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.

1ABBEY MARIEF3Michael Kent
5BELIEVEF3Anthony Cummings
6BELUGA BLUESABOIS Bonus SchemeF3Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
7BENGAL CATF3John Sadler
9BO BARDIF3Lee & Shannon Hope
10CAMARI (NZ)F3James Cummings
11C’EST BEAU LA VIEF3Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
12CHABAUD (NZ)F3Robert Smerdon
13COMPRENDEF3Phillip Stokes
14CONCUBINEF3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
15FAIR ISLE (NZ)F3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
16JACQUI’S JOY (NZ)F3Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton
17KILTSF3Pat Carey
18LAHQAF3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
19LOPARTEGAF3Doug Harrison
20MISS COOPERF3Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
22MYSTICF3John O’Shea
23NEW CELEBREF3Grant & Peter Dalziel
24OPTIMIZEF3Richard Jolly
25PASADENA GIRL (NZ)F3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
26RIVERINA BELLAF3John & Chris Ledger
27SACRED EYEF3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
28SHE’S GOT SPEEDF3Danny O’Brien
30STREET SPUNF3David Brideoake
31TAVI BAY (NZ)F3Henry Dwyer
32VANDANCER (NZ)F3Michael Moroney
33WHIRLPOOLF3Peter 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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