View the nominations for the 2016 Australasian Oaks. The Australasian Oaks will be run on Saturday 7th May at Morphettville racecourse.
|1||ABBEY MARIE||F||3||Michael Kent|
|2||ANGEL EIGHT||F||3||Wendy Kelly|
|6||BELUGA BLUE||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|7||BENGAL CAT||F||3||John Sadler|
|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|
|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|
|18||LAHQA||F||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|20||MISS COOPER||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|21||MOROVA MISS||F||3||Jim Conlan|
|23||NEW CELEBRE||F||3||Grant & Peter Dalziel|
|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.