Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia has been cleared to run in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben.
Aloisia was shipped off to Brisbane via Melbourne after running sixth to Sopressa in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Oaks (Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville on May 5 but arrived in Queensland with a touch of travel sickness.
Trainer Ciaron Maher had Alosia straight to the vet’s for treatment and is satisfied the Group 1 winning filly has fully recovered and will be fit to take her place in the last fillies’ classic for the season.
“She had a bit of an upset tummy when she got off the flight from Melbourne,” Maher told RSN927.
“We took her in (to the vets) for precaution. She had some fluids and she was out the next day.”
Maher gave Aloisia a solid workout at the Sunshine Coast this morning and gave her the tick of approval to try and collect an Oaks trophy on the weekend.
“She worked well,” Maher said.
“She quickened up over the last three (600m) and worked quite well.”
Aloisia will be lining up for the sixth time this preparation but Maher said that the filly is in great shape at her fourth attempt to win an Oaks Trophy.
“She’s going great but she’s had no luck in running and some terrible draws,” Maher said.
“Last start she ended up being forward from a wide alley and then got shuffled all the way back to last and then her sectionals were outstanding.
“The horse is going great, she just needs an ounce of luck.”
“She’s been up a while but she doesn’t need a lot of work and her runs have been spaced.
“She is in good order and hopefully she can draw a gate this weekend and get a bit of luck.”
Aloisia showed her class with a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival but has been unplaced in three Oaks since, including a sixth in the Group 1 $1m Kennedy Oaks (2500m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Aloisia kicked off her Autumn Carnival campaign with a first up fifth in the Group 3 $150,000 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington and at her fourth run in finished seventh to Unforgotten in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on day two of The Championships on April 14 before heading to Morphettville in Adelaide.
Pre-post markets for the 2018 Queensland Oaks at Ladbrokes.com.au have Aloisia on the third line of betting at $7 behind the Chris Waller stablemates Youngstar at $2.70 and Another Dollar at $4.60.
Early betting for the 2018 Queensland Oaks at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.70 Youngstar, $4.60 Another Dollar, $7 Aloisia, $8.50 Savacool, $11 Coral Coast, Sheezdashing, $13 Terra Sancta, $15 Play That Song, $17 Tinkermosa, $21 Highway, $34 Miss Shanti, Twilighter, $51 She’s Reliable, $61 Impulsive, Saint Katarina, $81 Protest, $101 Via Veneto, $251 Delaney’s Desire, She Salutes.