Ladbrokes Tip: The George Ryder Stakes is the best lead-up form going into the Doncaster Mile.
The Doncaster Mile is one of the premier Group 1 races held on Day 1 of The Championships on the first Saturday in April during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Held at Royal Randwick Racecourse it is one of four elite level features on Doncaster Mile Day and is supported by the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).
Offering a lucrative $3 million in total prize money including $1.8 million to the winner the event is contested over 1600m under handicap conditions and is open to horses aged three-years-old and over. Each year the winners of the Flight Stakes, Villiers Stakes, Chipping Norton Stakes, Randwick Guineas, Canterbury Stakes, Coolmore Classic and George Ryder Stakes are exempt from Doncaster Mile ballot.
Of those the traditional lead-up is the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) held at Rosehill a fortnight before. The George Ryder Stakes – Doncaster Mile is a popular betting double and the latest horses to enjoy wins in both races during the same season are Vision And Power (2009) and Winx (2016).
Non-Group 1 races offering a Doncaster Mile ballot and penalty exemption are the Ajax Stakes and Doncaster Prelude. Horses coming out of the Doncaster Mile can back-up on the seven day turnaround into the autumn’s richest race – the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes the following Saturday.
The latest edition of the Doncaster Mile took place on April 1, 2017.
2017 Doncaster Mile Results
- 1st: It’s Somewhat
- 2nd: Happy Clapper
- 3rd: Sense Of Occasion
Doncaster Mile Race Info
- Date: April 1, 2017
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Open Handicap
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $3 million
- First Run: 1866
Doncaster Mile Betting
Doncaster Mile betting markets are led by horses with proven Sydney form over the distance that ran well last time out in Group 1 company. From 2004 – 2017 just two Doncaster Mile winner didn’t run in Group 1 company last start when Triple Honour (2008) improved on a Group 2 Hobartville Stakes sixth to win and It’s Somewhat (2017) came off a Group 2 Ajax Stakes victory.
Because of the handicap conditions of the race three-year-olds have a strong record and often feature strongly in the Doncaster Mile odds. From 2006 – 2017 five three-year-olds won the Doncaster Mile including Kermadec (2015).
Chris Waller-trained horses are always popular in Doncaster Mile betting as the Sydney horseman prepared six of the ten winners from 2008 – 2017 including four straight thanks to a double by Sacred Falls (2013-14) followed by Kermadec (2015) and Winx (2016).
2017 Doncaster Mile Odds
Our early, all-in Doncaster Mile betting odds and futures prices on the hopeful milers heading towards the April classic are listed below.
Doncaster Mile Field
The Doncaster Mile field has a field limit of 20 starters and was run at capacity in 2016, 2015 and 2014 when It’s Somewhat, Kermadec and Sacred Falls saluted respectively.
Gallopers come into the Doncaster Mile via a number of different autumn lead-ups but the most popular is the George Ryder Stakes run over just 100m shorter two weeks earlier at Rosehill.
The George Ryder Stakes produced seven of the 13 Doncaster Mile winners from 2004 – 2017 including the star mare Winx (2016) who won the double. The other race producing many runners in the Doncaster Mile field is the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on Golden Slipper Day, horses dropping back in distance for the lucrative Randwick feature.
Doncaster Mile nominations close in early February followed by first acceptances at the start of March. The final field of Doncaster Mile acceptances and barrier draw are released on the Tuesday before the race.
2017 Doncaster Mile Field
The Doncaster Mile Handicap 2017 field and barrier draw will be released on Tuesday March 28, 2017 and will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight (Penalty)||Hcp Rating|
|1||2x12182x34||HAURAKI||John O’Shea||James Doyle||16||57kg||112|
|2||x22251x112||LE ROMAIN||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||8||56.5kg||116|
|3||51008×4461||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||3||56.5kg||111|
|4||51709x4x22||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||23||56kg||110|
|5||3x56469x21||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Blake Shinn||2||55.5kg (1.0kg)||109|
|6||653x4313x1||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||John O’Shea||Zac Purton||9||55kg||110|
|7||6116×11338||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||14||55kg||108|
|8||x00352x020||AROD (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||7||54kg||106|
|9||49×2329249||DIBAYANI (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||21||54kg||105|
|10||120x5x21x1||REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||15||53kg (2.0kg)||109|
|11||6251162×15||MCCREERY (GB)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||17||53kg (1.0kg)||106|
|12||x3915x0x36||ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||20||53kg||104|
|13||641454x12x||SENSE OF OCCASION||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||10||52.5kg||103|
|14||54231×2711||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dean Yendall||1||52kg||108|
|15||x11134x311||HEY DOC||Tony McEvoy||Tim Clark||19||52kg||106|
|16||511112×124||ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||6||52kg||103|
|17||0x05x610x7||SONS OF JOHN||Jason Attard||–||5||51.5kg||101|
|18||x1782x1633||TESTASHADOW||Gary Portelli||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||13||51kg||101|
|19||1x13433x11||SPECTROSCOPE (USA)||John O’Shea||Joao Moreira||22||51kg||100|
|20||12x210x204||EURO ANGEL (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Andrew Adkins (a)||11||51kg||99|
|21e||10x7111x62||NEW TIPPERARY||Joseph Pride||Jay Ford||18||51kg||96|
|22e||1182×5352||NO DOUBT||Anthony & Edward Cummings||–||12||51kg||85|
|23e||142×2183||TOP OF MY LIST||Anthony & Edward Cummings||–||4||51kg||81|
- 2017 Doncaster Mile Nominations closed on February 6, 2017 and drew 150 early entries
- 2017 Doncaster Mile First Acceptances were taken on March 7, 2017 and attracted 81 hopefuls
Doncaster Mile Tips
Doncaster Mile tips favour proven milers with good autumn form throughout the carnival.
All 18 Doncaster Mile winners from 2000 – 2017 had their final lead-up at Rosehill Gardens so watching for gallopers that ran well in races including the George Ryder Stakes is always a good tip. From 2004 – 2017 five favourites saluted for the punters with the latest being Winx (4/5 in 2016).
Three-year-olds have a good record and are feature in Doncaster Mile tips along with Chris Waller-trained runners and well-weighted chances with just three horses carrying more than 55.5kg to victory in the race since 2003.
2017 Doncaster Mile Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Doncaster Mile 2017 betting tips on the Group 1 1600m classic will be detailed below with the milers to back and sack this autumn so stay tuned.
Doncaster Mile Form Guide
The Doncaster Mile form guide shows punters the barriers, jockeys, trainers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking for Rosehill graduates that come out of autumn Group 1 races is important when doing the Doncaster Mile form.
The Doncaster Mile barrier draw hasn’t been of huge significance in the race with an even spread of winners from across all of the gates, but the most successful since 1983 producing five winners is barrier 12.
The most successful Doncaster Mile jockey with six wins since 1996 including Kermadec (2015) is Glen Boss who also rode three winners on the trot from 2006 – 2008.
Doncaster Mile Form Facts
- Only three favourites in Doncaster Mile betting the decade from 2007 – 2017 saluted for the punters including two mares: More Joyous (2012) and Winx (2016)
- Chris Waller has dominated the Doncaster Mile results in the past decade producing all four winners from 2013 – 2016
- Seven of the nine Doncaster Mile winners from 2009 – 2017 jumped from barrier 10 or wider
- A Group 1 run at Rosehill Gardens in either the Ranvet Stakes or George Ryder Stakes is the key Doncaster Mile form line to follow into the race
Doncaster Mile Results
The Doncaster Mile results and finishing order are known on Day 1 of The Championships on the first Saturday in April each autumn. Single-figure hopes have dominated the Doncaster Mile results in the past two decades.
The longest priced winners in recent years though have been It’s Somewhat ($34 in 2017), Sacred Falls ($21 in 2013) for her first of two victories and Patezza ($21 in 2005). Other notable Doncaster Mile winners in that time include More Joyous (2012), Rangirangdoo (2010) and Racing To Win (2006).
2017 Doncaster Mile Results
The 2017 Doncaster Mile results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 1, 2017 and published below.
|1||6||IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)||John O’Shea||Zac Purton||–||8||55kg||$31|
|2||5||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Blake Shinn||0.5L||2||55.5kg||$7|
|3||13||SENSE OF OCCASION||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||4L||9||52.5kg||$61|
|4||3||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||4.5L||3||56.5kg||$12|
|5||1||HAURAKI||John O’Shea||James Doyle||5.3L||14||57kg||$21|
|6||11||MCCREERY (GB)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||5.7L||15||53kg||$14|
|7||21||NEW TIPPERARY||Joseph Pride||Jay Ford||6.2L||16||51kg||$51|
|8||14||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dean Yendall||8.1L||1||52kg||$13|
|9||15||HEY DOC||Tony McEvoy||Tim Clark||8.3L||17||52kg||$17|
|10||19||SPECTROSCOPE (USA)||John O’Shea||Joao Moreira||9.5L||20||51kg||$7.50|
|11||10||REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||9.7L||13||53kg||$6|
|12||16||ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||10L||5||52kg||$13|
|13||17||SONS OF JOHN||Jason Attard||Ms Kathy O’Hara||10.2L||4||51.5kg||$101|
|14||20||EURO ANGEL (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Andrew Adkins (a)||11.2L||10||51kg||$101|
|15||2||LE ROMAIN||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||11.8L||7||56.5kg||$4.80F|
|16||7||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||13.4L||12||55kg||$26|
|17||9||DIBAYANI (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||14.7L||19||54kg||$61|
|18||18||TESTASHADOW||Gary Portelli||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||17.6L||11||51kg||$61|
|19||8||AROD (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||17.9L||6||54kg||$51|
|20||12||ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||24.6L||18||53kg||$31|
|–||23||TOP OF MY LIST||Anthony & Edward Cummings||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||22||NO DOUBT||Anthony & Edward Cummings||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||4||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||–||0||–||–|
Doncaster Mile Winners
|2017||It’s Somewhat||Happy Clapper||Sense Of Occasion||1:39.1|
|2015||Kermadec||Real Impact||Royal Descent||1:37.6|
|2014||Sacred Falls||Royal Descent||Weary||1:39.5|
|2012||More Joyous||Shoot Out||Yosei||1:35.5|
|2011||Sacred Choice||Love Conquers All||Bold Glance||1:39.4|
|2010||Rangirangdoo||Road To Rock||Brilliant Light||1:34.2|
|2009||Vision And Power||Black Piranha||Whobegotyou||1:36.6|
|2008||Triple Honour||Casino Prince||Pinnacles||1:38.6|
|2006||Racing To Win||Johan’s Toy||Bentley Biscuit||1:34.1|
|2005||Patezza||Court’s In Session||Danni Martine||1:35.9|
|2004||Private Steer||Grand Armee||Ambulance||1:35.5|
|2003||Grand Armee||Dash For Cash||Boreale||1:36.8|
|2001||Assertive Lad||Shogun Lodge||Weasel Will||1:35.9|