A total of 188 nominations were assessed for the 147th running of the BMW Doncaster Mile (Group 1) to be staged at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 20th April 2013.
The weights have been released on Monday on a minimum Group One weight of 52.0kg, with no further allowances for three-year-olds below the 52.0kg.
The honour of topweight has been given to eight time Group One-winning mare More Joyous (NZ) with 59.5kg, an increase of 2.0kg when victorious in the Doncaster Mile of 2012. Since weights were released for the 2012 Doncaster Mile, More Joyous (NZ) has won six Stakes races, three at Group One level.
Next in line is the multiple Group One winner Manighar (Fr) with 58.0kg. He is the reigning BMW Group 1 (2400m), Ranvet Stakes Group 1 (2000m) and Australian Cup Group 1 (2000m) winner and also was runner up behind More Joyous in the Queen Elizabeth Group 1 (2000m); – all at Weight-For-Age.
Shoot Out, who ran second to More Joyous in the 2012 Doncaster Mile has been weighted at 57.0kg, up 0.5kg on last years allocated weight of 56.5kg. Since then Shoot Out won the Group 1-George Main Stakes (1600m).
Outstanding three-year-olds All Too Hard and Pierro are next in the weights with 56.0kg, which represents 0.5kg under Weight-For-Age. Both colts have won three Group One races and share the spoils in their four head-to-head meetings, each with two victories over the other.
Also on the 56.0kg line is the ever consistent Group One performer Glass Harmonium.
The highest weighted New Zealand galloper is the multiple feature NZ race winner Veyron with 55.5kg. Veyron is the winner of five Group One races in his home country, three of those over the mile distance of the Doncaster.
Other notable runners include Melbourne Cup runner up Fiorente (Ire), last start Emirates Stakes Group 1 (1600m) winner Happy Trails and the grand campaigner Danleigh; all asked to carry 55.0kg.
The current Epsom Handicap (1600m) winner Fat Al and dual Group One-winning mare Secret Admirer have been allocated 53.5kg. Secret Admirer is the highest weighted mare behind topweight More Joyous (NZ).
Source : Australian Turf Club