Egg Tart flew home in the concluding stages to record an impressive victory in a truly memorable edition of the 2017 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville this afternoon.
The Australasian Oaks was billed as a battle between Chris Waller (Egg Tart) and Darren Weir (Kenedna) and it proved to be just that, but not before a memorable cameo from Danny Laws-trained Tiffany’s Lass.
Katelyn Mallyon took up the running on Tiffany’s Lass and at the 200 metre mark it looked as though a repeat of Lasqueti Spirit’s Crown Oaks victory may have been on the cards.
Sadly for connections it was not to be and it was left for Kenedna and Egg Tart to fight out a truly epic finish.
John Allen saved plenty of ground on Kenedna in the Australasian Oaks and that looked as though it would be the difference when she hit the front at the 100 metre mark, but Kerrin McEvoy got it perfectly right on Egg Tart and her superior turn-of-foot enabled her to hit the front in the shadows of the post.
The exciting thing for punters is that we could be treated to a rematch at Eagle Farm on May 3 as both Egg Tart and Kenedna have been included in the nominations for the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m).
Ana Royale was unwanted by punters in the lead-up to the Australasian Oaks, but she hit the line in impressive fashion for third and she is another horse that could head north for the Queensland Oaks.