Teas Vase nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Dilmah Exceptional Teas Vase. The Dilmah Exceptional Teas Vase will be run on Saturday 24th October at Moonee Valley racecourse.

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Race 5 – Dilmah Exceptional Teas Vase (2040 METRES)
Of $200,000.1st $120,000, 2nd $36,000, 3rd $18,000, 4th $9,000, 5th $5,000, 6th $4,000, 7th $4,000, 8th $4,000 GROUP 2
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.

Field Limit: 14 + 4 EM


Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 9×8548 ASSERTIVE STAR C 3 Byron Cozamanis 61
2 0x782 BATTLE ZONE (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney 59
3 571 BULLISH STOCK (NZ) G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4 544×0541 CARDOSO G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 60
5 85 COLLER BAY G 3 Mick Price 52
6 05×1100 EXTRA CHOICE (NZ) G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
7 814 HIERARCHAL C 3 Anthony Cummings 70
8 2341×332 JAMEKA F 3 Ciaron Maher 96
9 0x1160 KENTUCKY FLYER C 3 Robbie Laing 69
10 51×1880 LAST BULLET C 3 John Hyam 73
11 22×080 LAZUMBA F 3 Steve Richards 65
12 1141×254 PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 Peter G Moody 96
13 0x83174 PAY UP BRO G 3 John Moloney 64
14 23×176 RAGNAAR (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 64
15 234200 RED ALTO G 3 Brent Stanley 61
16 7x112x096 SAGARONNE F 3 Toby Edmonds 76
17 x96x021379 SCADDEN’S RUN G 3 Frankie Stockdale 62
18 321×1720 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea 80
19 1714 SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
20 5221 TALLY C 3 John O’Shea 62
21 3117 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 72


Clarry Conners’ three VRC Oaks winners have been vastly more experienced than Dawnie Perfect but that hasn’t lessened the trainer’s enthusiasm for the filly.

Dawnie Perfect went into Saturday’s Ethereal Stakes at Caulfield a maiden and came out of it a Group Three winner and the second favourite for the Oaks (2500m) on November 5.

Conners watched the race from Randwick where two-year-old Bliss Point was unplaced in the Victory Vein Plate.

“I always knew she would be better once she got up to 2000 metres and I think she will be even better on the big track at Flemington,” Conners said.

“The plan is to go to the Wakeful Stakes and then the Oaks five days later.

“That has worked in the past and seems to the best formula.”

Conners trains Dawnie Perfect for John Singleton, the owner of 2013 VRC Oaks winner Dear Demi.

Singleton bred his latest Oaks contender from his mare, 2003 Queensland Oaks winner Zagalia who was also trained by Conners.

Dawnie Perfect is by Big Brown, the 2008 Kentucky Derby winner who stood four seasons at Vinery Stud.

Arborea, who won the Oaks in 1993, was already a Group One winner of the Thousand Guineas when she ran in the Wakeful while in 1988 Research had won the Flight Stakes before running in the Group Two lead-up.

Dear Demi had been placed in the Flight and the Thousand Guineas before her fourth in the Wakeful.

Conners’s trainer son Mark went to Melbourne to look after Dawnie Perfect and his own Oaks hope Princess Aria who got into the Ethereal as an emergency and finished a creditable fifth.

Princess Aria is still a maiden and would have to earn some more prize money to make the Oaks field.

Princess Aria is a $51 chance in the Oaks while Dawnie Perfect is in to $7 behind Sacred Eye who firmed to $3.50 with her win in Saturday’s Caulfield Classic.

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