Doncaster Mile Speedmap - Group 1 mapped but will Winx defy history?

  • Can Winx defy history and win the Doncaster Mile?
Winx is a Champion

Ric Chapman maps out how the Doncaster Mile will be won and run and predicts whether Winx can defy history.


"Are we about to see history here? Shortest priced Doncaster Mile favourite in 90 years. Can WINX deliver.


We'll know soon enough because they are locked and loaded. Starter climbs his stand - pushes the button and the big field is underway.

Winx began well enough and is going to park in just behind the speed which is genuine early as you'd imagine.

TURN ME LOOSE and EQUADOR are driving forward in the early stages with STRATUM STAR on the inside there too.

VERGARA is up on the pace and the Kiwi VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL is very handy also.

RUDY parks in behind them with Winx on his outside, then HAPPY CLAPPER who is closer today.

GOOD PROJECT is just going a tad keen and is over-racing just in behind them with FIRST SEAL next.

Now, here's a surprise, KERMADEC and BOW CREEK have already gotten a mile out of their ground and are back near the rear as the field starts to really string out.

HE OR SHE is a long way back early too.

They charge past the 1000m mark where Turn Me Loose makes play by a length to Equador who sits on the outside of Vergara.

A length back on the fence with plenty of cover and travelling well is Stratum Star and Volkstok'N'Barrell is to his outside with AOMEN next on the fence just shaded by Happy Clapper which means the great mare is pratted three wide at this stage.

Two lengths back is Good Project in company with First Seal.

He Or She and AZKADELLIA follow them and Bow Creek is next to last.

The defending champ Kermadec is last as they roar past the 700m and there's no change to the order.

Turn Me loose is setting a solid tempo leading by a length from Equador and Vergara travelling in a pair.

Next is Stratum Star being covered up by Volkstok'N'Barrell and Rudy three wide.

This allows Winx to get some cover but she's still three deep coming up toward the turn.

With her is Happy Clapper and Aomen. There's Bow Creek commencing a forward move from the tail and the mare Azkadellia is tracking him into it.

He Or She is a mile back but Kermadec has started a move.

They bunch coming to the bend and Turn Me loose has led the field unchallenged to this point but Rudy and Equador are right there. Vergara is on the rails and Winx is just two off the leader as they swing. Stratum Star is hung up needing a run and here's Bow Creek right down the outside with Happy Clapper starting to get a move on and First Seal is next. Over the rise they charge and Turn Me Loose leads but Winx is there to challenge as is Bow Creek.

Happy Clapper is running on very strongly between runners and Stratum Star has stayed on the rails and is poking through.

But Winx has joined in effortlessly. Bowman hasn't even moved.

She's hit the front with 150 to go. Stratum Star gets through on the inside as Turn Me Loose fades. Bow Creek and Happy Clapper are battling for the minors and Kermadec is rattling home out wide when its all over.

Which it is as this wonder mare strides away to win with her head on her chest by nearly two on the line from Happy Clapper. It's tight all round for third between Bow Creek, Kermadec who charged home, and He Or She made late ground. Stratum star is close up behind them with Azkadellia getting home late too.

But all hail this Champion mare. What a win."

First Home
1. WINX ($1.95 Palmerbet, or $5.00 for new Unibet customers*)
2. HAPPY CLAPPER ($13 Sportsbet)
3. BOW CREEK ($15 William Hill)

Then came
4. He Or She
5. Kermadec
6. Stratum Star
7. First Seal
8. Azkadellia
9. Turn Me Loose
10. Volkstok'N'Barrell
11. Good Project
12. Vergara
13. Equador
14. Rudy
Last. Aomen

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