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2017 Doncaster Prelude: Nominations & Race History

2017 Doncaster Prelude overview including nominations and race background for the Group 3 feature at Rosehill on Saturday featuring horses chasing their last chance into the Doncaster.

2017 Doncaster Prelude: Nominations & Race History

There are 14 nominations for the 2017 Doncaster Prelude (Group 3) at Rosehill on Saturday as runners chase one last opportunity to make the Doncaster Mile

New Tipperary is a horse on the rise
New Tipperary is a horse on the rise Picture:Racing and Sports

Nominations have been extended by a day for the 2017 Doncaster Prelude though.


Following a top debut run after arriving from France, Spectroscope Horseform will have plenty of admirers in the 2017 Doncaster Prelude (Group 3) at Rosehill on Saturday.

There is also Pornichet Horseform who could have his first run back in Sydney after racing in Perth last campaign.

2017 DONCASTER PRELUDE - NOMINATIONS
 

Horse

Trainer

Hcp Rating

1

ANCIENT HISTORY 

John O'Shea

74

2

AROD

Chris Waller

106

3

ECHO EFFECT

Kristen Buchanan

82

4

KENJORWOOD

Darren Weir

 

5

LANCIATO

Mark Newnham

75

6

LEEBAZ

Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

107

7

MARENOSTRO

Chris Waller

99

8

NEW TIPPERARY

Joseph Pride

96

9

NO DOUBT

Anthony & Edward Cummings

76

10

PORNICHET

Ciaron Maher

 

11

RUDY

Helen Page

100

12

SPECTROSCOPE

John O'Shea

86

13

TOO GOOD TO REFUSE

Desleigh Forster

 

14

VANBRUGH

Chris Waller

 

2017 DONCASTER PRELUDE - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The Doncaster Prelude is a Group 3 race conducted by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill Gardens.

The Doncaster Prelude was first run at Rosehill in 1985 as the Royal Parma Stakes when it was named after the winner of the 1968 Golden Slipper Stakes. The race became known as the Doncaster Prelude in 2010.

The distance of the race has been run over a variety of distances. From 1985 to 2000 it was 1500 metres and has since alternated between 1400 metres (2001 to 2003; 2006; 2008-09) 1500 metres (2004-05; 2007) and 1600 metres (2010-13 when the race was run at Randwick).

The distance of the Doncaster Prelude has 1500 metres since it returned to Rosehill in 2014.

The Doncaster Prelude is run under quality handicap conditions with a maximum topweight of 61kg. The winner is exempt from the ballot for the $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.

The Royal Parma/Doncaster Prelude was a Listed Race from 1985 to 2010. It has been Group 3 since 2011.

The 2016 Doncaster Prelude was won by Havana Cooler from Cosmic Cube with Rudy third.

Havana Cooler (2016) was resuming from a spell when he proved too good for his rivals in this event and recent Doncaster Prelude winners include Weary (2014) and Skyerush (2013).

Notable winners of the Royal Parma Stakes/Doncaster Prelude include Eastern Classic, Card Shark, Livistona Lane, Cobbora, Buzzoff, Adam, Final Fantasy, Defier, My Kingdom Of Fife, Skyerush, Weary and Excess Knowledge.

The 2016 Doncaster Prelude was won by Havana Cooler from Cosmic Cube and Rudy.

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