Some of the season’s best three-year-old fillies are set to descend on Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 3rd following the release of eighty-five 2017 Queensland Oaks nominations this morning.
Kenedna, Harlow Gold and Egg Tart are prominent in betting for Saturday’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville and all remain on track for a trip to Brisbane after being included in 2017 Queensland Oaks nominations.
Kenedna has been a strong and consistent performer for Darren Weir through her entire racing career so far, but has undoubtedly found her best for yet through a glittering 2017 campaign.
Running on to claim a smart win in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) on February 18th, the Not A Single Doubt filly ran a credible third in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) second-up and has since posted consecutive wins in the Listed Laelia Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m).
Harlow Gold has shown plenty of ability throughout her entire racing career so far and could very well be faced with her best chance of a maiden win at the highest level in the 2017 Queensland Oaks.
Ending a smart 2016 preparation second behind Lasqueti Spirit in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), the Tavistock filly returned to the races this year for a smart third in The Vanity before attacking the line for fourth in the talent-rich Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m).
Progressing to third in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m), Harlow Gold was last seen running fourth in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) on Day 2 of The Championships.
Egg Tart is yet to be test in black type company, but the filly is more than worthy of a position in Queensland Oaks nominations and her ability is sure to be more obvious following this weekend’s Australasian Oaks.
Returned to the paddock after she won the TAB Rewards Maiden (1550m) at Canterbury on November 30th, the Sebring filly is yet to taste anything but success this time in; winning each of her three starts including the Auckland Racing Club Trophy (1600m) by three lengths at Flemington on April 25th.
The likes of Sebring Dream and Smart As You Think have also been included in 2017 Queensland Oaks nominations.
Sebring Dream has returned to racing a far-more furnished horse in 2017 and has found excellent form leading into the Brisbane winter.
Running third in the Group 3 Alexandra Stakes (1600m) on March 24th, the Sebring filly placed a credible fourth in the Buyaracehorse.com.au Handicap (1600m) before placing third in the Auraria Stakes at her most-recent appearance.
Smart As You Think was severely hampered and checked before finishing seventh in the Vinery Stud Stakes on March 25th and could very well have been in the winner’s stall with better luck.
Having run on well for sixth in the Auraria Stakes last time out, the So You Think filly’s chance in the Queensland Oaks could hinge on how well she performs in the Australasian Oaks on Saturday.
2017 Queensland Oaks Nominations
|2||3529×19305||ABOVE AUTHORITY||F||3||Darren Weir|
|3||2×542185||ALLEZ BIEN (NZ)||F||3||Bjorn Baker|
|4||528×33108||ALMALITA||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|5||589×317223||ANA ROYALE||F||3||Stuart Webb|
|6||9x7x3631||ANNATA LADY||F||3||Luke Oliver|
|7||4||ARSON ANNIE||F||3||Billy & Dale Healey|
|8||45510||ATOMIC KITTEN||F||3||Brent Stanley|
|9||7x6223x478||AUDACIOUS CHOICE||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|10||8x634x||AURORA ROSE||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|11||3L186||BAYSA (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller|
|12||x831119x53||BENFICA PRINCESS||F||3||Kelly Doughty|
|13||3×9571||BLANCO CARA (NZ)||F||3||John P Thompson|
|14||5844×788||BOUCHARD (NZ)||F||3||Rochelle Smith|
|16||24227×371||CLEVER BLAZE||F||3||Bevan Laming|
|17||87×23||COLORADO MISS||F||3||John Sargent|
|18||3214×034||CROSS STITCH (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller|
|19||51116x||DAWN WALL||F||3||Chris Waller|
|20||431×111||EGG TART||F||3||Chris Waller|
|21||40×934||EMMA JANE||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|22||723342×218||FAIRY DANCER||F||3||Les Ross|
|24||66338||GIOVANE AMORE||F||3||Barry Baldwin|
|26||11562×3434||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|27||1||HELLO BEAUTY (NZ)||F||3||Gerald Ryan|
|28||7343×60325||HOLD ALL TICKETS||F||3||Scott Aspery|
|30||16611×3241||ISN’T SHE ELEGANT (NZ)||F||3||Ben Currie|
|31||118x||JOLIE’S PEARL||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|32||94332||JUST BUTE||F||3||Rodney Ollerton|
|35||25952552||L’AMOUR DE MA VIE||F||3||Darren Weir|
|36||5×9027||LIBERTY PRIDE||F||3||Kris Lees|
|37||02×3231||LILYMORN (NZ)||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|38||42310×63||LIPSTICK LOVER||F||3||Tony Gollan|
|40||216||MAKFI LASS||F||3||Brett Cavanough|
|41||9x08x4321||MANHATTAN VIXEN||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|42||42×1||MIA ROSA||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|44||233325||MILLIE THE MISSILE||F||3||Luke Oliver|
|45||x133121x05||MISS BALLANTINE||F||3||Chris Waller|
|46||0x14x29||MISS MISSILE||F||3||Billy & Dale Healey|
|47||34×5||MISS NELLIE||F||3||Gregory Mcfarlane|
|48||936×14625||MISS STRATHALLAN||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|50||62105||MULL OVER||F||3||James Cummings|
|52||31x||NATCHWHALI (NZ)||F||3||Tim Martin|
|53||562×418424||NORDIC SHOW||F||3||Mel Eggleston|
|54||43x451x311||OKLAHOMA GIRL||F||3||Chris Waller|
|55||x994818032||PARTHESIA (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir|
|56||–||PENNY STAR||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|57||x358181146||PERILOUS LOVE||F||3||Scott Morrisey|
|58||0x7||POUR MOI ANOTHER (NZ)||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|60||9×1||REAL FUN (NZ)||F||3||Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs|
|61||3||REGINE (IRE)||F||3||John Sargent|
|62||65×32109||ROCK GISELLE||F||3||Lee & Anthony Freedman|
|63||362926×533||ROYAL STAMP||F||3||Marc Conners|
|64||22513×31||SAVVAN (NZ)||F||3||James Cummings|
|65||6520×18343||SEBRING DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|66||6x911x714||SEDANZER||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|67||6393221×42||SHARP SPEEDO||F||3||Chris Anderson|
|68||35×4321||SHIELD WALL (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller|
|69||x426173x94||SHUDA KNOWN BETTER||F||3||Brian Smith|
|70||24×16133||SIREN’S FURY||F||3||Jason Coyle|
|71||52316×5776||SMART AS YOU THINK||F||3||John McArdle|
|72||010×55||SO DISTINCT||F||3||Robbie Griffiths|
|73||87×342||SO SPLENDID (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller|
|75||48×316||SWEET ADALINE||F||3||Chris Waller|
|76||2×2113||THE PINNACLE||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|77||2×5010||UBER COUGAR (NZ)||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|81||0x21||VOLER POUR MOI (NZ)||F||3||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott|
|82||2×5717||WAKING MOMENT||F||3||John P Thompson|
|83||1x2426x31||WILD AVA||F||3||Marc Conners|
|84||610×222022||WITH A BIT OF DASH||F||3||Chris Bieg|
|85||745311||YOUNG HOSTESS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|