2020 San Domenico Stakes Day Preview

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Fri 28th August 2020

Most eyes will be on Caulfield with a big 2020 Memsie Stakes Day card, but Sydney also boasts three Group races, headlined by a hot 2020 San Domenico Stakes. Let’s take a look at the feature races at Rosehill.

Race 5 – 2020 San Domenico Stakes (1100m)

A small but select field here, with four leading chances in the market; Mamaragan (1) at $4.40, Doubtland (2) at $4.20, Anders (3) at $3.80, and Peltzer (5) at $3.70.

Strong cases can be made for all of these runners, reflected by their similarity in the market.

Mamaragan (1) is the one I’d be willing to take on first up over the 1100m. His form is outstanding from his two-year-old campaign, but I think he is at his best over further, and he may give them too many lengths from the wide gate.

Doubtland (2) is a potential star and resumes here after his demolition job in the Kindergarten Stakes. He may also be better over longer, and it will be interesting to see if the Hawkes stable plots a Caulfield Guineas route for this galloper, to keep him away from stablemate North Pacific.

Anders (3) turned heads in The Rosebud, leading all the way and looks a very good chance to do that again if he can cross Peltzer (5), who will also be looking to contest the lead.

Anders (3) and Peltzer (5) look like they’ll be laying it down all the way, possibly allowing Doubtland (2) to swoop in behind them if they’re getting off the fence on the day.

Watch: Doubtland make a mess of them in the Kindergarten Stakes.

Race 6 – 2020 Ming Dynasty Stakes

Another Group 3 with some talented three-year-olds going around, with Overlord (4) looking the best of them.

He has had some luckless runs behind some very talented gallopers, including Rothfire in the JJ Atkins, and Peltzer on two occasions in the autumn. He looks the class runner here and will be tough to beat for the rock solid Waller/J Mac combination.

Race 8 – Premiers Cup

This one looks like one way traffic, with Mugatoo (3) the clear pick. He was super impressive when winning the Winter Challenge here five weeks ago, and looks more than capable of adding another win to his tally, and will enjoy the rise in trip.

Stablemate Mustajeer (2) and Chris Waller’s Carzoff (6) look like nice options for those wanting to get stuck into exotics.

Watch: Mugatoo’s impressive win in the Winter Challenge.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.