RED EXCITEMENT||Gerald Ryan||56=||50kg||100|
|61||SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ)||Murray Baker||56=||50kg||100|
|64||SUAVITO (NZ)||Nigel Blackiston||56=||50kg||100|
|65||BOLD SNIPER (GB)||Gai Waterhouse||65=||50kg||99|
|68||KERMADEC (NZ)||Chris Waller||65=||50kg||99|
|69||PLUCKY BELLE||Peter G Moody||65=||50kg||99|
|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|
|81||HERA (NZ)||Kris Lees||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|
|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|
|92||PETROLOGY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||89=||50kg||92|
|93||BEST CASE (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||93||50kg||91|
|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|
|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|
|109||ORATOR (IRE)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||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|
|116||DIAMOND VALORES (NZ)||Peter & Paul Snowden||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|
|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|
|137||THE WACO KID||Nick Olive||137||50kg||59|