The in-form combination/combination of Hayes/Dabernig and Regan Bayliss will present Harlow Gold here at her third run for the campaign. This will be the first time the Tavistock filly has raced the Sydney way, with all nine of her career runs coming in Melbourne. She resumed in the G3 The Vanity at Flemington over 1400m where she was doing her best work on the line after settling at the rear and then launching her run down the straight to grab 3rd. Following that run she was then given her chance against ‘the boys’ in the Australian Guineas and was working into the race strongly in the closing stages to be just 1.5 lengths from the winner Hey Doc at the finish where she was looking for runs on the fence. Getting out to 2000m for the first time this prep look ideal as she works towards the Australian Oaks for the VRC Oaks runner-up.
The NZ filly makes her maiden appearance in Australia and follows the same path as the 2016 winner Sofia Rosa.
Can Lasqueti Spirit add the ATC Oaks to her VRC Oaks title won in the Spring?.
Included as a roughie, Waking Moment gets out to 2400m for the first time in her career.
A Classic race for 3 Year Old Fillies, the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks is run over 2400m at set weights conditions. It is the premier event for staying fillies in Sydney and along with the Victorian Oaks over 2500m, the Queensland Oaks over 2200m and the Australasian Oaks over 2000m are the 4 Oaks events on the Australian turf calendar run at G1 level.
As part of The Championships, ballot exemptions were awarded to the winner of the 2017 Adrian Knox Stakes and the Vinery Stud Stakes.
First held in 1885 as the AJC Oaks and renamed the AJC Australian Oaks in 1994, the 2016 edition has total prizemoney of $1m with the winner to receive $600,000. Past winners include the likes of Flight, Light Fingers, Surround, Sheraco, Triscay, Circles Of Gold, Sunday Joy and Streama.
The Australian Oaks forms a part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Odds and previews are available for all the major Autumn Racing Carnival races at UBET's Autumn Racing Betting Hub.
|ATC Australian Oaks Guide|
|Date:||Saturday 8th April 2017|
|Race Time:||14:35 AEST|
|Race Type:||3YO Fillies Set Weights|
|2016 Winner:||Sofia Rosa|
|2017 Australian Oaks Odds|
The ATC Australian Oaks is one of the most competitive horse races for young stayers at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Run over the 2400m distance at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse, The Oaks consistently groups the best three-year-old fillies to battle it out for a share in the $1m prize pool. The event is run under set weight conditions and is one of the feature races on the Day 2 of The Championships. Competitors in the field tend to use the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes or the Group 2 Adrian Knox Stakes as lead up races to this event.
In 2012, the Guy Walter trained Streama finished runner-up in the Storm Queen Stakes before going on to take out the ATC Australian Oaks a fortnight later. The race dates back to 1885 when won by Uralla. Some of the best female stayers have been successful in this blue ribbon event including; Light Fingers (1965), Leilani (1974), Surround (1977), Our Sophia (1985), Research (1989), Triscay (1991), Circles Of Gold (1995), Republic Lass (2002), Sunday Joy (2003), Serenade Rose (2006) and Streama (2012).
|2016||SOFIA ROSA||HUGH BOWMAN||STEPHEN MARSH||02:34.2|
|2015||GUST OF WIND||TYE ANGLAND||JOHN SARGENT||02:32.4|
|2014||RISING ROMANCE||JAMES MCDONALS||D&D LOGAN||02:31.7|
|2013||ROYAL DESCENT||NASH RAWILLER||CHRIS WALLER||02:34.1|
|2012||STREAMA||HUGH BOWMAN||GUY WALTER||02:31.0|
|2011||ABSOLUTELY||BRAD RAWILLER||MICHAEL KENT||02:35.6|
|2010||ONCE WERE WILD||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:30.4|
|2009||DAFFODIL||HUGH BOWMAN||KEVIN GRAY||02:33.3|
|2008||HEAVENLY GLOW||ROBERT THOMPSON||ALLAN DENHAM||02:34.8|
|2007||RENA’S LADY||MICHAEL RODD||GARY PORTELLI||02:33.7|
|2006||SERENADE ROSE||GLEN BOSS||LEE FREEDMAN||02:28.6|