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Newly inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller will saddle up five fillies in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Aloisia, above, has drawn barrier 7 in the 2018 Queensland Oaks at Doomben. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Aloisia, above, has drawn barrier 7 in the 2018 Queensland Oaks at Doomben. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Waller’s top two in pecking order are Youngstar and Another Dollar who are set to clash again after running the quinella in their final Queensland Oaks lead up run in the Group 2 $175,000 Magic Millions The Roses (2000m) at Doomben on May 12.

Both fillies have drawn favourably with Youngstar coming up with barrier four in the final sixteen horse Queensland Oaks field with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle again while Another Dollar will jump from barrier two for Glyn Schofield.

Savacool is the worst drawn of Waller’s five runners and jump from gate twelve with James McDonald booked to ride.

Savacool has made the long trip up from Adelaide after finishing seventh in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Oaks (Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville on May 5 and will be stepping up to the 2200m of the Queensland Oaks for the first time.

The remaining two Waller fillies are both stepping up in class and distance with Impulsive to jump from gate six with Corey Brown to ride while Miss Shanti has drawn the rails with Tye Angland on top.

The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained Sheezdashing and Ciaron Maher’s Group 1 winner Aloisia are also coming off a run in the Australasian Oaks.

Damien Thornton will stick with Sheezdashing who was runner up in the Australasian Oaks and will jump from barrier three in the Queensland Oaks while Aloisia, who finished sixth at Morphettville, has drawn in the middle of the field at barrier seven with Damian Browne booked to ride.

The Anthony Freedman trained Coral Coast has drawn the outside barrier at sixteen with Mark Zahra retaining the ride after the pair finished fourth in The Roses.

Final field for the 2018 Queensland Oaks

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 5116×50376 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Damian Browne 7 56.5kg 104
2 165×454222 SHEEZDASHING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 3 56.5kg 82
3 54×3111 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 56.5kg 86
4 1221×217 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 12 56.5kg 77
5 213122 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2 56.5kg 80
6 65132×2212 TINKERMOSA (NZ) John Sargent Jeff Lloyd 9 56.5kg 73
7 89035×1163 HIGHWAY Steve Englebrecht Deanne Panya 10 56.5kg 72
8 213x60x096 JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 56.5kg 78
9 x579x12147 PLAY THAT SONG Michael Moroney Michael Cahill 15 56.5kg 68
10 741380×574 CORAL COAST Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 16 56.5kg 70
11 148811 TERRA SANCTA (NZ) Tony Pike Jim Byrne 8 56.5kg 70
12 31×56991 IMPULSIVE Chris Waller Corey Brown 6 56.5kg 68
13 23×7132 MISS SHANTI Chris Waller Tye Angland 1 56.5kg 66
14 2322605725 DELANEY’S DESIRE Matt Kropp Tegan Harrison 14 56.5kg 58
15 6415×5462 PROTEST Bryan & Daniel Guy Craig Williams 13 56.5kg 62
16 6×631 SHE’S RELIABLE (NZ) Kelly Schweida James Orman 11 56.5kg 60

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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.