A total of 151 nominations have been weighted for the 152nd running of the $ 3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) to be run at Royal Randwick on 1 April. Heading the weights is Godolphin's dual Gr1 winner Hartnell, who has been allocated top weight of 58kg on a 50kg minimum (49kg for 3YOs). Next in line on 57kg is Black Heart Bart, a four-time Gr1 winner ranging from distances of 1200m to 1800m. Also allocated with 57kg are two international entries from Hong Kong, Beauty Only and Helene Paragon. Both horses are Gr1 winners in their own country. The Japanese mare Smart Layer is the highest weighted mare on 54.5kg, with the next highest weighted mares being First Seal and English with 53kg. Prized Icon and Astern head the 3YO and will be asked to carry 53kg, while Global Glamour and I Am A Star head the weights for 3YO fillies with 51kg. Global Glamour and Sense of Occasion are exempt from the ballot for winning the Gr1 Flight Stakes and Gr2 Villiers Stakes respectively. Click here to view all the weights.
At Kyoto in Japan, 3YO filly Meisho Mambo (Suzuka Mambo-Meisho Momoka, by Grass Wonder) scored by 1.25-lengths for trainer Akihiro Iida in the Gr1 Shuka Sho (2000m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Smart Layer (Deep Impact-Snow Style, by White Muzzle) & Lilas Corsage (Brian's Time-Soccer Mom, by Kingmambo). This was Meisho Mambo's second Gr1 victory and took her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Tokyo Yushun Himba) & a placing from 9 starts.