Tough staying filly Harlow Gold heads up Lindsay Park’s nominations for the Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes Oaks (registered as Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville on May 6.
As well as Harlow Gold, the Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig also have Domesticated and Sebring Dream among the twenty-eight Schweppes Oaks nominations.
The Schweppes Oaks will be the third Oaks Harlow Gold will contest after finishing second to Lasqueti Spirit in the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington during the 2016 Melbourne Spring carnival and then running fourth to Bonneval in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival.
Sebring Dream and Domesticated are both coming of a last start run in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville last Saturday, finishing third and fourteenth to the Darren Weir trained Kenedna.
Kenedna is the sole nomination for the Weir stable for the Schweppes Oaks and will be facing off again with the Lindsay Park fillies.
Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has two entries for the Schweppes Oaks, last start winners Egg Tart and Oklahoma Girl who will be stepping up sharply in class.
Egg Tart has worked her way up through the grades with a hat trick of wins, her latest effort being a two and three quarter lengths win in a 1600m three year old Handicap at Flemington on April 25 while Oklahoma Girl is the winner of her last two starts in restricted grade over 1600m at Warwick Farm and Randwick.
The Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained Sword Of Light is another filly racing in winning form with wins at her last two starts at Caulfield in a 1600m three year old Handicap and in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Reef (1600m) last Saturday.
Trainer Danny O’Brien has also nominated last start winners Toffee Nose and Winkelmann.
Early market order for the Schweppes Oaks at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.50 Kenedna, $4.50 Egg Tart, $5 Toffee Nose, $9 Sword Of Light, $11 Harlow Gold, Savvy Dreams, $13 Pretty Pink, Sebring Dream, $15 Smart As You Think, $17 Ana Royale, Oklahoma Girl, Sedanzer, $21 Ceylon, Domesticated, Lilymorn, Winkelmann, With A Bit Of Dash, $26 or better the rest.
Nominations for the 2017 Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m)
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||589×317223||ANA ROYALE||F||3||Stuart Webb||68|
|2||45510||ATOMIC KITTEN||F||3||Brent Stanley||60|
|3||2131×7923||CEYLON (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||66|
|4||321827130||DOMESTICATED||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||67|
|5||431×111||EGG TART||F||3||Chris Waller||78|
|6||11562×3434||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||94|
|7||788×210930||JUST VICTORIA||F||3||Cheryl Roberts||58|
|9||02×3231||LILYMORN (NZ)||F||3||Michael Moroney||63|
|10||435149×700||MOQUEEN||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||71|
|11||43x5438x19||NINA PEAK||F||3||Robbie Laing||61|
|13||43x451x311||OKLAHOMA GIRL||F||3||Chris Waller||76|
|14||21135×7347||PRETTY PUNK||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||73|
|15||154230||SAVVY DREAMS (NZ)||F||3||Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen||–|
|16||6520×18343||SEBRING DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||76|
|17||6x911x714||SEDANZER||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||73|
|18||25x87x152||SHENANDOAH (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||62|
|19||52316×5776||SMART AS YOU THINK||F||3||John McArdle||79|
|20||4213×25185||SOMETHING MORE||F||3||Jon O’connor||72|
|22||0424113286||STAR PATRIOT||F||3||Todd Balfour||64|
|23||3045×34211||SWORD OF LIGHT||F||3||Mathew Ellerton||84|
|24||44122×68||TIFFANY’S LASS||F||3||Danny Laws||65|
|25||9444×13231||TOFFEE NOSE||F||3||Danny O’Brien||75|
|26||41||WHITE LADY||F||3||Mick Price||62|
|27||6×5141||WINKELMANN (NZ)||F||3||Danny O’Brien||66|
|28||610×222022||WITH A BIT OF DASH||F||3||Chris Bieg||74|