Australia Horse Racing By Andrew Brown

Doncaster favourites drift after barrier draw

The top two picks for Saturday’s Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile have both eased in betting at after being dealt wide gates at today’s barrier draw.

William Hill pushed the Bart and James Cummings-trained favourite Hallowed Crowd out from $5.50 out to $6 following the draw, while second favourite Real Impact drifted from $6.50 out to $7.

“They’ll want to be coming down the middle of the track anyway if the ground is rain-affected, but it makes the run to the first turn interesting,” said William Hill’s Andrew Brown.

Emergency Kermadec also eased from $6.50 to $7, while Pornichet firmed from $8.50 into $7.50 after drawing favourably.

In the BMW Australia Derby, Preferment is the $3.40 at William Hill in front of Hauraki ($3.80), Volkstoknbarrell ($4.60) and Mongolian Khan ($7.50).

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2015 The Star Doncaster Mile

Odds from

Hallowed Crown $6 (was $5.50)

Real Impact $7 (was $6.50)
Kermadec $7 (was $6.50)
Pornichet $7.50 (was $8.50)
Royal Descent $10 (was $9)
Sweynesse $12 (steady)
World Ace $14 (was $15)
Sacred Falls $16 (steady)
Happy Trails $17 (steady)
Hooked $17 (steady)
It’s Somewhat $17 (steady)
Arabian Gold $16 (was $17)
Suavito $17 (steady)
Plucky Belle $26 (was $31)
Cosmic Endeavour $26 (steady)
Diamond Drille $26 (steady)
Leebaz $26 (steady)
Rudy $26 (steady)
Ninth Legion $34 (steady)
Moriarty $51 (steady)
Destinys Kiss $67 (steady)
Puccini $101 (was $71)
Malavio $101 (steady)
Aomen $151 (steady)

2015 BMW Australia Derby 2400m

Odds from

Preferment $3.40
Hauraki $3.80
Volkstoknbarrell $4.60
Mongolian Khan $7.50
Omeros $11
Quick Strike $13
Ruling Dynasty $13
Hampton Court $26
Brogue $81
Bikila $101