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 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
19×8548ASSERTIVE STARC3Byron Cozamanis61
20x782BATTLE ZONE (NZ)C3Michael Moroney59
3571BULLISH STOCK (NZ)G3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4544×0541CARDOSOG3Leon & Troy Corstens60
585COLLER BAYG3Mick Price52
605×1100EXTRA CHOICE (NZ)G3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
7814HIERARCHALC3Anthony Cummings70
82341×332JAMEKAF3Ciaron Maher96
90x1160KENTUCKY FLYERC3Robbie Laing69
1051×1880LAST BULLETC3John Hyam73
1122×080LAZUMBAF3Steve Richards65
121141×254PASADENA GIRL (NZ)F3Peter G Moody96
130x83174PAY UP BROG3John Moloney64
1423×176RAGNAAR (NZ)G3Lee & Anthony Freedman64
15234200RED ALTOG3Brent Stanley61
167x112x096SAGARONNEF3Toby Edmonds76
17x96x021379SCADDEN’S RUNG3Frankie Stockdale62
18321×1720SHARDSC3John O’Shea80
191714SOVEREIGN NATIONC3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
205221TALLYC3John O’Shea62
213117TARZINO (NZ)C3Mick Price72


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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