Two-year-old's commence the Doncaster Mile programme

The two-year-old’s commence the Australian Turf Club’s The Star Doncaster Mile programme on Saturday, the first of three Saturday’s of Group 1 racing at the track, with the a field of nine for the $250,000, Group 3 Widden Kindergarten Stakes (1100m).

The Waterhouse and Bott stable have accepted with Espionage and Hallett with Espionage, a colt by Zoustar, returning to the scene of his win in the Group 3  Breeders’ Plate over 1000m at Randwick back in September, defeating Straight Charge and Proust.

He was fifth to Switzerland in the Group 2 Todman Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on March 9th. The colt trialled at Warwick Farm on the 26th, winning over 1200m under Tommy Berry who rides on Saturday with barrier three.

Hallett, a filly by Deep Field, won on debut over 1000m on the Kensington Course on March 13th. Tim Clark rides with barrier five.

The Snowden stable have put forward two, Embassy and King Of Roseau. The former comes off a fifth place to Straight Charge in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill on February 24th with the stable trialling him over 794m at Warwick Farm on March 26th for a 1/2L win.

The latter, a Capitalist colt, was fifth to Dublin Down in the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes  over 1200m at Rosehill on March 16th.

Zac Purton rides Embassy with barrier one and Golden Slipper winning jockey Blake Shinn on King Of Roseau with barrier nine.

The Kindergarten Stakes starts at 12.25pm

Overall there are 175 acceptances for the ten race programme.

The Course Proper is rated a Good 4 on Wednesday and the rail will be in the True position for the entire circuit.

Rain is forecast for later in the week with between 3mm and 20mm possible on Thursday with 24c, 25mm to 90mm on Friday with 23c and 0mm to 30mm on Saturday with 27c.

Randwick fields

Rain in the forecast for Randwick, picture ThoroughbredNEWS