Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (Moonee Valley Oaks)

  • Date: Saturday October 22, 2016
  • Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • Race Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3yo Fillies, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (Moonee Valley Oaks) News

Nurse Kitchen Rockets Home In Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

Nurse Kitchen Rockets Home In Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

Nurse Kitchen upstaged Sezanne and I Am A Star to record an upset victory in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic this afternoon.

Nurse Kitchen looked as though she was going to hit the line fairly for a nice third – as Sezanne stormed down the outside and looked the winner – but she absolutely rocketed …

The 2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, also known as the Moonee Valley Oaks, is a Group 2 contest held annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. The boutique venue is a real favourite for fans as it hosts a popular Friday night race series under lights, the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic falling into this schedule.

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It is a race specifically for three year old fillies and is worth $200,000 in prize money. Fillies contesting the Moonee Valley Oaks will run across a 1600m course and are weighted at a set level.

In 2010 it received a distance upgrade over 100m from the former 1500m trek.

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is a handy little race and one which many fillies stop off at on the road to further carnival success.

The big goal for many will by the Australasian Oaks, a Group 1 race held later the next month. Some horses may even head to South Australia for their carnival and a race like the Group 3 South Australian Oaks.

Staying locally it is also a great lead in to the Group 2 Kewney Stakes held at Flemington on Super Saturday.

While Moonee Valley doesn’t host massive fields it does tend to see quality fields pass through.

Sunline won the inaugural Moonee Valley Fillies Classic back in 1999 and to this day is probably the biggest champion.

Others include Special Harmony in 2004, Absolut Glam in 2008 and recent winner Lights Of Heaven in 2011.

A date change from Autumn to Spring in 2012 led to two editions of the race being held that year.

2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field usually attracts fillies from a fairly varied range of preparations. Some of the horses in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field have already experienced black type victory, while some are seeking to put their name in lights for the first time.

The 2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field will be published below on Wednesday, October 21st.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 611×1542 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 2 57kg 94
2 23511×228 LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Mark Zahra 4 57kg 85
3 224×1143 SEZANNE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 15 57kg 77
4 3x3x14x796 CHIPANDA John O’Shea James McDonald 13 57kg 72
5 8118 EXOCET Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 5 57kg 69
6 9x21x20 STOP MAKING SENSE Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 12 57kg 68
7 410×25 OUTBACK RAIN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 14 57kg 65
8 1×26 ALASKAN SUN Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 7 57kg 63
9 21 CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 10 57kg 62
10 0x1 MITALI ASSA VEDO Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 11 57kg 62
11 6310 CLASSIC DIVA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 9 57kg 62
12 31 KHASEEB Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 3 57kg 62
13 1×0 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) David Brideoake Kerrin McEvoy 8 57kg 63
14 43×54 NINA PEAK Robbie Laing Craig Newitt 1 57kg 59
15 608 KAMILI Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 6 57kg 59

2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Nominations

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations usually attract a decent batch of talented fillies. Because the race is held towards the end of spring, most of the fillies on the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations are fairly well into their spring preparation.

The 2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations are displayed below.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

Winners and placers in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic since 1999 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Nurse Kitchen 2 Sezanne 3 I Am A Star 1:40.0
2015 1 My Poppette 2 Bengal Cat 3 Thames Court 1:36.3
2014 1 Lumosty 2 Tahni Dancer 3 Berimbau 1:37.3
2013 1 Gypsy Diamond 2 Gregers 3 Lady Tatra 1:38.8
2012(B) 1 Kazanluck 2 Stella Lante 3 Moreau 1:38.4
2012 1 Empress Rock 2 Total Attraction 3 Our Miss Jones 1:36.8
2011 1 Lights Of Heaven 2 Always Discreet 3 Absolutely 1:35.6
2010 1 My Emotion 2 Speedy Natalie 3 Aloha 1:36.4
2009 1 Romneya 2 Lamarr 3 Turquia 1:30.6
2008 1 Absolut Glam 2 Miss Marielle 3 Arapaho Miss 1:30.3
2007 1 Anamato 2 Deloraine 3 De Lago Mist 1:31.0
2006 1 Pure Harmony 2 Pinezero 3 Pasikatera 1:30.8
2005 1 Dizelle 2 Hollow Bullet 3 Truly Wicked 1:37.2
2004 1 Special Harmony 2 Demerger 3 Sunnah 2:07.2
2003 1 Ribe 2 Lashed 3 Thurman 2:09.9
2002 1 Elegant Fashion 2 Damaschino 3 Gold Lottery 2:07.8
2001 1 Dandify 2 Tanith 3 Lovelorn 2:10.5
2000 1 Hill of Grace 2 Grand Echezeaux 3 Shizu 2:06.7
1999 1 Sunline 2 Grand Archway 3 Ilze 2:07.4