We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Doncaster Mile this Saturday at Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships.
One of the most prestigious races in the world, the Doncaster Mile has been won by champions of the Australian turf. Which runner will add its name to the list this week?
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Doncaster Mile, which starts at 4:35pm.
Best bets for Doncaster Mile 2021
Mugatoo @ $4.40 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Mo’unga @ $7 Bet @ Sportsbet
Avilius @ $15 Bet @ Sportsbet
Doncaster Mile Trifecta Tips
Punters should have six runners on their ticket for the Doncaster Mile trifecta.
- Think It Over
Doncaster Mile First-Four Tips
We have included seven runners in our first-four selections for the Doncaster Mile at Randwick on Saturday.
- Think It Over
- Yao Dash
Doncaster Mile Form Guide & Tips
1. Mugatoo (Best Bet – $4.40) Bet @ Sportsbet
Mugatoo deserves to be favourite after winning the All-Star Mile and he handles all conditions.
The former European owns nine wins from 18 starts and he is unbeaten in two attempts at this distance, so he loves the mile.
$4.40 is a fair price for a quality type.
2. Avilius (Best Roughie – $15) Bet @ Sportsbet
Avilius was unlucky not to win last time out, but he could redeem himself here. He finished off stoutly behind Think It Over and that’s solid form for this race.
James McDonald takes over the riding duties and he should be right around the mark.
3. Samadoubt ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet
He isn’t running in good form this season, hence why he’s paying big odds. He would need to improve on his form considerably.
4. Star of the Seas ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
Not the most consistent form this campaign and he could struggle against this level of opposition.
He didn’t fire when ninth last start and although he’s good enough to win, we couldn’t back him with any confidence.
5. Olmedo ($151) Bet @ Sportsbet
Runs at triple-figure odds and rightfully so. He showed very little in two runs last campaign and even the stable change won’t change his form.
6. Shout The Bar ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
He typically makes his own luck, which is a good trait to have. However, the pressure will be on in this race and we don’t think he’ll handle it.
His most recent run was poor and it would be a big turnaround to win.
7. Gem Song ($67) Bet @ Sportsbet
A winner two back and he wasn’t far behind them last time out. Barrier 19 could rule out his chances, but upsets do happen.
8. Zaaki ($126) Bet @ Sportsbet
Yet to race in Australia and this is a tough introduction. European form is solid, but the odds tell the story here.
9. Aegon ($13) Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kiwi champion didn’t fire in his first Australian attempt, but he’s better than that. 53kg on his back is ideal and he enters first-four calculations.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see the best from Aegon this Saturday.
10. Cascadian ($16) Bet @ Sportsbet
A punters’ worst nightmare but he continues to run on nicely. He is worth having on your ticket, but back him with trust.
11. Dalasan ($51) Bet @ Sportsbet
Dalasan’s form has tapered off considerably and he’s not running well enough. We wouldn’t be surprised to see his odds drift on race day.
12. Think It Over ($10) Bet @ Sportsbet
A booming winner of the George Ryder and that’s often a good betting guide for the Doncaster Mile.
52.5kg on his back and Glen Boss in the saddle is ideal. Punters should expect another tidy effort from the $10 chance.
13. Funstar ($15) Bet @ Sportsbet
We have been disappointed with Funstar this season and we can’t have her in selections here. She would need to improve significantly to score.
14. Best of Days ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
Nothing wrong with his form this season but it has come a level below what he faces here. $35 is a good price, but he will struggle to keep up.
15. I Am Superman ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet
Comes off a win at Rosehill and that form is solid. However, we’re not sure he’s good enough to win the Doncaster.
Betting support on race day could be a good guide.
16. Rock ($26) Bet @ Sportsbet
He had his chance to run down Yao Dash last week but the track didn’t play into his hands.
That might be a midleading form guide and Rock is good enough to beat this field. First-four runner.
17. Nettoyer ($61) Bet @ Sportsbet
Not running well enough this season. A big race winner but her best might be behind him.
18. Yao Dash ($9.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
A winner last week and he did it with ease. The track was a front runners’ bias, so that helped.
He has ability and he could set the field up with the light weight.
19. Mo’unga (Best Each Way – $7) Bet @ Sportsbet
A lovely type that chose this race instead of the Derby. He did take time to get past Sky Lab last start, but he’s still learning.
49.5kg is a steal and punters get good odds for a runner with more upside than most in this field.
20. Forbidden Love ($15) Bet @ Sportsbet
Not the most consistent runner but she’s dangerous on her day. Capable but $15 is a touch too short for our liking.
21. Icebath ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
Doesn’t win often and that’s unlikely to change in this race. Odds are drifting, which isn’t surprising.
22. Wheelhouse ($46) Bet @ Sportsbet
Nothing wrong with its run last start when closing off nicely. Unlikely to get a run, but chance if it does.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.