Australasian Oaks nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Australasian Oaks. The Australasian Oaks will be run on Saturday 7th May at Morphettville racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ABBEY MARIE F 3 Michael Kent
2 ANGEL EIGHT F 3 Wendy Kelly
3 ARTESIAN F 3 John O’Shea
4 ASINARA F 3 John O’Shea
5 BELIEVE F 3 Anthony Cummings
6 BELUGA BLUESABOIS Bonus Scheme F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
7 BENGAL CAT F 3 John Sadler
8 BIANAJEUNEY F 3 Saab Hasan
9 BO BARDI F 3 Lee & Shannon Hope
10 CAMARI (NZ) F 3 James Cummings
11 C’EST BEAU LA VIE F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
12 CHABAUD (NZ) F 3 Robert Smerdon
13 COMPRENDE F 3 Phillip Stokes
14 CONCUBINE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
15 FAIR ISLE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
16 JACQUI’S JOY (NZ) F 3 Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton
17 KILTS F 3 Pat Carey
18 LAHQA F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
19 LOPARTEGA F 3 Doug Harrison
20 MISS COOPER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
21 MOROVA MISS F 3 Jim Conlan
22 MYSTIC F 3 John O’Shea
23 NEW CELEBRE F 3 Grant & Peter Dalziel
24 OPTIMIZE F 3 Richard Jolly
25 PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
26 RIVERINA BELLA F 3 John & Chris Ledger
27 SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
28 SHE’S GOT SPEED F 3 Danny O’Brien
29 SILENT SEDITION F 3 Andrew Noblet
30 STREET SPUN F 3 David Brideoake
31 TAVI BAY (NZ) F 3 Henry Dwyer
32 VANDANCER (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
33 WHIRLPOOL F 3 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison


Minding has led in an Aidan O’Brien-trained trifecta in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Her win on Sunday came 24 hours after the disappointment of stablemate Air Force Blue’s failure as the odds-on favourite in the 2000 Guineas for colts.

Long admired by all those involved with her, including jockey Ryan Moore, Minding did not disappoint as she trounced the opposition, just as she did in the Fillies’ Mile on her final run as a two-year-old in October.

Moore made the decision to position the 11-10 favourite just off the early pace set by Lumiere.

As Lumiere weakened rapidly approaching the final quarter of a mile (400m), Moore made use of Minding’s potent turn of foot to forge to what was to become an unassailable advantage.

Minding drew clear for a 3-1/2 victory from Ballydoyle, with Alice Springs a further half a length away as O’Brien bagged his 250th Group One winner.

“She’s exciting, really,” O’Brien said.

“Ryan was very confident as he knew she would get the trip.

“We know she handles more cut in the ground than that, which is great. She’s not ground dependent.

Although she was cut into even-money for the Oaks with William Hill and RaceBets – and 4-5 for the same race with both Ladbrokes and Paddy Power – she was also handed an intriguing quote of 5-2 favourite ‘with a run’ for the Derby by both Hills and Ladbrokes.

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