Weights Released – 2013 Doncaster Handicap

March 5th, 2013

Weights have been announced for the 2013 Doncaster Handicap, which will take place at Royal Randwick racecourse on Saturday April 20, 2013.

More Joyous has been dealt a blow in her 2013 Doncaster Handicap campaign after being handed the top weight of 59.5 kilograms in the $2 million race.

The More Than Readymare carried two kilograms less than that when she won last year’s edition of the race.

More Joyous

More Joyous is top weight for the 2013 Doncaster Handicap. Picture by Steve Hart.

The most a mare has ever carried to win the Doncaster Handicap was Cuddle, who won the race in 1934 with 59 kilograms.

Now More Joyous will be forced to either carry the monumental weight, or apt for a different autumn carnival path than first decided.

The six-year-old has won 21 of her 30 race starts and has earned more than $4.5 million in prize money during her horse racing career.

Duncan Grimley, who is the racing manager for owner John Singleton, was surprised More Joyous was given 59.5 kilograms by the handicapper.

“We didn’t expect to get 59.5kg. Realistically, we thought she would get 58kg or 58.5kg,” Grimley said.

“I don’t think we are badly weighted against the three-year-olds (Pierro, All Too Hard both have 56kg) but Luckygray has 54.5kg and he has 58kg in the Newmarket on Saturday.

“How does that work? I wouldn’t be lining up in the Newmarket if I was them, I’d be going straight to the Doncaster.

“We have to give the good mare Streama 7kg and she is the reigning NSW Horse of the Year. Silent Achiever and Red Tracer also have 52.5kg.

“We have to sit down with Gai (Waterhouse) and work through our options.”

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2013 Doncaster Handicap Weights

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 2 59.5kg 124
2 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody 3 58kg 117
3 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller 4 57kg 115
4 ALL TOO HARD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5= 56kg 114
5 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney 7 56kg 113
6 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse 5= 56kg 114
7 VEYRON (NZ) Linda Laing 8= 55.5kg 112
8 DANLEIGH Chris Waller 10= 55kg 111
9 FIORENTE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 10= 55kg 111
10 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 10= 55kg 111
11 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller 13= 54.5kg 110
12 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 13= 54.5kg 110
13 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti 19 54kg 109
14 CARLTON HOUSE (USA) Gai Waterhouse 20= 53.5kg 108
15 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse 20= 53.5kg 108
16 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 20= 53.5kg 108
17 JET AWAY (GB) David Hayes 20= 53.5kg 108
18 LASER HAWK Gai Waterhouse 20= 53.5kg 108
19 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman 20= 53.5kg 108
20 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Peter G Moody 20= 53.5kg 108
21 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg 8= 53.5kg 112
22 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote 20= 53.5kg 108
23 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 28= 53kg 107
24 LAMASERY David Vandyke 28= 53kg 107
25 EPAULETTE Peter Snowden 28= 52.5kg 107
26 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 28= 52.5kg 107
27 GOOD BA BA (USA) Rick Hore-Lacy 32= 52.5kg 106
28 LINTON John Sadler 32= 52.5kg 106
29 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody 13= 52.5kg 110
30 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody 32= 52.5kg 106
31 RED TRACER Chris Waller 13= 52.5kg 110
32 ROLLING PIN (NZ) Gwenda Markwell 32= 52.5kg 106
33 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 13= 52.5kg 110
34 STREAMA Guy Walter 13= 52.5kg 110
35 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney 32= 52.5kg 106
36 WOORIM Robert Heathcote 32= 52.5kg 106
37 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 135= 52kg 77
38 ACADEMUS Peter Snowden 120= 52kg 82
39 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen 105= 52kg 87
40 ALBRECHT Peter Snowden 96= 52kg 90
41 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker 120= 52kg 82
42 ALL LEGAL Kevin Moses 1 52kg 101
43 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray 52= 52kg 101
44 APPEARANCE Guy Walter 38= 52kg 105
45 ASHOKAN John O’Shea 126= 52kg 80
46 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes 96= 52kg 90
47 BAGMAN John O’Shea 52= 52kg 101
48 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes 150= 52kg 71
49 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 63= 52kg 98
50 BELLA ROSSIE Gary Portelli 169 52kg 65
51 BENNETTA Grahame Begg 63= 52kg 98
52 BLACKIE (NZ) Jarrod McLean 91= 52kg 92
53 BONNIE MAC (NZ) Michael Moroney 101= 52kg 89
54 BORN TO EXCEL Daniel Morton 144= 52kg 74
55 BRAVE SOUL Joseph Pride 138 52kg 76
56 BRITISH GENERAL Dan O’Sullivan 91= 52kg 92
57 BUGABOO (ARG) Grahame Begg 154= 52kg 70
58 CAINE MUTINY David Vandyke 177= 52kg 62
59 CALLANISH (NZ) Mick Price 59= 52kg 99
60 CHASE THE RAINBOW Rick Hore-Lacy 72= 52kg 97
61 CHATEAU MARGAUX Peter G Moody 78= 52kg 95
62 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon Corstens 38= 52kg 105
63 CROSS OF GOLD David Hayes 154= 52kg 70
64 DANY THE FOX (NZ) Mick Price 78= 52kg 95
65 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Bede Murray 78= 52kg 95
66 DARE TO DREAM (IRE) Bart Cummings 78= 52kg 95
67 DECEIVER Danny Williams 139= 52kg 75
68 DIADEME (NZ) Murray Baker 109= 52kg 85
69 DOCTOR DOOM Guy Walter 91= 52kg 92
70 ECLAIR SURPRISE Phillip Stokes 52= 52kg 101
71 EXIMIUS Mick Price 133= 52kg 78
72 EXPLOSIVE MISCHIEF Bart Cummings 180= 52kg 61
73 EYE THE WORLD David Hayes 170= 52kg 64
74 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith 87= 52kg 94
75 FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse 56= 52kg 100
76 FELIDEA Leon Corstens 154= 52kg 70
77 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin 50= 52kg 102
78 FLIGHT OF PEGASUS Scott Aspery 150= 52kg 71
79 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 63= 52kg 98
80 FORCE COMMAND Greg Eurell 150= 52kg 71
81 FUTURE SHOCK Bart Cummings 163= 52kg 67
82 GATEWOOD (GB) Chris Waller 45= 52kg 103
83 GERONTIUS David Hayes 183= 52kg 60
84 GOLDSTONE Bart Cummings 126= 52kg 80
85 GOOD VALUE Michael Kent 96= 52kg 90
86 GREAT GAME David Hayes 166= 52kg 66
87 HATHRAS (GB) Kris Lees 150= 52kg 71
88 HAVANA REY Bjorn Baker 63= 52kg 98
89 HEART TESTA Chris Waller 126= 52kg 80
90 HIGH SHOT (NZ) Michael Kent 170= 52kg 64
91 HONORIUS David Payne 130= 52kg 79
92 HOOD Guy Walter 101= 52kg 89
93 HOSTING Greg Eurell 154= 52kg 70
94 HOYLONNY Chris Waller 94= 52kg 91
95 INDIANAPOLIS Gai Waterhouse 144= 52kg 74
96 INSTINCTION Paul Messara 72= 52kg 97
97 IRISH NIP (NZ) Bart Cummings 187 52kg 56
98 ISOPACH John P Thompson 96= 52kg 90
99 JACQUINOT BAY Guy Walter 115= 52kg 84
100 JADE MARAUDER Chris Waller 105= 52kg 87
101 JETSET LAD (NZ) John Wheeler 78= 52kg 95
102 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 63= 52kg 98
103 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 38= 52kg 105
104 KINGDOMS (NZ) John O’Shea 163= 52kg 67
105 KOONOOMOO Rod Grantley 74= 52kg 96
106 LADY KIPLING (NZ) Murray Baker 43= 52kg 104
107 LADY PAGET Anthony Cummings 183= 52kg 60
108 LANDING Gai Waterhouse 115= 52kg 84
109 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea 59= 52kg 99
110 LIMES Peter Snowden 124= 52kg 81
111 LUNAR RISE Bart Cummings 96= 52kg 90
112 LUNAYIR (FR) Chris Waller 109= 52kg 85
113 MAHISARA Paul Messara 74= 52kg 96
114 MARTELLETTO Gary Portelli 185= 52kg 58
115 MONTON Ron Quinton 52= 52kg 101
116 MORE LEVERAGE Tim Martin 163= 52kg 67
117 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 63= 52kg 98
118 MOROCCO Anthony Cummings 177= 52kg 62
119 MOSSE DIVA David Hayes 124= 52kg 81
120 MURCIELAGA Michael Moroney 170= 52kg 64
121 NEW BEGINNING John P Thompson 109= 52kg 85
122 NICONOISE David Hayes 115= 52kg 84
123 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 133= 52kg 78
124 NOCTURNELLE Chris Waller 63= 52kg 98
125 NORZITA (NZ) Bart Cummings 38= 52kg 105
126 NOW YOU KNOW (NZ) Danny O’Brien 130= 52kg 79
127 OUR HAND OF FAITH Anthony Cummings 135= 52kg 77
128 OUR MISS JONES (NZ) Michael Kent 120= 52kg 82
129 PAGO ROCK David Hayes 87= 52kg 94
130 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson 109= 52kg 85
131 PEAR TART John P Thompson 38= 52kg 105
132 PEPPERWOOD Liam Birchley 103= 52kg 88
133 PHILIPPI Michael Kent 115= 52kg 84
134 PINEAPPLE Sean McCormick 170= 52kg 64
135 PIRATE BAY (GB) Kris Lees 119 52kg 83
136 PLASTIC FANTASTIC Anthony Cummings 170= 52kg 64
137 POPLIN (GB) Michael Moroney 158= 52kg 68
138 PRAIRIE STAR (FR) Danny O’Brien 45= 52kg 103
139 PRINCE RAHY Joseph Pride 175= 52kg 63
140 PRINSENGRACHT Anthony Cummings 166= 52kg 66
141 PROISIR Gai Waterhouse 56= 52kg 100
142 PROVERB Peter Snowden 109= 52kg 85
143 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli 50= 52kg 102
144 ROCK PRINCESS Chris Hyland 126= 52kg 80
145 ROYAL AMATI David Hayes 177= 52kg 62
146 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 147= 52kg 73
147 RUBENS Michael Kent 185= 52kg 58
148 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller 74= 52kg 96
149 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller 63= 52kg 98
150 SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle 105= 52kg 87
151 SCRIPTURE Bart Cummings 188 52kg 53
152 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington 78= 52kg 95
153 SHANGHAI WARRIOR Pat Hyland 78= 52kg 95
154 SHAWANO Anthony Cummings 180= 52kg 61
155 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 78= 52kg 95
156 SINGLE Craig Carmody 74= 52kg 96
157 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 43= 52kg 104
158 SO SYMBOLIC Gai Waterhouse 139= 52kg 75
159 SOLEDAD Peter Snowden 103= 52kg 88
160 SPECKIE David Hayes 158= 52kg 68
161 SPINNING DANCER (NZ) Bruce Wallace 158= 52kg 68
162 SPIRIT SONG Aaron Purcell 45= 52kg 103
163 STAND STRONG Bart Cummings 158= 52kg 68
164 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett 56= 52kg 100
165 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff 90 52kg 93
166 STOUT HEARTED (USA) Chris Waller 59= 52kg 99
167 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 87= 52kg 94
168 STUDIO (USA) Chris Waller 135= 52kg 77
169 SWIFT JUDGEMENT Bart Cummings 147= 52kg 73
170 TATRA Peter Snowden 78= 52kg 95
171 THAT’S THE WAY (NZ) Michael Moroney 166= 52kg 66
172 THE WHITE HOPE Matthew Dunn 149 52kg 72
173 THUNDERBIRD ONE (NZ) Murray Baker 139= 52kg 75
174 TOUGHER THAN EVER (NZ) Chris Waller 63= 52kg 98
175 TRANSPORTER John P Thompson 120= 52kg 82
176 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller 45= 52kg 103
177 TROPHIES John P Thompson 158= 52kg 68
178 UNDER THE SUN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 105= 52kg 87
179 UPSHOT Joseph Pride 130= 52kg 79
180 WAHLBERG (NZ) John O’Shea 175= 52kg 63
181 WAR CHARM Danny Williams 139= 52kg 75
182 WHATEVS Grahame Begg 180= 52kg 61
183 WHY NOT (GER) David Hayes 109= 52kg 85
184 WILLY JIMMY Guy Walter 59= 52kg 99
185 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes 139= 52kg 75
186 XANADU (NZ) Ken Kelso 45= 52kg 103
187 XAVI (NZ) Danny O’Brien 144= 52kg 74
188 ZABISCO (NZ) Michael Moroney 94= 52kg 91