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Doncaster Mile 2024 Betting Tips - Lightweight chances are tipped

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Last updated: 04 Apr 2024
Alex Marsh 04 Apr 2024
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  • The Doncaster Mile is the third of four Group 1 races run on the opening day of 'The Championships'
  • Worth $4 million, this major is run over 1600m at Randwick
  • The 2024 edition will be contested on Saturday, April 6
  • Our feature preview is included below
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Another Wil heads the Doncaster Mile market. (Getty)
 

The Group 1 Doncaster Mile is one of Australia's premier handicap races and it's also one of the headline acts on the opening day of The Championships at Royal Randwick.
  • 2024 Doncaster Mile Tips
  • 2024 Doncaster Mile Field & Odds

Dating back to 1866, this famous 1600m event has seen some of Australia's modern day greats on the honor roll and they include dual winners Super Impose and Sunline along with recent stars in More Joyous, Winx and Happy Clapper.

For the 2024 Doncaster Mile, Another Wil heads the market at $3.90 with EliteBet

2024 Doncaster Mile Tips


2024 Doncaster Mile Best Bet - Another Wil

Ciaron Maher is looking for his first Doncaster Mile victory and this season's leading Australian trainer has a strong hand in 2024, with the exciting Another Wil leading the charge.

A lightly raced four-year-old, the son of Street Boss has won all four runs this prep, which includes a soft victory in last Saturday's Doncaster Prelude and that secured his place in this feature.

With a big field under handicap conditions and especially when it is wet, wide barriers are often favourable in the Doncaster, with eight of the last 13 winners jumping from double-figure gates.

The wider alleys have often been successful with those down in the weights, as there's less risk with using them up early and one of the more progressive horses in the country has just 50kg here.
2024 Doncaster Mile Next Best Bet - Celestial Legend

This three-year-old was all the rage in the Doncaster Mile futures prior to Another Wil's qualifying win, with the last start Randwick Guineas winner carrying just 49kg for this Group 1.

Celestial Legend covered ground in that latest victory and as a result of that tough run, trainer Les Bridge gave him more time to recover ahead of this fourth-up assignment.

He completed a slick tick-over trial on March 22 over 1200m, where the son of Dundeel was strong late in that 1200m heat and the colt did handle wet tracks in his first campaign.

Without doing anything wrong and with the current market trending towards the most recent run of Another Wil, Celestial Legend is out to a decent price in the Doncaster Mile.
2024 Doncaster Mile Value Bet - Southport Tycoon

Another leading contender from the Ciaron Maher stable is Southport Tycoon, who was a last-start winner in the Australian Guineas and he's another that worked well in the interim.

The Australian Guineas is a strong form reference, with placegetters Veight (George Ryder) and Riff Rocket (Rosehill Guineas) both coming from that race to win Group 1's on Golden Slipper Day.

Although he's untried on heavy ground, the son of Written Tycoon recorded decent closing splits for a soft track when saluting at start two last spring and he had 59.kg on his back there.

Like Celestial Legend, he's a three-year-old who carries the featherweight of 49kg in this feature and under Rachel King, he'll look for a tow into proceedings and then chime in late.

2024 Doncaster Mile Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Think About ItJoseph PrideSam Clipperton1557kg$17
2Obamburumai (JPN)Keiji YoshimuraDamian Lane855kg$9
3PericlesJames Cummings Blake Shinn1654.5kg$34
4Militarize (NZ)Chris Waller Zac Purton 454kg$9.50
5Zougotcha Chris Waller Craig Williams1953.5kg$18
6Golden MileJames Cummings Jason Collett153.5kg$51
7Kovalica (NZ)Chris Waller Tommy Berry1253.5kg $17
8Detonator Jack (NZ)Ciaron MaherTim Clark 252.5kg $17
9Berkshire Shadow (GB)Ciaron Maher Declan Bates1352.5kg $101
10Rustic Steel Kris LeesTom Sherry752kg $51
11AttractableSara RyanReece Jones551.5kg$101
12Lady LagunaAnnabel Neasham Michael Dee1051kg$11
13Democracy ManifestChris Waller Jay Ford 1151kg $21
14PhearsonBrad WiddupRon Stewart2451kg $151
15Loch EagleKris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a)2351kg $101
16LindermannChris Waller Zac Lloyd (a)2250.5kg $15
17SemanaCiaron Maher Andrew Adkins1750kg$26
18Another WilCiaron Maher Jamie Kah2150kg $3.90
19Celestial LegendLes BridgeTyler Schiller649kg$7
20Southport TycoonCiaron Maher Rachel King2049kg $17
21eNugget (GB)Ciaron Maher Declan Bates951.5kg $41
22eHingedChris Waller TBA 1450kg$71
23eNavajo PeakDavid PayneTBA 1852.5kg$101
24ePalmetto (NZ)John SargentMolly Bourke (a)351kg$101
Odds courtesy of EliteBet & correct on 04/04/2024.
                                                                 

Verdict

Our tips for the 2024 Doncaster Mile are:

Best Bet1: Another Wil To Win @29/10 at Elitebet - 5 Units
Best Bet2: Celestial Legend To Win @6/1 at Elitebet - 2 Units
Best Bet3: Southport Tycoon To Win @16/1 at Elitebet - 1 Unit
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Celestial Legend
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@16/1 - 1 Unit
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