Harlow Gold heads Lindsay Park’s 2017 Schweppes Oaks nominations

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.

The Darren Weir trained Kenedna, above, is among the nominations for the Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Darren Weir trained Kenedna, above, is among the nominations for the Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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
8 9×81431311 KENEDNA F 3 Darren Weir 88
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
12 41×5257556 NIPPERKIN F 3 Barry Brook 60
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
21 0x341x4379 SPARKLE F 3 Heath Conners 62
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

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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