Australasian Oaks 2020

Saturday May 2, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Schweppervescence Stakes held at the same track earlier in the autumn is the key lead-up to the Australasian Oaks

The Australasian Oaks – registered as the Schweppes Oaks – is one of two Group 1 races held at Morphettville Racecourse on Robert Sangster Stakes Day during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival in late April or early May.

Open to three-year-old fillies the set weights race is conducted over 2000m and attracts a field of both local and interstate talent each season. Offering $500,000 in total prize money the Schweppes Australasian Oaks has been dominated by favourites in recent years and has a capacity of 16 starters.

The 2020 Australasian Oaks prize money was cut to $400,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m) held over 200m shorter a fortnight earlier also at Adelaide’s premier track is the key lead-up providing a host of recent Australasian Stakes winners. Sopressa (2018) was the last filly to complete the double.

The latest edition of the Australasian Oaks ran on Saturday May 2, 2020 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained favourite Toffee Tongue. 

Australasian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 2, 2020
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000 ($400,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1982

2020 Australasian Oaks Results

The official Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 2, 2020 .

  • 1st: #9 Toffee Tongue
  • 2nd: #3 Moonlight Maid
  • 3rd: #14 Affair To Remember

The ATC Oaks form out of Sydney stacked-up in the 2020 Australasian Oaks results in Adelaide this autumn with the Chris Waller-trained runner-up Toffee Tongue ($5F) breaking her maiden status with a win for the punters in the Morphettville feature defeating last season’s VRC Oaks placegetter Moonlight Maid.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 9 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 3 56kg $5F
2 3 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Zac Spain 0.8L 10 56kg $11
3 14 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan John Allen 1L 5 56kg $6.50
4 6 LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 1.1L 8 56kg $71
5 16 WALKING FLYING (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Hurdle 1.7L 12 56kg $61
6 8 WINGS OF PASTRAMI Jeff Searle Jake Toeroek 2.1L 2 56kg $31
7 15 ZAYYDANI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Paul Gatt 2.4L 7 56kg $31
8 11 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 2.7L 13 56kg $26
9 4 ASIAGO James Cummings Justin Potter 3.2L 15 56kg $51
10 10 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 3.3L 6 56kg $15
11 5 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jason Holder 4.6L 4 56kg $6
12 7 BETCHA FLYING Chris Waller Dom Tourneur 4.8L 11 56kg $18
13 2 NUDGE Chris Waller Todd Pannell 5L 9 56kg $11
14 13 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ethan Brown 5.6L 16 56kg $9.50
15 1 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Shayne Cahill 6L 14 56kg (cd 56.5kg) $71
16 12 BEAUTY BOLT Grahame Begg Dean Holland 6L 1 56kg $31
19e REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony Freedman 0
20e MISS HARRIETTE Shane Nichols 0
17e NOVEMBER DREAMING Danny O’Brien 0
18e DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths 0

Australasian Oaks Odds & Betting

Favourites have a strong recent record with the shortest-priced in Australasian Oaks betting saluting seven times from 2006 – 2020 most recently Toffee Tongue ($5 in 2020) and Princess Jenni ($3.30 in 2019), while no double-figure winner scoring a massive upset since Small Minds ($26) in 2010.

Australasian Schweppes Oaks odds are traditionally dominated by fillies coming off a top four run in the lead-up with the last winner to run worse than fourth in her final start being Anamato (2007) who improve on a 12th in Sydney’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Interstate visitors have a strong record against the locals and often feature highly in Australasian Oaks betting markets, including in 2018 when the Darren Weir-trained Sopressa led an all-Victorian Australasian Oaks trifecta and in 2020 with Chris Waller enjoying his second victory with Toffee Tongue.

2020 Australasian Oaks Betting

The season’s top Schweppes Oaks odds online will be available here as soon as Australasian Oaks betting 2020 is open so stay tuned to see the price on your selections for the Group 1 in Adelaide.


Australasian Oaks Field
Schweppes Oaks odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au

Schweppes Oaks winner Delicacy (2015) went on to beat the boys in that year’s SA Derby. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

The Australasian Oaks field has a capacity of 16 starters and from 2003 – 2020 was run under capacity just four times.

The only time the Schweppes Oaks field was run with under 10 starters in the past 30 years was when Episode defeated just eight rivals back in 1999.

Australasian Oaks nominations close the week prior, with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Tuesday of race week.

Plenty of interstate talent features in the Robert Sangster Stakes field each year and visiting mares from outside of Adelaide boast an excellent record in the race including the 2017 win by the Sydney-trained Egg Tart for trainer Chris Waller, the 2018 victory of the Darren Weir-trained Sopressa who backed-up from a lead-up win in Adelaide’s Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) and Waller posting his second success in 2020 with Toffee Tongue.

2020 Australasian Oaks Field

The official Schweppes Australasian Oaks 2020 field of fillies is set for release the Tuesday leading-up to Robert Sangster Stakes Day and will be available below so stay tuned.

The 2020 Australasian Oaks final field features a capacity line-up of hopeful fillies including Chris Waller’s ATC Oaks runner-up Toffee Tongue and the Auraria Stakes winner Silent Sovereign.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1421x438P FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace TBA 16 56kg 85
2 61231×5034 NUDGE Chris Waller Todd Pannell 11 56kg 85
3 14x4123x65 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Zac Spain 12 56kg 83
4 11181×3167 ASIAGO James Cummings TBA 17 56kg 82
5 11226×80 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jason Holder 4 56kg 81
6 x8461x0008 LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 8 56kg 78
7 2x522x8541 BETCHA FLYING Chris Waller Dom Tourneur 13 56kg 78
8 3x1111x224 WINGS OF PASTRAMI Jeff Searle Jake Toeroek 2 56kg 76
9 3x64x62222 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 3 56kg 76
10 142469×41 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 6 56kg 76
11 15×19492 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 15 56kg 73
12 1x10554x18 BEAUTY BOLT Grahame Begg Dean Holland 1 56kg 72
13 1121 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ethan Brown 20 56kg 72
14 6x1736x313 AFFAIR TO REMEMBERSABOIS Bonus Scheme Dan O’Sullivan John Allen 5 56kg 70
15 11×62 ZAYYDANI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Paul Gatt 7 56kg 69
16 4x4130x433 WALKING FLYING (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Hurdle 14 56kg 65
17e 2x2123x21 NOVEMBER DREAMING Danny O’Brien TBA 10 56kg 68
18e 8437×93734 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths TBA 19 56kg 67
19e 21×136 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony Freedman TBA 9 56kg 66
20e 4045×31651 MISS HARRIETTE Shane Nichols TBA 18 56kg 62

Australasian Oaks Form Guide

All of the essential information including jockeys, trainers and barriers are listed in the Australasian Schweppes Oaks form guide each year. Looking for fillies coming off nice lead-up form at the track with the potential to run out a strong 2000m is important.

From 2009 – 2020 five of the 12 winners jumped from a double digit Australasian Oaks barrier and since 1983 the most successful gate producing six winners is eight.

Damien Oliver has ridden three previous Australasian Oaks winners, but none since Tully Thunder (2002), while Lee Freedman has trained four winners with Grand Eschezeaux (2000) the most recent.

Australasian Oaks Form Facts

  • Last-start winners have dominated the Schweppes Oaks results in the past decade including most recently Sopressa (2018) and Princess Jenni (2019)
  • The Auraria Stakes (Schweppervescence Stakes) is the key lead-up to the Group 1 including producing four of the seven winners from 2012 – 202- with Sopressa (2018) the latest to do the double
  • Single-figure hopes in Australasian Oakes betting make the best bet with double-figure upsets very uncommon

2020 Australasian Oaks Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Australasian Oaks 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Australasian Oaks Tips

Taking a filly coming off a top three run at the track is a top Australasian Oaks tip and from 2008 – 2020 nine of the 13 winners came off a win including Abbey Marie (2016), Egg Tart (2017), Sopressa (2018) and Princess Jenni (2019).

Some of the top lead-up races to consider when doing the Schweppes Oaks tips in Adelaide include the Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes and Group 2 SA Fillies Classic both held at the same track earlier in the season.

Melbourne’s Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) has also provided two Australasian Oaks winners in the past 10 years with Zarita (2008) and Gallica (2009) both completing the double.

2020 Australasian Oaks Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australasian Schweppes Oaks tips 2020 and best bets on the fillies to back and sack in the Morphettville staying showdown will be detailed right here the week of the race.

Australasian Oaks Results

Favourites have a good recent strike rate in the Australasian Oaks results however some upsets have occurred. The longest priced winners in the past 10 years are Irish Darling (2005) and Small Minds (2010) who both jumped at a $26 starting price.

Some of the most notable Schweppes Oaks winners include Egg Tart (2017), Delicacy (2015), May’s Dream (2014), Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Zarita (2008).

Australasian Oaks Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Toffee Tongue Moonlight Maid Affair To Remember 2:07.1
2019 Princess Jenni Mirette House Of Cartier 2:02.7
2018 Sopressa Sheezdashing Miss Admiration 2:04.3
2017 Egg Tart Kenedna Ana Royale 2:04.3
2016 Abbey Marie Silent Sedition C’est Beau La Vie 2:04.1
2015 Delicacy Fenway Bahamas 2:04.8
2014 May’s Dream Star Fashion Scratchy Bottom 2:04.8
2013 Maybe Discreet Grand Daughter La Zuma 2:07.0
2012 Invest Our Miss Jones Essence 2:06.9
2011 Lights Of Heaven Absolutely Southern Speed 2:05.3
2010 Small Minds No Evidence Needed Ipioga 2:06.4
2009 Gallica Estee Miss Lily Rose 2:03.8
2008 Zarita Moment In Time Queen Of Queens 2:04.3
2007 Anamato Cancanelle Devil Moon 2:02.2
2006 Marju Snip Zenarta Fanciful Bella 2:04.4
2005 Irish Darling Kylikwong Hveger 2:04.4
2004 Rinky Dink Star Of Grechen Dane Belltar 2:04.3
2003 Sound Action Milanova Great Anna 2:05.1
2002 Tully Thunder Shes Archie Arboretum 2:03.3
2001 Tempest Morn South Sea Pearl Glitzy Guru 2:07.1
2000 Grand Echezeaux Umaline Porto Roca 2:04.3