Favourite draws favourably for the Doncaster Mile

Pre-field favourite Mugatoo drew favourably for Saturday’s $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick.

A capacity field of 20 runners and two emergencies were declared for the coveted mile where Mugatoo along with Avilius and Samadoubt share topweight with 56kg.

The Doncaster Mile was first run in 1866 and from 1879 until 1883 was held over 1800 metres while the only time it wasn’t run at Randwick was in 1942, during the Second World War, it was run at Rosehill over 1700m.

Mugatoo drew barrier 4 and remained the $4.50 favourite when TAB Fixed Odds reopened its market following the draw.

The second favourite, Rosehill Guineas winner Mo’unga eased from $7 to $9 after drawing barrier 21, which comes into 19 if the two emergencies don’t secure a start.

Think It Over sits on the third line at $8 and will start from barrier 18, into 16 if the emergencies don’t run.

Seven-time Doncaster Mile winning trainer Gai Waterhouse, puts the polish on two runners with her training partner Adrian Bott. Shout The Bar drew 20 while Yao Dash firmed from $11 into $9 after drawing barrier 11.

Gai Waterhouse. Photo: Toby ZernaSource:News Corp Australia

Chris Waller has won the race six times and in 2021 he has two runners and an emergency. Star Of The Seas drew barrier 9 and Funstar barrier 17 while Wheelhouse, the second emergency, drew 16.

Avilius is at $13 and after drawing barrier 12 while his James Cummings-trained stablemates Cascadian and Best of Days drew barriers 3 and 15 respectively.

Glen Boss, who has won the Doncaster Mile more times than any jockey in history with seven wins, pilots Think It Over.

The field and barrier draw for the Doncaster Mile is.

Number – Horse – Trainer – Jockey – Barrier – Weight

1 – MUGATOO (Kris Lees) – Hugh Bowman – 4 – 56kg

2 – AVILIUS (James Cummings) – James McDonald – 12 – 56kg

3 – SAMADOUBT (Bjorn Baker) – Josh Parr – 14 – 56kg

4 – STAR OF THE SEAS (Chris Waller) – TBA – 9 – 54kg

5 – OLENDO (Anabel Neasham) – Tommy Berry – 5 – 54kg

6 – SHOUT THE BAR (Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott) – Tim Clark – 20 – 53.5kg

7 – GEM SONG (Kris Lees) – Jason Collett – 19 – 53.5kg

8 – ZAAKI (Anabel Neasham) – Regan Bayliss – 22 – 53.5kg

9 – AEGON (Murray Baker and Andrew Foresman) – Kerrin McEvoy – 7 – 53kg

10 – CASCADIAN (James Cummings) – Jamie Kah – 3 – 53kg

11 – DALASAAN (Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas) – Jason Holder – 1 – 53kg

12 – THINK IT OVER (Kerry Parker) – Glen Boss – 18 – 52.5kg

13 – FUNSTAR (Chris Waller) – Craig Williams – 17 – 52.5kg

14 – BEST OF DAYS (James Cummings) – Rachel King – 15 – 52.5kg

15 – I AM SUPERMAN (Peter and Paul Snowden) – Andrew Adkins – 10 – 52kg

16 – ROCK (Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes) – TBA – 8 – 52kg

17 – NETTOYER (Wendy Roche) – Michael Poy – 6 – 51kg

18 – YAO DASH (Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott) – Michael Dee – 11 – 50.5kg

19 – MO’UNGA (Anabel Neasham) – Robbie Dolan – 21 – 49.5kg

20 – FORBIDDEN LOVE (Richard and Michael Freedman) – Dean Yendall – 13 – 49.5kg

21.e – ICEBATH (Brad Widdup) – Jay Ford – 2 – 50.5kg

22.e – WHEELHOUSE (Chris Waller) – TBA – 16 – 49.5kg

Mo’unga. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images

Originally published as2021 Doncaster Mile field and barrier draw

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