Forbidden Love draws wide in Doncaster Mile

Nic Ashman Nic Ashman

Doncaster Mile favourite Forbidden Love has drawn gate 14 as the final field and barrier draw was conducted on Tuesday morning.

Forbidden Love has been in rare form chalking up Group 1 weight-for-age victories at her past two runs in the Canterbury and George Ryder Stakes.

A fast run 1600m still remains a slight query for the Freedman-trained filly but she gets the services of premier jockey Jamie Kah and has the luxury of 50kg for Saturday’s $3million feature.

Last year’s winner Cascadian will start from barrier 18 with James McDonald in the saddle. Cascadian is looking to become the first horse since Sacred Falls in 2014 to win back to back Doncaster’s. The James Cummings-trained galloper only rises 3kg on what he carried in 2021.

US import Lighthouse won the Coolmore Classic and has gate 23 with Damian Lane set to partner the Maher-Eustace galloper.

WA mare Kissonallforcheeks drew well in barrier seven with Golden Eagle winner I’m Thunderstruck next to her in barrier eight.

2022 Doncaster Mile Field & Barrier Draw

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings James McDonald 18 56kg
2 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 8 55.5kg
3 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 22 54kg
4 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 5 53.5kg
5 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 23 53kg
6 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 4 53kg
7 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 6 52kg
8 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien William Pike 19 51.5kg
9 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller 11 51.5kg
10 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup 9 51.5kg
11 SKY LAB Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 51.5kg
12 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Ms Alysha Collett 7 51kg
13 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham Robbie Dolan 2 51kg
14 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan 16 50.5kg
15 BRUTALITY Joseph Pride Jay Ford 17 50.5kg
16 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 14 50kg
17 JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 10 50kg
18 KIKU Chris Waller Ms Linda Meech 20 50kg
19 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 21 50kg
20 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 3 49.5kg
21e BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Teodore Nugent (a) 15 50kg
22e KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 12 50kg
23e IRONCLAD (GB) Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 24 50kg