Rangirangdoo Triumphant At 2010 Doncaster Handicap

April 19th, 2010

Rangirangdoo, trained by Chris Waller, won the illustrious $1.5 million Group 1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, in what was a thrilling finish to a fantastic race.

The richest event to take place at the track annually saw 20 starters form the field, crossing the line in an incredibly close finish.

But it was the five-year-old Pentire gelding who took the honours, and has been on the wrong end of closely contested finishes as of late, this time defeating Road To Rock in the dying legs of the 2010 Doncaster Handicap.

The 2010 Doncaster Handicap triumph gives the gelding his first Group 1 win in a career defining event.

The 2010 Doncaster Handicap triumph gives the gelding his first Group 1 win in a career defining event.

Rangirangdoo spent the majority of the first 1,400 metres just behind the pace, with Nash Rawiller on board who took the gelding to top speed in the last 200 metres, closing down and beating Road To Rock by a neck, who was one-and-a-half lengths ahead of Brilliant Light in third.

The Doncaster Handicap win was one of two Group 1 victories on Saturday for Rawiller; also claiming the Group 1 AJC Oaks (2400m) aboard Gai Waterhouse-trained Once Were Wild.

Going into the 2010 Doncaster Handicap dominating the odds was the Peter Moody-trained Typhoon Tracy who finished 14th after a disappointing performance in the final straight, and with a virus going though Moody’s barn.

Also taking place on Saturday alongside the 2010 Doncaster Handicap was the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and the Group 3 South Pacific Classic (1400m).

2010 Doncaster Handicap Results

Position

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st
Rangirangdoo (NZ)
Chris Waller Nash Rawiller
2nd
Road To Rock
Anthony Cummings Daniem Oliver
3rd
Brilliant Lights
Kerry Parker Jay Ford
4th
Drumbeats
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy
5th
Danleigh
Chris Waller Hugh Bowman
6th
Snapy Halo (ARG)
John O’Shea Jason Maskiell
7th
Triple Honour (NZ)
Chris Waller Tim Clark
8th
Theseo
Gai Waterhouse Darren Beadman
9th
Tobique
Allan Denham Craig Newitt
10th
Palacio De Cristal
Grahame Begg Peter Wells
11th
Wall Street (NZ)
Jeff Lynds Opie Bosson
12th
Black Piranha
Con Karakatsanis Jim Cassidy
13th
Prima Nova
Anthony Cummings Daniel Ganderton
14th
Typhoon Tracy
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen
15th
Centennial Park (NZ)
David Payne Craig Williams
16th
Recoup De Fortune
Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla
17th
Miss Marielle
Joseph Pride Tommy Berry
18th
Vision And Power (NZ)
Joseph Pride Michael Rodd
19th
Allez Wonder
Bart Cummings Michelle Payne
20th
Mentality
Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tye Angland
Scratched
Walking Or Dancing (NZ)
Brett Partelle Glen Boss