Fawkner Heads 2016 Doncaster Mile Weights

Three-time Group 1 winner Fawkner has been allocated top weight for the Doncaster Mile 2016 that runs at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ in Sydney on April 2.

Fawkner

Veteran galloper Fawkner heads the 2016 Doncaster Mile weights for the April 2 feature at Randwick Racecourse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) attracted a bumper 163 nominations for the 151st edition of the handicap classic, weights for which were released by Racing NSW this week.

Heading the Doncaster Mile handicaps with 58kg is the Robert Hickmott-trained Fawkner.

The eight-year-old Reset grey is best known for his elite level wins in the 2013 Caulfield Cup, 2014 Caulfield Stakes and 2015 Makybe Diva Stakes.

He hasn’t raced in Sydney however since September of 2013 and no Doncaster Mile winner has carried 58kg to victory since mighty New Zealand mare Sunline back in 2002.

The highest weighted mare in the Doncaster Mile mix meanwhile is Chris Waller’s superstar daughter of Street Cry Winx with 56.5kg.

The four-year-old is the winner of the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) last winter, the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) in the spring and the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) in her biggest turf triumph to date.

She resumed with an excellent Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) success at Randwick and is nominated for this weekend’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) back at the track.

While Waller has indicated the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on April 9 is the major autumn aim for Winx, her Doncaster weight could sway a change of plans.

Two mares have won the Doncaster Mile in recent years with Sacred Choice carrying 52kg to victory in 2011 and More Joyous carting 57.5kg for her 2012 win.

Waller meanwhile has dominated the Doncaster Mile results in recent years with five wins: Triple Honour (2008), Rangirangdoo (2010), Sacred Falls (2013-14) and Kermadec (2015) who won as a three-year-old last Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Winx is current $7.50 second favourite in futures Doncaster Mile odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, markets led by her stablemate Press Statement ($6.50).

Three-year-old Hinchinbrook colt Press Statement won the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) to cap off his spring campaign last year and returned with a very smart two and a quarter-length victory on February 20 in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.

Waller’s other notable Doncaster Mile entries and their weights include the defending champion Kermadec (57kg) and Boban (57.5kg).

Teofilo four-year-old Kermadec carried only 51kg to victory in last year’s Doncaster Mile so goes up notably in weight looking to emulate Sacred Falls as the last back-to-back winner of the classic.

His only victory since was in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) last September, and his last run was a second last (13th) behind star stablemate Winx in the weight-for-age Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.

Five-time top level winner Bernardini gelding Boban is yet to contest a Doncaster Mile, but has Group 1 winning form at the same track and distance and has won a Group 1 race every year since 2013.

Also allocated 57kg with last year’s Doncaster Mile winner are New Zealand’s Turn Me Loose and Contributer for John O’Shea.

Murray Baker prepares Iffraaj stallion Turn Me Loose who won last November’s Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington and was far from disgraced first-up at Caulfield this month when just over a length away fourth in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m).

The Godolphin-raced Contributer meanwhile hasn’t raced since a third to French raider Gailo Chop in last October’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) in Melbourne.

After Winx, the other best fancied Doncaster Mile hope in 2016 is the John Thompson-trained First Seal ($9) after her win in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) last weekend carrying 58kg.

She won the 2014 Flight Stakes over the Randwick mile and is allocated a very attracted 53kg for the Doncaster Mile.

The second highest-weighted mare though is the Nigel Blackiston-trained Suavito (54.5kg) who returned off a 10 month spell to win the CF Orr Stakes first-up.

Also high up the latest all-in Doncaster Mile betting markets are the likes of Ciaron Maher’s Myer Classic third placegetter Azkadellia ($13) and Kiwi Group 1 winner Xtravagant ($13) allocated 50kg and 53kg respectively.

See below for the full Doncaster Mile 2016 weights, first acceptances for the major closing on Tuesday March 8.

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2016 Doncaster Mile Weights

Randwick Racecourse – 02/04/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 111x5x111x HAPPY CLAPPER G 5 Patrick Webster 1 50.5kg 100
2 5211x111x1 WINX M 4 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg 116
3 120x1266x0 FAWKNER G 8 Robert Hickmott 3 58kg 115
4 0x12x149x6 BOBAN G 6 Chris Waller 4 57.5kg 114
5 x111x5653x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) H 6 John O’Shea 5= 57kg 113
6 431x52140x KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 5= 57kg 113
7 31x62111x4 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker 5= 57kg 113
8 213x1112x1 CHAUTAUQUA G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8= 56.5kg 112
9 7x46136x12 LUCKY HUSSLER G 6 Darren Weir 8= 56.5kg 112
10 N311x117x1 SUAVITO (NZ) M 5 Nigel Blackiston 8= 54.5kg 112
11 28x011907x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 11= 56kg 111
12 25x0x51709 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 5 Yasutoshi Ikee 11= 56kg 111
13 72827x439x LOGOTYPE (JPN) H 6 Tsuyoshi Tanaka 13= 55.5kg 110
14 512132314x STORM THE STARS (USA) H 4 Chris Waller 13= 55.5kg 110
15 76x648915x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 13= 53.5kg 110
16 2x620027x0 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 13= 53.5kg 110
17 6x111x0x43 HUCKLEBUCK G 5 Phillip Stokes 17= 55kg 109
18 11x263849x PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse 17= 55kg 109
19 2x731310x7 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 17= 55kg 109
20 111x2x7x58 TRUST IN A GUST H 5 Darren Weir 17= 55kg 109
21 12x21226x1 FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson 17= 53kg 109
22 000x1112x2 POLITENESS M 5 Robert Smerdon 17= 53kg 109
23 1x6x6x20x0 BOW CREEK (IRE) H 5 John O’Shea 23= 54.5kg 108
24 x60x123x35 REBEL DANE H 6 Gary Portelli 23= 54.5kg 108
25 111x2511x1 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 23= 54kg 108
26 60x11005x1 AMICUS M 4 Chris Waller 26= 52kg 107
27 1226x159x6 CATKINS M 6 Chris Waller 26= 52kg 107
28 412x9102x9 FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 26= 52kg 107
29 1×8311141 XTRAVAGANT (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 29= 53kg 106
30 120x281x22 SOLICIT M 5 Gerald Ryan 29= 51.5kg 106
31 11x572217x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse 31= 53kg 105
32 x1255x440x MAGIC ARTIST (IRE) H 5 Kris Lees 31= 53kg 105
33 167x70211x TINTO M 5 Rex Lipp 31= 51kg 105
34 30x484256x BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 34= 52.5kg 104
35 40x111492x BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir 34= 52.5kg 104
36 460x2357x0 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 34= 52.5kg 104
37 212x0728x3 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea 34= 52.5kg 104
38 x19x87x23x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea 34= 52.5kg 104
39 10x09936x5 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 34= 52.5kg 104
40 x5383482x0 MESSENE G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 34= 52.5kg 104
41 13x70590x6 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs 34= 52.5kg 104
42 311731×4 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 34= 52kg 104
43 314181458x ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 6 Lee Somervell 43= 52kg 103
44 614x24269x ECUADOR (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 43= 52kg 103
45 57x123121x GOOD PROJECT H 4 Chris Waller 43= 52kg 103
46 5x10042x5x KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 43= 52kg 103
47 429x00740x MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 43= 52kg 103
48 111x130x1x OUR BOY MALACHI G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 43= 52kg 103
49 127x2600x3 RICH ENUFF H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 43= 52kg 103
50 827x57523x ROCK STURDY H 5 Joseph Pride 43= 52kg 103
51 21141x621x SILVERBALL (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 43= 52kg 103
52 1x4480x82x STRAWBERRY BOY G 7 Chris Waller 43= 52kg 103
53 82x249000x WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 43= 52kg 103
54 31111541×9 CHARMED HARMONY G 6 John Sadler 54= 51.5kg 102
55 075x00035x HAWKSPUR G 6 Chris Waller 54= 51.5kg 102
56 229x15450x SCISSOR KICK H 4 Paul Messara 54= 51.5kg 102
57 25x11616x5 STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54= 49kg 102
58 171x50x046 AMORINO G 6 Archie Alexander 58= 51kg 101
59 1x9607x331 BIG MONEY G 6 Rodney Northam 58= 51kg 101
60 x400x0x65x RIVER LAD G 8 Kris Lees 58= 51kg 101
61 0x000820x0 PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir 61= 50.5kg 100
62 154x11947x SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller 61= 50.5kg 100
63 2311x2380x SONS OF JOHN G 5 Jason Attard 61= 50.5kg 100
64 20x12123x2 AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher 61= 50kg 100
65 x2462111x0 VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller 61= 50kg 100
66 11111×3 PERFECT REFLECTION F 3 Darren Weir 61= 49kg 100
67 565x890x01 BULL POINT H 5 David Vandyke 67= 50kg 99
68 x711x60138 CENTRE PIVOT G 5 Peter Robl 67= 50kg 99
69 0x3320099x RUDY G 5 Helen Page 67= 50kg 99
70 24111111 MAHUTA C 3 Darren Weir 67= 49.5kg 99
71 0x5797x60x AOMEN (IRE) G 8 Anthony Cummings 71= 50kg 98
72 x2497x380x BRING ME THE MAID M 4 Peter G Moody 71= 50kg 98
73 x0111x76x0 RED BOMBER G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 71= 50kg 98
74 2320x5x330 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker 71= 50kg 98
75 411x00000x MAGICOOL G 4 Chris Waller 75 50kg 97
76 11x11x1143 HASSELHOOF (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs 76= 50kg 96
77 x8x52415x2 HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 76= 50kg 96
78 x511x5305x MAHARA M 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 76= 50kg 96
79 x14291410x MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 5 Danny O’Brien 76= 50kg 96
80 x63425823x SHOREHAM G 6 Gerald Ryan 76= 50kg 96
81 11x111x45x GOLDSTREAM (ITY) H 4 Kris Lees 81= 50kg 95
82 x2532x145x SINGING (FR) H 6 Kris Lees 81= 50kg 95
83 1126x ENGLISH F 3 Gai Waterhouse 81= 49kg 95
84 141x25444x PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 Peter G Moody 81= 49kg 95
85 171x4740x6 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 4 Jason Coyle 85= 50kg 93
86 550x43510x TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing 85= 50kg 93
87 02x15460x4 VERGARA M 5 Anthony Cummings 85= 50kg 93
88 00549x149x ZANBAGH M 5 John P Thompson 85= 50kg 93
89 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 89= 49kg 92
90 2x61211x1 RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 89= 49kg 92
91 91x1657x3x COSMIC CUBE (NZ) G 5 David Vandyke 91= 50kg 90
92 015x12114x MABEEL (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 91= 50kg 90
93 971x389x84 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 5 Michael Moroney 91= 50kg 90
94 2x311313x AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea 91= 49kg 90
95 1x1x1x141x START WONDERING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 95= 50kg 89
96 1214×6 PEARLS F 3 John O’Shea 95= 49kg 89
97 6416765×39 NO TRICKS (NZ) M 4 Wayne Walters 97= 50kg 88
98 2430x7212x PAJARO (NZ) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 97= 50kg 88
99 3x217113x BADAWIYA F 3 Mick Price 97= 49kg 88
100 x6321228x4 LIZARD ISLAND C 3 Pat Hyland 97= 49kg 88
101 15x35578x5 ADORABEEL (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride 101= 50kg 87
102 0354517121 TESTASHADOW G 4 Gary Portelli 101= 50kg 87
103 43467×1223 MARENOSTRO (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 103 50kg 86
104 817x55048x BALLET SUITE M 4 Chris Waller 104= 50kg 85
105 26x1x1x11 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent 104= 50kg 85
106 7x23939x30 READY FOR VICTORY C 3 Mick Price 104= 49kg 85
107 11x623x14 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan 104= 49kg 85
108 132x14111x ARTISTRY M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 108= 50kg 84
109 31x43062x6 DAL CIELO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker 108= 49kg 84
110 2x3549x5x2 SPY DECODER (NZ) G 5 Anthony Cummings 110= 50kg 83
111 1153x2x00 TARQUIN C 3 John O’Shea 110= 49kg 83
112 30130×2231 HEAVENS ABOVE M 4 Tim Martin 112= 50kg 82
113 386210287x JUST A BLUR M 5 Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 112= 50kg 82
114 1122x267x SARDAAJ (NZ) M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 112= 50kg 82
115 1211×500 GOLD SYMPHONY C 3 Peter G Moody 112= 49kg 82
116 x172029x40 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea 112= 49kg 82
117 12205×11 TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney 112= 49kg 82
118 140×1 PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren 118 49kg 81
119 15x2116x10 WAR JET G 5 Joe Cleary 119= 50kg 80
120 312×122 LE ROMAIN G 3 Kris Lees 119= 49kg 80
121 211×72 PALENTINO C 3 Darren Weir 119= 49kg 80
122 2349x9700x SUPARA M 4 Gai Waterhouse 122 50kg 79
123 x2x65x0x0x TAP THAT (JPN) H 4 Darren Weir 123= 50kg 78
124 x1371330x7 MAN OF CHOICE G 3 Luke Price 123= 49kg 78
125 321105×0 METALLIC CROWN C 3 Chris Waller 125= 49kg 77
126 3x31324x2 SAILING BY F 3 Mick Price 125= 49kg 77
127 132542229x TATOOSH G 3 Paul Perry 125= 49kg 77
128 x416211x88 TORGERSEN (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 125= 49kg 77
129 83x15167x8 DEVIL HAWK G 3 Chris Waller 129= 49kg 76
130 221x36x4 HARLEM RIVER F 3 Gai Waterhouse 129= 49kg 76
131 13×4118 RIVER WILD C 3 Gai Waterhouse 129= 49kg 76
132 1x11940x13 SNOOPY C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 129= 49kg 76
133 62831013×0 AMARELA (NZ) M 4 Nigel Blackiston 133= 50kg 75
134 1x3x12x MCCREERY (GB) G 4 Chris Waller 133= 50kg 75
135 1117×25 MURAQABA G 4 Anthony Cummings 133= 50kg 75
136 11x60x PRINCE OF BROOKLYN C 3 Mick Price 133= 49kg 75
137 3x1628x83 TULSA G 3 Michael Moroney 133= 49kg 75
138 8377142×97 ZOUTENANT C 3 Gai Waterhouse 133= 49kg 75
139 173115×340 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE C 3 Desleigh Forster 139 49kg 74
140 1212243x EL GRECO G 3 Peter G Moody 140= 49kg 73
141 7x6131x7 HURSLEY (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 140= 49kg 73
142 11140 VOSTOK G 3 Peter G Moody 140= 49kg 73
143 13213×3 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir 143= 50kg 72
144 1180×66 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney 143= 49kg 72
145 2x510x7 CELTIC TIGER (NZ) G 3 Mick Price 143= 49kg 72
146 11x GHISONI F 3 John O’Shea 143= 49kg 72
147 31x69358x8 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 147 49kg 71
148 3x169x52 SATYA M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 148= 50kg 70
149 11 POPOVICH (NZ) G 3 Robert Smerdon 148= 49kg 70
150 1×41 TOP SCORE C 3 John Sargent 148= 49kg 70
151 3x335x155 WOLF CRY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 148= 49kg 70
152 74x70000x0 BIKILA G 4 Pat Carey 152= 50kg 68
153 11x ASINARA F 3 John O’Shea 152= 49kg 68
154 11x STELLAR COLLISION G 3 Darren Weir 152= 49kg 68
155 31 AL NADER G 3 Gai Waterhouse 155= 49kg 67
156 6822x3314x ENCOSTA LINE G 3 Chris Waller 155= 49kg 67
157 114x SANTA ANA LANE G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 155= 49kg 67
158 834122×8 DUBAIINSTYLE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 158 49kg 66
159 34x105x DARK STEEL C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 159 49kg 65
160 23415×3 LOYALTY MAN G 3 Michael Moroney 160 49kg 64
161 41x184x BACHELOR HEIR G 3 Kris Lees 161 49kg 63
162 541660x FINALLY FREE (NZ) H 5 Mark Sues 162 50kg 60
163 4×2 ONCE WERE WARRIORS G 3 David Vandyke 163 49kg 62

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