CHAMPION gelding Humidor heads into Saturday’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) as our best betting play of the race.
the Darren Weir-trained Group 1 winner drew perfectly in the Mile after being allotted barrier four and is fresh off a commanding win in the Blamey Stakes back in March.
In what is looming as a wide-open affair heading into Saturday, Humidor is one of only four runners that are currently in single figures for the race, but at the $8 quote via Sportsbet, the 2017 Australian Cup winner is the least-favoured of the quartet.
Here’s the reasons why Humidor will be the 2018 Doncaster Mile winner.
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The blinkers are added: This is a decisive reason as to why we believe Humidor can be good enough to deliver on day one of The Championships. The horse resumed in brilliant fashion in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington in March after being patiently ridden at the back of the field without any head-gear.
Trainer Darren Weir held off on applying the blinkers in that race, and we believe it was to save the gear change for Saturday’s feature. Humidor has excelled with the blinkers in the past, most notably when he only narrowly went down to Winx in the 2017 Cox Plate.
Humidor is multiple a G1 winner: In a star-studded field having a win at the highest level is imperative, which is why Humidor’s Australian Cup and Makybe Diva Stakes win is a big tick in his favour. Most notable of those G1 wins is the Makybe Diva Stakes success, which is run over the 1600m distance.
Proven top-tier helps us believe that the market is sleeping on Humidor.
The weather should suit: While not being a designated dry or wet tracker, his previous form suggests that Humidor will enjoy the projected forecast of 29C heading into Saturday. While The Weir runner is making his Randwick debut, the five-year-old loves a good track, winning four times and placing a further four times across 14 attempts.
If the track presents as it should on Saturday there will be nothing holding Humidor back.
We’ve given you three rock-solid reasons as to why Humidor will be a major player in the Doncaster Mile, so all that’s left is to make your investments.