Mugatoo Heads 2021 Doncaster Mile Field & Betting Odds

April 6, 2021

Mugatoo Heads 2021 Doncaster Mile Field & Betting Odds

Kris Lees’ $5 million The All-Star Mile champion Mugatoo is in Sydney this weekend for Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ and after a favourable barrier four draw, is tipped to win the 2021 Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick.

Mugatoo Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

All-Star Mile winner Mugatoo heads to Sydney for the 2021 Doncaster Mile this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A gun field faces off in this season’s Group 1 $3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) on Saturday including six-year-old import Mugatoo backing up from his half-length win in The All-Star Mile at The Valley.

He carted 59kg to victory second-up and drops back to 56kg carrying the equal Doncaster Mile top weight along with Avilius and Samadoubt.

Jockey Hugh Bowman retains the ride chasing his second Doncaster Mile success following his 2016 victory aboard the heroic mare Winx.

Mugatoo came up trumps with gate four in the capacity Doncaster Mile field and is out to continue his flawless 1600m record.

Presenting fit third-up he is out to be the first favourite in Doncaster Mile betting since Winx to salute for the punters and sits at a current quote of $4.20 to do so through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Despite the size of the field just three other runners are currently under $10 in the Doncaster Mile odds to win including the $7 second elect Mo’unga for Annabel Neasham.

The progressive young Savabeel colt is out to beat home the older horses on the back of his brave lead-up victory in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), but has suffered an early blow drawing out wide in barrier 21.

That will become gate 19 of 20 on race day and gives jockey Robbie Dolan a real task.

Aiding his cause is the huge weight relief with Mo’unga coming back from 56.5kg in the Rosehill Guineas to just 49.5kg in the Doncaster Mile weights.

Two other runners are then equal on $9 with Think It Over and Yao Dash both coming off lead-up victories and drawn in barriers 18 and 11 respectively.

The continually underrated Kerry Parker-trained So You Think five-year-old Think It Over comes into the race in outstanding form, last seen winning the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) in a boilover.

He looks overs again out to do the double for the first time since Winx (2016) and comes down from 59kg to 52.5kg (including a half-kilo penalty) with Glen Boss retaining the ride.

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Smart Missile four-year-old Yao Dash is also a nice light-weight hope allocated just 50.5kg on the quick back-up.

He earned his spot in the field via an impressive runaway 3.5 length win in last Saturday’s Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) and is out to make history as the first horse to back-up and win the Group 1.

Trainer Chris Waller has an outstanding record in the Doncaster Mile having prepared six winners since 2007.

Winx was his last five years ago, and the master Sydney-based Hall of Famer is in with two confirmed chances this season with Star Of The Seas ($34) and Funstar ($20) plus the second emergency Wheelhouse ($34).

Click here for the latest Doncaster Mile 2021 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Doncaster Mile Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6x11124x51 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 4 56kg 114
2 x462605x33 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings James McDonald 12 56kg 111
3 5x11624x86 SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 14 56kg 111
4 22095×4169 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 9 54kg 108
5 0142x8x60x OLMEDO (FR) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 5 54kg 107
6 6x06014x30 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 20 53.5kg 110
7 4x3240x415 GEM SONG Kris Lees Jason Collett 19 53.5kg 1.0kg 107
8 13x8x3647x ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Regan Bayliss 22 53.5kg 106
9 111×116 AEGON (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 7 53kg 106
10 x440825x34 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 3 53kg 106
11 x235407x07 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 1 53kg 105
12 325103×121 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Glen Boss 18 52.5kg 0.5kg 113
13 2x6220x448 FUNSTAR Chris Waller Craig Williams 17 52.5kg 108
14 x300922142 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Ms Rachel King 15 52.5kg 105
15 70x1107x41 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 10 52kg 107
16 3x51730x34 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 52kg 103
17 x002900x87 NETTOYER Wendy Roche 6 51kg 104
18 6×44214211 YAO DASH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Dee 11 50.5kg 101
19 1x117x321 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Robbie Dolan 21 49.5kg 107
20 x133131910 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Dean Yendall 13 49.5kg 102
21e 42512×3354 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Jay Ford 2 50.5kg 102
22e 222×1445 WHEELHOUSE Chris Waller 16 49.5kg 88
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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