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28 March 2017
Le Romain Le Romain

Kris Lees is in relatively unfamiliar territory as he rejoins the list of trainers striving to snap Chris Waller's recent domination of the Doncaster Mile.

Lees is no stranger to trailing Waller's runners, most recently Winx, but with the super mare not defending the $3 million focal point of Saturday's opening day of The Championships at Randwick, the Newcastle trainer has reason to be confident ahead of a rare involvement with a handicap first held in 1866.

Although Waller, who has prepared every Doncaster Mile winner since Sacred Falls triumphed in 2013, has four contenders vying to give him a record-equalling seventh victory, it is Lees who has the $6 favourite, Le Romain.

It is only the second time Lees has had runners in the Doncaster and denying Waller the opportunity to join Gai Waterhouse as the Doncaster Mile's most successful trainer appeals on family grounds.

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