Donald free racing tips & quaddie picks | Donald Cup Day 2023

Donald racing tips

What Donald Races
Where Donald Racecourse – 990 Jeffcott Rd, Donald VIC 3480
When Sunday, November 19, 2023
First Race 1:30pm AEDT

Donald Racecourse is set to host a competitive eight-race meeting on Sunday afternoon for Donald Cup Day. A perfect spring day is forecast for Donald, and despite the track coming up a Soft 5 at the time of acceptances, we expect to be racing on a Good 4 come race day. The rail will stick in the true position for the club’s marquee day, beginning at 1:30pm AEDT. Here are our free Donald race tips for November 19, 2023.

Donald Cup Top Tip: Crackerjack Prince

The Archie Alexander-trained Crackerjack Prince will be looking to go one better in the Donald Cup following a runner-up effort in the Ballan Cup at Geelong on November 11. The six-year-old gelding was a nice winner of the Avoca Cup two runs back over 1860m, so the 1620m on Sunday will be no issue for the son of Crackerjack King. Thomas Stockdale will have this bloke settled towards the rear of the field, but with a strong finishing burst under his bonnet, Crackerjack Prince should prove too good for his rivals in the Donald Cup.

Donald Cup

Race 6 – Silks#1 Crackerjack Prince (7)

6yo Gelding | T: Archie Alexander | J: Daniel Stackhouse (58kg)

+220 with Bet365

Best Bet at Donald: Champagne Sharon

Champagne Sharon was the best of the beaten bunch behind Mr Mojo Risin’ at Moonee Valley on November 3, and as she steps back to country-level racing, she looks hard to go past. The All Too Hard mare was hitting the line nicely over 1519m, and despite being beat 1.75 lengths, she still put a length on the runner back in third. From barrier 11, we expect Jordan Childs to settle Champagne Sharon in a forward position. There does not look to be too much early speed in the race, so if the pair can grab a cheap sectional or two, Champagne Sharon should have too much in reserve.

Best Bet

Race 7 – Silks#8 Champagne Sharon (11)

4yo Mare | T: Symon Wilde | J: Jordan Childs (57kg)

+200 with Betfair

Next Best at Donald: Kodiak Bear

We will be hoping the Symon Wilde and Jordan Childs combination can have a fruitful day as they partner up with Kodiak Bear. The four-year-old gelding produced a thunderous finish on debut at Mortlake on November 4, when beaten by the barest of margins. The straight at Donald should suit the son of Tosen Stardom perfectly, as he will be able to build through his gears. The step up to 2200m looks ideal, with Apache Prince and Sardonian set to make this a genuinely run affair, and if Kodiak Bear can produce a similar turn of foot, they simply will not be able to hold him out.

Next Best

Race 3 – Silks#3 Kodiak Bear (9)

4yo Gelding | T: Symon Wilde | J: Jordan Childs (59.5kg)

+150 with Dabble

Sunday quaddie tips for Donald races

Donald quadrella selections

Sunday, November 19, 2023

  1. 3-4-6-7-8-9
  2. 1-6
  3. 2-8
  4. 1-2-4-5-9-10-11

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