2014 Doncaster Mile Field Released

By: Thomas Hackett
April 8th, 2014

The 2014 Doncaster Milefield has been released; with a capacity field of 20 runners, as well as two emergencies, set to contest the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Triple Group 1 winner Boban has been included in the 2014 Doncaster Mile final field.

Triple Group 1 winner Boban has been included in the 2014 Doncaster Mile final field. Photo by: Steve Hart

The top-weight in the 2014 Doncaster Mile field is Boban, who will carry 58 kilograms with regular jockey Glyn Schofield on his back.

Boban has been set for the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick on Royal Randwick on April 19, but trainer Chris Waller elected to give him another lead-up run after he finished seventh behind Gordon Lord Byron in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 29

Waller will have six runners in the Doncaster Mile field; with My Kingdom Of Fife, Sacred Falls, Hawkspur, Royal Descent and Weary set to join Boban in the $3 million race on Saturday.

Sacred Falls has the opportunity to become the first horse to win the Doncaster Mile in back-to-back years since Pharaoh in 1995, while Weary has been one of the best-backed runners in the field after recording his maiden Australian race win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Peter Moody also has a multiple runners in the Doncaster Mile field; with Lidari, Dissident and Fat Al included in the final acceptances, while Guy Walter will be represented by both Toydini and Streama who performed strongly in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) over the same track and distance during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival.

Team Hawkes-trained Messene will be making his Group 1 debut in the Doncaster Mile and is the clear favourite for the race after stringing together an impressive winning streak of seven straight victories in the past twelve months.

Messene started his autumn preparation with a win in the Listed National Sprint (1400m) in Canberra on March 9 and stamped himself as a dominant Doncaster Mile favourite with a comfortable three lengths victory in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 22.

Team Hawkes will also be represented by Ninth Legion, who earned a spot in the Doncaster Mile field by winning the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1550m) at the Randwick Kensington track at the end of last year.

No three-year-old has won the Doncaster Mile since Triple Honour took out the 2008 edition of the race, but Trent Busuttin-trained El Roca has been well-backed to end the drought of younger horses in the Group 1 event.

El Roca started his 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign with a win in the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on February 15 and performed well without winning in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m), Group 1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m).

George Ryder Stakes winner Gordon Lord Byron has not been included in the 2014 Doncaster Mile field, but runner-up Speediness will be chasing his maiden win at Group 1 level in the time-honored race this weekend.

Speediness has performed consistently at the highest level of racing since the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival and has finished in the first four in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), Toorak Handicap (1600m), Emirates Stakes (1600m) and George Ryder Stakes.

Rounding out the 2014 Doncaster Mile field are imported galloper Mouro, Ron Quinton-trained Monton, Caulfield Cup placegetter Dear Demi, Kris Lees-trained Slow Pace, Japanese mare Hana’s Gold, while Malavio and Gypsy Diamond will need a horse to be scratched to earn a start in the field.

The 2014 Doncaster Mile barrier draw will be conducted at Royal Randwick this evening.

2014 Doncaster Mile Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11111×5417 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0 58kg 114
2 1112x21x00 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 0 57kg 112
3 32x212x566 STREAMA Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 0 56.5kg 115
4 1x47835x44 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 0 56.5kg 111
5 714570×634 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 0 56kg 110
6 x51316x855 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 0 56kg 110
7 14423×6272 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Damien Oliver 0 55.5kg 109
8 12x2011x17 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy Luke Nolen 0 55kg 108
9 1x23205x45 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 0 54kg 110
10 x848113155 MONTON Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton (a) 0 54kg 106
11 x738320x30 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners James McDonald 0 53.5kg 109
12 x00x80x310 FAT AL Peter G Moody 0 53kg 102
13 0x614143x3 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Joao Moreira 0 52.5kg 103
14 462x6983x0 HANA’S GOAL (JPN) Kazuhiro Kato Kyosuke Maruta 0 52kg 106
15 225x13x719 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Chad Schofield 0 52kg 102
16 22264×2116 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody Brenton Avdulla 0 51.5kg 101
17 2111x11x11 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 0 51.5kg 97
18 1125×1223 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 0 51.5kg 92
19 x6x244x321 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0 51.5kg 89
20 5x52101x38 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 0 51.5kg 100
21e 165640×534 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 0 51.5kg 101
22e 376154×249 GYPSY DIAMOND John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 0 51.5kg 91

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3 Comments on 2014 Doncaster Mile Field Released

  1. Turbo says:

    Hawkspur

  2. HRacer says:

    What a great field! I think my money will be on Boban & dissident for the 2014 Doncaster mile.

  3. Stompy says:

    Another great doncaster coming up , always a brilliant race i will be backing dissident and slow pace fingers crossed!

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