Doncaster Mile Tips - Hartnell primed for another G1 Randwick mile

  • Track condition won't hinder Hartnell's chances.
Hugh Bowman rides Hartnell to victory in the Epsom Handicap (PA Images)

Godolphin war horse Hartnell will line up for his 50th career start on Saturday as he carries top weight of 58kg in the $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick. 

He follows a near identical path to last spring which culminated in an Epsom Handicap (1600m) victory at the same track. 

Last spring, Hartnell kicked off with a kicked off with a 4th placing in the All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick behind Trapeze Artist before heading south and finishing runner-up in the PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. 

He then finished half a length 4th in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at The Valley before taking out the Epsom.

This time in, the now eight-year-old resumed in the Expressway Stakes (1200m) finishing 3.5 lengths from Alizee, and again second-up, he went to Melbourne where he finished a length 3rd behind Alizee in the Futurity Stakes (1400m).

He then stepped up in trip in the All-Star Mile (1600m) where he was held up in the straight, had to change course a couple of times and hit the line best to finish 2nd behind Mystic Journey – while also beating Alizee home this time. 

Hartnell clocked the quickest final 200m of the race, and with clear running earlier, things may have been different.

Hugh Bowman has been in Alizee’s corner all campaign and only didn’t ride her when suspended as she lined up in the Expressway Stakes, yet Bowman now jumps ship and rides Hartnell who he guided to victory in the Epsom. 

That’s a big call that must be noted, and Hartnell looks ready to peak on Saturday where he will get every chance from barrier 7.

He handles all types of tracks, so it won’t matter if we get a Good, Soft or Heavy, and there’s no tougher horse going around than him. 


Upcoming Events

BONUS BETS United States

*Over 18s only. Wagering requirements apply. State exclusions apply to some offers. Exc. NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Please read the T&Cs of each offer with each bookmaker.

News Stream

Doncaster Mile - news, tips and betting advice

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Doncaster Mile Tips - Hartnell primed for another G1 Randwick mile

Godolphin war horse Hartnell will line up for his 50th career start on Saturday as he carries top weight of 58kg in the $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.

Read more »

You have unread messages

You have unread messages