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Doncaster Mile Tips & Preview, Saturday 2nd April

The Punters Prince guides us through the runner-by-runner guide of the Doncaster Mile at Randwick this Saturday.

Will Gai Waterhouse win her eighth Doncaster Mile? 

Will Forbidden Love keep up her brilliant winning streak alive? 

All that and more as the Punters Prince goes through the runner-by-runner guide 

#1 cascadian

james cummings

He will get back and try to run on down the outside in the slop.

He rarely runs a bad race, but winning is something which often eludes him.

Will probably be too far back to make an impact.   

Odds: $26 the win and $7 the place.
Finishing position: 14th

#2 i'm thunderstruck

mick price & michael kent jnr.

Massive effort in the All-Star Mile when sustaining a huge sprint from a long way out to finish second behind Zaaki.

He did that off a walking tempo whereas this race looks to have a lot more speed, which is what he loves.  

Middle pin is ideal and he handles the Sydney way of going as seen in his Golden Eagle win last year.

Odds: $5 the win and $2 the place.
Finishing position: Second

#3 private eye

joseph pride

The 2021 Espom Handicap winner.

Loves the Randwick mile, but draws the car park. 

Might not be the worst place to be and the blinkers do go on for what looks to be his target race. 

He’ll be flying home. 

Odds: $15 the win and $4.6 the place.
Finishing position: Fourth

#4 dalasan

leon macdonald & andrew gluyas

Likes it wet.

He always pops up in these events and has a chance at longer odds. 

Could potentially fill a hole. 

However, he has not won in a long time and that fact should remain after this race. 

Odds: $12 the win and 3.3 the place.
Finishing position: Fifth

#5 lighthouse

ciaron maher & dave eustace

Stable star for Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustace who has not put a hoof wrong since arriving from the USA late last year.

She has been up for a while and this could be the end of prep run from a very wide gate. 

Risking her.   

Odds: $16 the win and $4.80 the place.
Finishing position: 12th

#6 law of indices

annabel neasham

No early speed and will be too far back.

Odds: $18 the win and $4.20 the place
Finishing position: 19th

#7 ellsberg

gerald ryan & sterling alexiou

Loves the wet tracks by a Group 1 handicap might be beyond him.

Needs to control his races on the speed, which he will not get here. 

Much prefer him in weaker company. 

Odds: $15 the win and $4.6 the place
Finishing position: 8th

#8 inspirational girl

danny o'brien

She is going to need the Wizard from the West in William Pike to produce some magic to get her up.

Untried on a heavy track and has run the Sydney way. 

Prefer not to risk her.  

Odds: $26 the win and $7 the place.
Finishing position: 13th

#9 hungry heart

chris waller

Needs it dry. 

Highly unlikely to trouble the scorers.

Odds: $26 the win and $5.50 the place
Finishing position: Seventh

#10 icebath

brad widdup

She looks like the big improver getting up to the mile and drawing a nice barrier.

Has a big starting price advantage over Forbidden Love from when they last met. 

This looks like her grand final. 

If you are looking for one at longer odds, she is the one.

Odds: $16 the win and $4.80 the place
Finishing position: Third

#11 sky lab

paul perry

Remove the decimal and you have the correct odds. 

Odds: $81 the win and $20 the place
Finishing position: 16th

#12 kissonallforcheeks

dan morton

A West Australian visitor who is simply flying.

She has proven her ability to handle soft going wth the only query being whether or not she can handle a genuine heavy 9 or 10.

Some sort of chance to run in the top 10 given where she will land in the run. 

Odds: $26 the win and $7 the place
Finishing position: 9th

#13 numerian

annabel neasham

As the name suggests, he is making up the numbers.

Would be a shock if he ran top five let alone won the whole thing. 

Odds: $71 the win and $19 the place
Finishing position: Last

#14 hilal

michael, wayne & john hawkes

Was thrashed at Rosehill on heavy track last start.

Needs it much easier than this.  

Odds: $61 the win and $16 the place
Finishing position: 17th

#15 brutality

joseph pride

Has a Randwick mile win to his name dating back to December 11 last year.

The figure from that win, however, is nowhere near good enough to be competitive here. 

Top 10 chance, but that is about it.  

Odds: $2.90 the win and $1.30 the place
Finishing position: 10th

#16 forbidden love

richard & michael freedman

An amazing wet tracker who goes from strength to strength this campaign.

She has tallied up Group 1 wins in the Canterbury Stakes and George Ryder Stakes at her last two starts. 

Her racing style is what makes her hard to beat as she settles on the speed and has a big engine. 

The query on her here is running out a strong mile in a high pressure race. 

It is unlikely she will get the perfect runs she has been getting throughout her campaign with such a big field likely to make this a true of speed and stamina. 

Looks under the odds at the moment. 

Odds: $4.60 the win and $1.90 the place
Finishing position: 7th

#17 just folk

josh julius

What a story this would be if Josh Julius can get his first ever Group 1 winner. 

He won the Group 2 Ajax Stakes in fine style last start and he trialled up nicely in between runs. 

Might be slightly outclassed, but he can midfield and colelct a cheque for connections.

Odds: $20 the win and $6 the place
Finishing position: 11th

#18 kiku

chris waller

Chris Waller outsider who will be better served going down in grade and getting back to Rosehill. 

Odds: $51 the win and $12 the place
Finishing position: 18th

#19 mr brightside

ben & J d hayes

He gets through the soft going well enough.

Just not sure if the heavy tracks will be to his liking. 

He is solidly performed horse over the mile but might be caught without cover into a vicious wind. 

Regardless, he can in the top half of the field based off what he has done in his last few starts. 

Odds: $15 the win and $4.60 the place
Finishing position: Sixth

#20 converge

gai waterhouse & adrian bott

The on-top selection who is ready to win another Group 1 at the mile.

He might have been thrashed in the Rosehill Guineas by Anamoe, but the drop back from 2000 metres to 1600 metres looks ideal for him. 

His win two starts back in the Randwick Guineas at this course and distance rated through the roof. 

Heavy track will be no issue, he gets in on the minimum with 49.5 and we know how good Gai Waterhouse is at the winning Doncaster Mile.

Odds: $9 the win and $3 the place
Finishing position: 1st

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