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Gun three year old Kementari has held his spot at the top of the betting after first acceptances were taken for the 2018 Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 7 on the day one of The Championships.

Kementari, above, is among the first acceptances for the 2018 Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Kementari, above, is among the first acceptances for the 2018 Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Kementari is one of five horses from the James Cummings stable that remain among the eighty horses in the list of first acceptances for the famous Randwick Mile contest.

Kementari was elevated to the top of the Doncaster Mile betting at $4.40 at Ladbrokes.com.au after he carried the famous Godolphin royal blue colours to victory in the Group 1 $1m Mostyn Copper Group Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick last Saturday.

The Lonhro colt is joined in the list of Doncaster Mile first acceptances by stablemates Alizee, Duca Valentinois, Interlocuter, and Raiment.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has flooded the first acceptances with nineteen horses still in contention for the Doncaster Mile with Comin’ Through, D’Argento, Tom Melbourne, Egg Tart and Foxplay among the list.

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has four strong chances still alive for the Doncaster Mile with Brave Smash, Cliff’s Edge, Humidor and Tosen Stardom among the first acceptances.

Trainer Pat Webster has accepted with last Saturday’s Canterbury Stakes winner Happy Clapper who is on the second line of betting at $8.50 for the Doncaster Mile.

Early Betting for the 2018 Doncaster Mile at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.40 Kementari, $8.50 Happy Clapper, $12 Humidor, $14 Brave Smash, $15 Alizee,, Egg Tart, $16 Dixie Blossoms, Tosen Stardom, $21 Crack Me Up, Endless Drama, Lanciato, $26 Clearly Innocent, D’Argento, Daysee Doom, Global Glamour, Invincible Gem, Poetic Drama, Prized Icon, Silent Sedation, $31 or better the rest.

Final acceptances for the 2018 Doncaster Mile will be taken on Tuesday April 3, 2018.

First acceptances for 2018 Doncaster Mile (1600m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x72586x65 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 102
2 5x13x3552x ADMIRE WINNER (JPN) H 4 Chris Waller 91
3 1x22027x07 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees 102
4 x124113x16 ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings 105
5 712111×420 ARBEITSAM G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
6 1125×481 ASSIMILATE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 75
7 x2123x5312 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir 112
8 6x129x233x CALCULATED C 3 Chris Waller 75
9 0222511×73 CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore 109
10 113x385x66 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 111
11 812126×127 CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir 98
12 338x1160x3 COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller 103
13 3235×2128 CONDOR C 3 Paul Perry 67
14 3x541659x3 COOL CHAP G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
15 211×214191 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 4 Bjorn Baker 104
16 70x7490x39 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees 101
17 11×137 D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller 88
18 21x31250x1 DAYSEE DOOM M 5 Ron Quinton 108
19 33x42143x1 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 5 Ron Quinton 108
20 012x631x57 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 6 James Cummings 104
21 0x97620265 ECKSTEIN M 4 Kurt Goldman 102
22 1111x270x4 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 105
23 x0x360x314 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 107
24 11900821×0 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
25 1x23475x38 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 111
26 110x1512x3 FRANCALETTA M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 98
27 02x19x6422 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
28 5x121262x1 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster 114
29 10x56685x6 HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin 107
30 7x46880x88 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
31 42139×15 HOLY SNOW C 3 Mick Price 82
32 x6813520x4 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 116
33 11x21113x6 INTERLOCUTER (USA) H 5 James Cummings 101
34 41112x13x3 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees 108
35 3933221565 JACQUINOT BAY G 10 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
36 12x0212x51 JUST DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 90
37 311×626 KAONIC (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 72
38 1x4320x111 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 104
39 017128×653 KINGSGUARD (NZ) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 89
40 x31x1x3111 LANCIATO (NZ) G 5 Mark Newnham 96
41 22x253920x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 96
42 x0x65359x0 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 102
43 3131456x4x MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 4 Aaron Purcell 96
44 95x84730x7 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 102
45 3x128x25x2 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 98
46 631×743 NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche 67
47 131x113x1 NICCANOVA G 4 Steve Tregea 88
48 13x72x203x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller 108
49 135×56 PARET C 3 Chris Waller 66
50 6x673715x5 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry 82
51 13173×5 POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 92
52 123x316x40 PORTMAN (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien 79
53 202720×242 PRIZED ICON H 4 Kris Lees 107
54 x661x025x2 RADIPOLE (IRE) G 5 Michael Moroney 95
55 1x17159x32 RAIMENT M 4 James Cummings 94
56 x212720x22 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 96
57 1412x3x50x SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Richard Freedman 98
58 4x20x2x38x SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 6 Chris Waller 100
59 36x557x136 SEANNIE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 78
60 10x731x076 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 109
61 112×1295 SIEGE OF QUEBEC C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82
62 214x550x51 SILENT SEDITION M 5 Andrew Noblet 109
63 205×470007 SIR MOMENTS G 7 Joseph Pride 98
64 x074313x56 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 6 Jason Coyle 96
65 22833005×0 SO SI BON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
66 35011254×9 SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees 106
67 15314270×0 SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 99
68 32111114×6 SPECIAL MISSILE G 4 John P Thompson 88
69 2411x13x65 STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
70 1×22034220 SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
71 0x94220x60 TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller 90
72 61x70600x8 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry 90
73 212x22150x THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 4 Henry Dwyer 96
74 x22226230x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 104
75 x536181x02 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 115
76 0x605361x4 TRIBAL WISDOM G 4 Michael Moroney 80
77 32x11228x2 UP ’N’ ROLLING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 81
78 3141×74 VILLERMONT C 3 Aaron Purcell 81
79 822063×349 WYNDSPELLE (NZ) H 4 Michael Kent 97
80 12x70100x8 ZANBAGH M 7 John P Thompson 107

About The Author

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.

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