The Doncaster Mile is the highlight of Day 1 of the Championships. Here are The Wolf’s Doncaster Mile tips.
Possesses very good credentials but he would be much better suited on genuinely soft ground. At the price on the firmer surface, he looks a risk.
Veteran who has hit the line really well at both lines back from a spell, and if he got the runs that Think It Over did last start there is no doubt he would have beaten him. There have been plenty of recent winners up at the weights so he looks over the odds compared to Mugatoo, for example.
Veteran who is poorly weighted and his recent form has little to recommend it.
Has finished third in an Epsom and second in this race last year under a similar weight. Didn’t do much last start but worth thought for wider exotics.
Well credentialed horse internationally but has his work cut out trying to win this. Cricket score odds for good reason.
Should appreciate getting back on to a firmer surface here and her best form is handy. Work cut out from barrier 20 though.
Ran fourth in Kolding’s Epsom so a big run under these conditions has precedent. Still, in current form a top six finish looks best.
Trial form is reasonable so he could have a race in him yet, but it won’t be this.
Boom Kiwi three year old who won the Hobartville on his Australian debut before disappointing at his next start here. Not the first Kiwi horse to do that however and it wouldn’t surprise if he bounced back. Giving Mo’unga 3.5Kg will be a challenge though – he is particularly badly weighted.
Going well but he has had plenty of chances at this level and never looked likely. Suspect that will be the case once again.
Just going and suspect retirement looms.
Found a new level this campaign with two wins including the Group 1 George Ryder last start. That is normally a strong pointer to this race but suspect that was not a particularly strong edition. Can’t rule out with this weight in present form though.
Really poor last start and while she does get the blinkers for the first time, they would need to spark rapid improvement.
Finished last in this race last year. Group 2 or 3 is probably his level, last start second placing in the Australian Cup notwithstanding.
Form ties in with Think It Over so you can make a strong race that he should not be double the price of that horse. Barrier 10 is okay for him and he is far from the worst here.
Given no chance in the Doncaster Prelude last week given how the track was playing. Blinkers going on could spark some improvement here and his best form is in this with just 52Kg. One of the better roughies.
Claimed this race last year but that was on a Heavy 8. Her lead in form isn’t that much different and she is still lightly weighted, so looks to have a better chance than a few others here at massive odds.
He’s been in full work now dating back to August last year so it’s a great training performance by Gai to keep him going. However, he was flattered last week by the extreme leader bias and unless that is replicated it’s hard to see him winning. Looks under the odds.
Good thing beaten in the Randwick Guineas before making amends in the Rosehill version last start. The mile at Randwick is a very fair start but the barrier stats are still pretty brutal. He would have been clear top pick had he drawn a pole, he remains on top but confidence is tempered somewhat.
Won the Surround Stakes in dominant style two back but not much went right for her last start when favourite in the Coolmore. She drops 5Kg from that and barrier 13 should be okay for her. In the mix.
Out and out wet tracker who likely can’t win given the current forecast.
Nice colt but has proven to be a bit off Mo’unga and gets no advantage at the weights here.
DONCASTER MILE TIPS
Mo’unga has outstanding credentials for this edition of the Doncaster Mile and is attractively weighted, he goes on top despite the wide draw. Avilius is going too well not to have a small saver on.
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