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Godolphin’s veteran warhorse Hartnell has drawn lucky number seven in the barrier draw for the 2019 Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Day One of The Championships on Saturday.

Hartnell, above, will carry the top weight in the 2019 Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hartnell, above, will carry the top weight in the 2019 Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hartnell is one of two runners that will carry the Godolphin royal blue colours in the Doncaster Mile with trainer James Cummings also saddling up his classy mare Alizee who has drawn gate twelve in the original field of twenty plus four emergencies.

Hugh Bowman takes the ride on Hartnell who will carry the top weight of 58kg while Blake Shinn takes the mount on Alizee who could move into gate ten if all of the emergencies fail to gain a start.

Hartnell and Alizee go into the Doncaster Mile on the back of a second and a third respectively in the $5m All-Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington on March 16.

Coolmore Classic winner Dixie Blossoms has drawn barrier fourteen but trainer Ron Quinton is not too concerned and the mare could jump from twelve if the emergencies don’t get a run.

“She is going into the race well. She has drawn fourteen, the bottom two emergencies have drawn inside that so all possibility she will start from twelve, which is probably not a bad gate,” Quinton said.

“She hasn’t gone backwards on this morning’s work and she looks a treat. She is doing all the right things in the stable.”

“We will be going into it confidently, a tough race of course. A Doncaster is not easy to win.”

Trainer Chris Waller has four runners in the final twenty horse field but two of the emergencies in Ringerdingding (barrier 8) and Seaway (barrier 11) and they have drawn all across the board.

I Am Serious with Hong Kong based jockey Karis Teetan to ride has drawn the inside gate while Unforgotten with Kerrin McEvoy aboard came up with gate eighteen but could move in two spots.

Craig Williams’ mount Shillelagh drew in close at three while the last of the Waller runners Life Less Ordinary with Corey Brown in the saddle has drawn middle of the road at ten.

Final field for the 22019 Doncaster Mile (1600m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x24120x532 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7 58kg 116
2 x17242x284 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees James McDonald 16 57kg 114
3 16041×1113 ALIZEE James Cummings Blake Shinn 12 56.5kg 117
4 21314×3246 LAND OF PLENTY Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Rodd 9 55kg 110
5 21x621x813 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Damian Lane 13 53.5kg 107
6 36x3637x21 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Christian Reith 14 53kg 110
7 44415×0620 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 3 53kg 110
8 x3728x984x KLUGER (JPN) Tomokazu Takano Tommy Berry 4 53kg 106
9 123222×321 WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne Billy Egan 17 52kg 104
10 1x6138x534 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 18 51.5kg 107
11 6x5435233x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 10 51.5kg 103
12 951395×150 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Sam Clipperton 15 51kg 105
13 8x83002x75 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jay Ford 6 50.5kg 103
14 2717340×57 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Robbie Dolan (a) 22 50.5kg 101
15 x2211x6011 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 24 50kg 109
16 21x2231x20 I AM SERIOUS Chris Waller Karis Teetan 1 50kg 103
17 3864129245 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Lachlan King (a) 5 50kg 101
18 88223×4322 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Thompson 2 49kg 104
19 3x3033x432 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 20 49kg 103
20 111×362 BRUTAL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Glen Boss 21 49kg 101
21e 00x195x180 VIOLATE Brent Stanley 19 50kg 101
22e 31x28321x6 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith 23 50kg 97
23e 18311×3047 RINGERDINGDING Chris Waller 8 49kg 95
24e 721227×110 SEAWAY (NZ) Chris Waller 11 50kg 95

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.