Doncaster Mile 2023 Race Details

Race 8 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 1st of April 2023.

The Doncaster Mile is a Group 1 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions and is for horses three-years-old and upwards. The total prize money is $4,000,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Doncaster Mile page.

Doncaster Mile 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Capacity field. Zougotcha is building a good record and goes in the mix. Protagonist was well backed on its debut in AUS and won with authority. It can go on with things now. Golden Mile and Converge both have claims if finding their best. Fangirl doesn’t win out of turn but has the form around Anamoe while Mr Brightside and Alligator Blood look the 2 hardest to beat coming out of the All Star Mile.

Doncaster Mile 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Alligator Blood (12)

Every hope last start. Won’t be easy here giving weight to these but has undeniable claims and is a tough on pacer that will give backers a great sight. In the mix.

2. Mr Brightside (2)

Won this race last year. Goes on top off the last start win and is well in at the weights and gets the kind draw. Hard to oppose and he ticks all boxes in this with Zac Purton doing the steering.

3. Kirwans Lane (24)


4. My Oberon (7)

Can’t have.

5. Fangirl (19)

A good place bet. Has won once in the past 12 months but the form around Anamoe is super. Where to from barrier 19 its the query but she goes in the mix. Mainly as a place chance.

6. Going Global (4)

Solid US form. Keep an eye on the market.

7. Converge (6)

Back on track after last start and looks well placed in this field. Goes in the mix with Prebble steering.

8. Duke De Sessa (9)

Great to see Gibbons riding in some Group 1s. This import is a market watch.

9. Gentleman Roy (10)

Can win if left alone up on speed. Should give backers a good sight.

10. Lion’s Roar (17)

Prefer in something easier.

11. Nugget (22)

Has a great record but hard to have from the draw.

12. Bandersnatch (5)

Scored a well deserved win for us last start and maps well. Leaning to others on form but has to go in the mix.

13. Golden Mile (11)

Needs to lift off last start. Requires luck at the right time but can give this a shake and has been well tried.

14. Mustang Valley (3)

Import that will welcome any rain. Market watch.

15. Hope In Your Heart (23)

Building a great C.V. Goes in the mix despite the draw.

16. Zougotcha (13)

Quality galloper that has a super record. Should get a tow into the race and give this a shake. Top 4 chance.

17. Protagonist (8)

Import that was well backed and landed the cash fresh. No weight in this and is well placed from the Haggis camp.

18. Cepheus (16)

Prefer others.

19. Communist (21)

Hard to have from the draw. Mixes form but good enough if it finds its best.

20. Lindermann (18)

Hard to beat with the light weight and lobbing on the speed. Good roughie.

21e. Osipenko (1)

Has good form for this and can take this out if slicing up the rails.

22e. Bankers Choice (15)

Can’t have.

23e. Diamil (20)

Prefer others.

24e. Pride Of Jenni (14)

Can’t have.

Doncaster Mile 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Mr Brightside 1 Alligator Blood
5 Fangirl 2 Mr Brightside
20 Lindermann 5 Fangirl
1 Alligator Blood 17 Protagonist

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2023 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires’ 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Group 3 WATC Gimcrack Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Perth Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Bendigo Guineas 2023 (Bendigo 1400m)

Listed Golden Mile 2023 (Bendigo 1600m)

Listed Clare Lindop Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)

Listed Manihi Classic 2023 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed Pinjarra Cup 2023 (Pinjarra 2300m)

Doncaster Mile 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Mr Brightside
2nd 4 My Oberon 0.13 length
3rd 11 Nugget 0.92 length
4th 15 Hope In Your Heart 1.41 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 8.

Scratchings: 3. Kirwan’s Lane, 22e. Bankers Choice, 23e. Diamil, 24e. Pride Of Jenni.