Winx Leads 2016 Doncaster Mile Nominations

Chris Waller’s star mare Winx is the headline 2016 Doncaster Mile nomination taken by Racing NSW this week ahead of the feature race on Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick in April.

Winx

Chris Waller has 30 Doncaster Mile 2016 nominations including his Cox Plate winning mare Winx. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

There are four elite level features on the Doncaster Mile Day card on Saturday April 1 including the $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) that attracted 163 nominations.

Up from 139 last Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, this season’s Doncaster Mile nominations feature a bumper 30 entries from the race’s leading trainer Waller.

Waller has won six of the past eight editions of the Doncaster Mile Handicap including the past three years on the trot with Sacred Falls (2013 & 2014) and Kermadec (2015).

His top entry in 2016 to extend the winning streak is Cox Plate winning mare Winx who is more likely to target the following Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The bookmakers are keeping the Street Cry four-year-old safe in Doncaster Mile betting however, Winx leading the all-in markets as she prepares to kick off her campaign in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) in Sydney this Saturday.

The other shortest-priced of the Waller contingent in futures Doncaster Mile odds this year is Press Statement.

The dual Group 1 winning Hinchinbrook colt was last seen taking out the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne last October and also runs first-up this weekend having been nominated for a number of races across Sydney and Melbourne.

Three-year-olds have dominated the Doncaster Mile results over the past 30 years including two winners for Waller in the past three years.

Waller’s other headline 2016 Doncaster Mile hopefuls include the defending champion Kermadec and four-year-old Not A Single Doubt stallion Good Project who won Perth’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) back in November.

Following Winx and Press Statement in early Doncaster betting meanwhile is Bow Creek for John O’Shea and powerhouse racing operation Godolphin.

O’Shea boasts two Doncaster Mile wins with Private Steer (2004) and Racing To Win (2006) and imported Shamardal five-year-old Bow Creek is one of 10 nominations for the stable this year.

His other headline entries include Mackinnon Stakes third placegetter Contributer who won last autumn’s Chipping Norton Stakes – Ranvet Stakes double and Crown Oaks third placegetter Ambience.

Ambience, if accepted, will be out to become the first three-year-old filly to take out the Doncaster Mile since the great Sunline (1999).

Other noteworthy fillies in the mix include the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Thousand Guineas winner Stay With Me, last year’s Golden Slipper runner-up English, the Peter Moody-trained daughter of Savabeel Pasadena Girl and Perfect Reflection.

More Than Ready three-year-old Perfect Reflection is early favourite to beat home the boys in the $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington in early March for new trainer Darren Weir.

Previously prepared in Perth the undefeated filly has won all five of her career starts to date including the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in December.

Last spring’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Weir’s other headline Doncaster Mile entries include Toorak Handicap champ Lucky Hussler, Magic Millions Guineas winning Flying Spur colt Mahuta and Stratum Star won took out the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes last September.

Murray Baker’s Emirates Stakes winner from the spring Turn Me Loose runs first-up this weekend in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and is another headline Doncaster Mile entry.

He has also been entered for the lucrative Queen Elizabeth Stakes on April 9.

The 2016 Doncaster Mile first acceptances are taken at 12pm (AEDT) on Tuesday March 8 and the final field is out on Tuesday March 29, 2016.

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2016 Doncaster Mile Nominations

Randwick Racecourse – 02/04/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x29071311x ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 6 Lee Somervell
2 515x35578x ADORABEEL (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride 87
3 3x AL NADER G 3 Gai Waterhouse
4 1180x6x ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
5 062831013x AMARELA (NZ) M 4 Nigel Blackiston
6 2x311313x AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea
7 60x11005x1 AMICUS M 4 Chris Waller 108
8 1171x50x0x AMORINO G 6 Archie Alexander
9 0x5797x60x AOMEN (IRE) G 8 Anthony Cummings 98
10 132x14111x ARTISTRY M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 84
11 11x ASINARA F 3 John O’Shea 68
12 120x12123x AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher
13 41x184x BACHELOR HEIR G 3 Kris Lees 63
14 3x217113x BADAWIYA F 3 Mick Price
15 817x55048x BALLET SUITE M 4 Chris Waller
16 30x484256x BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
17 1x9607x33x BIG MONEY G 6 Rodney Northam 104
18 174x70000x BIKILA G 4 Pat Carey
19 40x111492x BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir
20 70x12x149x BOBAN G 6 Chris Waller 116
21 11x6x6x20x BOW CREEK (IRE) H 5 John O’Shea
22 x2497x380x BRING ME THE MAID M 4 Peter G Moody
23 565x890x01 BULL POINT H 5 David Vandyke 99
24 21226x159x CATKINS M 6 Chris Waller
25 2x510x CELTIC TIGER (NZ) G 3 Mick Price
26 x711x6013x CENTRE PIVOT G 5 Peter Robl 102
27 231111541x CHARMED HARMONY G 6 John Sadler
28 1213x1112x CHAUTAUQUA G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
29 x111x5653x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) H 6 John O’Shea
30 91x1657x3x COSMIC CUBE (NZ) G 5 David Vandyke 90
31 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 92
32 131x43062x DAL CIELO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker
33 34x105x DARK STEEL C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
34 783x15167x DEVIL HAWK G 3 Chris Waller 77
35 834122x DUBAIINSTYLE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 66
36 614x24269x ECUADOR (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse
37 1212243x EL GRECO G 3 Peter G Moody
38 6822x3314x ENCOSTA LINE G 3 Chris Waller 67
39 1126x ENGLISH F 3 Gai Waterhouse 95
40 2460x2357x ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
41 11x572217x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse
42 2120x1266x FAWKNER G 8 Robert Hickmott
43 4412x9102x FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope
44 541660x FINALLY FREE (NZ) H 5 Mark Sues 60
45 112x21226x FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson 107
46 11x GHISONI F 3 John O’Shea 72
47 31x69358x8 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 71
48 1211×50 GOLD SYMPHONY C 3 Peter G Moody
49 11x111x4x GOLDSTREAM (ITY) H 4 Kris Lees
50 57x123121x GOOD PROJECT H 4 Chris Waller
51 111x5x111x HAPPY CLAPPER G 5 Patrick Webster 100
52 221x36x HARLEM RIVER F 3 Gai Waterhouse 73
53 11x11x114 HASSELHOOF (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs 96
54 0212x0728x HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea 104
55 075x00035x HAWKSPUR G 6 Chris Waller
56 x8x52415x2 HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
57 30130×2231 HEAVENS ABOVE M 4 Tim Martin 82
58 6x111x0x4x HUCKLEBUCK G 5 Phillip Stokes
59 7x6131x HURSLEY (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 73
60 x19x87x23x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea 104
61 386210287x JUST A BLUR M 5 Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 82
62 431x52140x KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
63 5x10042x5x KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller
64 312×12 LE ROMAIN G 3 Kris Lees 76
65 210x09936x LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
66 2x6321228x LIZARD ISLAND C 3 Pat Hyland
67 72827x439x LOGOTYPE (JPN) H 6 Tsuyoshi Tanaka
68 23415×3 LOYALTY MAN G 3 Michael Moroney
69 76x648915x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees
70 7x46136x1x LUCKY HUSSLER G 6 Darren Weir
71 015x12114x MABEEL (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
72 x1255x440x MAGIC ARTIST (IRE) H 5 Kris Lees
73 411x00000x MAGICOOL G 4 Chris Waller
74 x511x5305x MAHARA M 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 96
75 2411111x MAHUTA C 3 Darren Weir
76 5x1371330x MAN OF CHOICE G 3 Luke Price
77 43467x122x MARENOSTRO (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 86
78 13213x MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir
79 MCCREERY (GB) G 4 Chris Waller
80 9x5383482x MESSENE G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
81 321105x METALLIC CROWN C 3 Chris Waller 77
82 x14291410x MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 5 Danny O’Brien
83 429x00740x MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
84 1117x2x MURAQABA G 4 Anthony Cummings 75
85 6416765x3x NO TRICKS (NZ) M 4 Wayne Walters
86 4x ONCE WERE WARRIORS G 3 David Vandyke
87 111x130x1x OUR BOY MALACHI G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
88 2430x7212x PAJARO (NZ) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 88
89 211×7 PALENTINO C 3 Darren Weir
90 141x25444x PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 Peter G Moody
91 1214x PEARLS F 3 John O’Shea 89
92 11111x PERFECT REFLECTION F 3 Darren Weir
93 6000x1112x POLITENESS M 5 Robert Smerdon
94 11 POPOVICH (NZ) G 3 Robert Smerdon
95 11x263849x PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse
96 28x011907x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
97 111x2511x PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 109
98 11x60x PRINCE OF BROOKLYN C 3 Mick Price
99 40x000820x PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir 101
100 140×1 PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren
101 47x23939x3 READY FOR VICTORY C 3 Mick Price
102 x60x123x3x REBEL DANE H 6 Gary Portelli
103 9x0111x76x RED BOMBER G 5 Mick Price
104 1127x2600x RICH ENUFF H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 102
105 22x620027x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
106 2x61211x RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
107 x400x0x65x RIVER LAD G 8 Kris Lees 107
108 13x411x RIVER WILD C 3 Gai Waterhouse 76
109 827x57523x ROCK STURDY H 5 Joseph Pride
110 0x3320099x RUDY G 5 Helen Page
111 154x11947x SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller
112 3x31324x SAILING BY F 3 Mick Price
113 114x SANTA ANA LANE G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
114 1122x267x SARDAAJ (NZ) M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
115 3x169x5x SATYA M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
116 229x15450x SCISSOR KICK H 4 Paul Messara
117 1x172029x4 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea 82
118 x63425823x SHOREHAM G 6 Gerald Ryan 96
119 21141x621x SILVERBALL (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 104
120 x2532x145x SINGING (FR) H 6 Kris Lees
121 3171x4740x SLIGHTLY SWEET M 4 Jason Coyle 92
122 1x11940x1x SNOOPY C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
123 120x281x2x SOLICIT M 5 Gerald Ryan 104
124 2311x2380x SONS OF JOHN G 5 Jason Attard
125 11x623x1 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan 85
126 1102320x3x SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker
127 12x3549x5x SPY DECODER (NZ) G 5 Anthony Cummings 82
128 1x1x1x141x START WONDERING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 89
129 25x11616x STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 104
130 11x STELLAR COLLISION G 3 Darren Weir
131 512132314x STORM THE STARS (USA) H 4 Chris Waller
132 32x731310x STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir
133 1x4480x82x STRAWBERRY BOY G 7 Chris Waller
134 2N311x117x SUAVITO (NZ) M 5 Nigel Blackiston 109
135 2349x9700x SUPARA M 4 Gai Waterhouse 79
136 26x1x1x1x SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent
137 x2x65x0x0x TAP THAT (JPN) H 4 Darren Weir
138 1153x2x0 TARQUIN C 3 John O’Shea 87
139 311731x TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
140 132542229x TATOOSH G 3 Paul Perry
141 7035451712 TESTASHADOW G 4 Gary Portelli 83
142 167x70211x TINTO M 5 Rex Lipp
143 12205×1 TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney
144 173115x34x TOO GOOD TO REFUSE C 3 Desleigh Forster
145 1x4x TOP SCORE C 3 John Sargent 66
146 5x416211x8 TORGERSEN (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 78
147 25x0x5170x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 5 Yasutoshi Ikee
148 550x43510x TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing
149 111x2x7x5x TRUST IN A GUST H 5 Darren Weir
150 3x1628x8 TULSA G 3 Michael Moroney
151 131x62111x TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker
152 5x2462111x VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller 101
153 102x15460x VERGARA M 5 Anthony Cummings 93
154 213x70590x VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
155 1114 VOSTOK G 3 Peter G Moody
156 15x2116x1x WAR JET G 5 Joe Cleary 80
157 82x249000x WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
158 15211x111x WINX M 4 Chris Waller 116
159 3x335x15 WOLF CRY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
160 1x831114x XTRAVAGANT (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
161 971x389x8x YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 5 Michael Moroney
162 00549x149x ZANBAGH M 5 John P Thompson 93
163 x8377142x9 ZOUTENANT C 3 Gai Waterhouse 76

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