Excess Knowledge Tops 2016 Doncaster Prelude Field & Odds

March 23, 2016

Excess Knowledge Tops 2016 Doncaster Prelude Field & Odds

Gai Waterhouse’s reigning champ Excess Knowledge is back to defend his title and salute for the punters as the early favourite for the Doncaster Prelude 2016 at Rosehill Gardens this weekend in Sydney.

Excess Knowledge

Excess Knowledge is favourite to defend his title in the 2016 Doncaster Prelude at Rosehill Racecourse this Easter Saturday in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

Twelve months ago the Monsun stallion took out the $150,000 Group 3 Hyland Race Colours Doncaster Prelude (1500m), a race that rounds out The BMW Day card on Saturday running as Rosehill Race 9 at 5:50pm (AEDT).

The now six-year-old went out for a spell after that ahead of a strong spring champing in Melbourne that included crossing only three lengths off the winner in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) four seventh in the world’s richest handicap.

This Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Excess Knowledge return on March 12 to run a close second to It’s Somewhat in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill, and he goes up a half-kilo to 58.5kg carrying top weight for the Doncaster Prelude second-up.

He is drawn the rails in barrier one with Kerrin McEvoy continuing his association on the horse heading Doncaster Prelude betting at Ladbrokes.com.au at a quote of $3.80.

All going well and Excess Knowledge could back-up on the seven day turnaround in Saturday week’s $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Royal Randwick, a race he pays $17 in futures to win.

Four other runners are also under $10 in the Doncaster Prelude odds this season including two at $8 with Amovatio and Dances On Stars.

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller saddles-up an imposing seven runners in this year’s Doncaster Prelude field, the widely-drawn Amovatio the best fancied of his contingent.

The Al Maher five-year-old is drawn in barrier 17, coming into gate 15 of 16 once the emergencies come out.

He comes off a third in the rescheduled Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1350m) last weekend at the track so needs to back-up, but drops a half-kilo to 56kg.

Waller’s other runners are roughie hopes Moriarty ($81), Hawkspur ($61), Index Linked ($71) and Magicool ($41), along with the better fancied Beaten Up ($12) and Sadler’s Lake ($9).

Of those the only one not resuming on Saturday is Sadler’s Lake drawn the outside alley for jockey Blake Shinn to overcome, the progressive High Chaparral four-year-old second-up off a fourth in the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap on Golden Slipper Day.

Beaten Up is drawn better in gate five for his hoop Hugh Bowman, the former Doomben Cup winner after his first win since his 2013 success in that Brisbane Group 1.

He has performed well in plenty of other elite level races since however including his 2015 The BMW third on this day 12 months ago, and his second to Magic Hurricane in the Spring’s The Metropolitan over the mile and a half at Randwick.

Dances On Stars meanwhile is prepared by local trainer Gerald Ryan, the Snitzel six-year-old coming off back-to-back thirds including in the Ajax Stakes two weeks ago.

The other single-figure hope for the card closer at Rosehill on Saturday is Rudy ($9.50), Helen Page’s Gold Coast-trained galloper coming off a first-up sixth in the Ajax and after his first top three finish at his fourth run at the track.

See below for the full Doncaster Prelude 2016 field, barriers, jockeys, weights and latest betting markets provided by our No. 1 recommended bookie Ladbrokes.com.au who are matching the first time deposits of new players 100% up to $500 in bonuses!

2016 Doncaster Prelude Field, Barriers & Odds

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field