Australasian Oaks 2022

Saturday April 30, 2022

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

The Australasian Oaks – formerly known as the Schweppes Oaks due to sponsorship – 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 just over $500,000 in total prize money the 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 Auraria 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 April 30, 2022 and was won by the now very valuable Deep Impact filly Glint Of Hope ($13). 

Australasian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1982

2022 Australasian Oaks Results

The official Australasian Oaks 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday April 30, 2022.

  • 1st: #10 Glint Of Hope ($13)
  • 2nd: #2 Barb Raider
  • 3rd: #6 My Whisper

The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained Deep Impact filly Glint Of Hope ($13) was strong late holding off the on-pace Barb Raider in an upset Australasian Oaks 2022 result while the beaten Peter & Paul Snowden-trained favourite My Whisper ($2.70F) only managed to run a close third.

Australasian Oaks Betting

Favourites have a strong recent record with the shortest-priced in Australasian Oaks betting saluting seven times from 2006 – 2022 most recently Toffee Tongue ($5 in 2020) and Princess Jenni ($3.30 in 2019). There was a huge upset in 2021 however with Media Award ($61) becoming the first double-figure winner in the race since 2010, while in 2022 Glint Of Hope won at 12/1 while the favourite My Whisper ($2.70) ran third.

Australasian 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.

2022 Australasian Oaks Odds

The season’s top Australasian Oaks odds online will be available here as soon as Australasian Oaks betting 2022 is open so stay tuned to see the price on your selections for the Group 1 in Adelaide.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Australasian Oaks will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Australasian Oaks Field

Schweppes Oaks odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au

Australasian 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 – 2022 was run under capacity just four times.

The only time the Australasian 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 Australasian Oaks 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); Waller posting his second success in 2020 with Toffee Tongue; the upset 2021 Australasian Oaks winner Media Award hailing from Geelong in Victoria; and the 2022 victory by the Cranbourne-trained Glint Of Hope from the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young stable.

Following a run in the Australasian Oaks field, many fillies may look to step-up in distance for a shot at the Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) on The Goodwood Day. Irish Darling (2005) was the last filly to complete the Australasian Oaks – SA Fillies Classic double in the same year.

2022 Australasian Oaks Field

The official Australasian Oaks 2022 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 Peter & Paul Snowden-trained My Whisper chasing a fifth consecutive win headlines the 2022 Australasian Oaks field in Adelaide this weekend.

  • Scratched: #1 El Patroness (8); #13 Pretty Amazing (19)

Danny O’Brien’s Group 1 ATC Oaks champ El Patroness is the notable withdrawal from the Australasian Oaks field due to a hoof abscess. Jockey John Allen has now picked up the ride on the first emergency Bundle Of Fun (6) who was a controversial omission from the original line-up due to a balloting clause.

2022 Australasian Oaks Nominations

The early Australasian Oaks 2022 nominations are taken on a Tuesday two weeks out from the event and will be listed below once closed.

Peter & Paul Snowden’s Group 3 Auraria Stakes winning Frankel filly My Whisper headlines the 36 official Australasian Oaks 2022 nominations this season.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 148×13197 ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald 75
2 21135×1120 BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter 99
3 8x435x93 BAY OF KIEL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 52
4 21x7833x85 BISCAYNE BAY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 83
5 x522590x15 BLACKCOMB F 3 Danny O’Brien 63
6 3110×65322 BON’S A PEARLA F 3 Kevin Corstens 95
7 4321413315 BUNDLE OF FUN F 3 Patrick Payne 73
8 8521×42520 CHARITY SPIRIT F 3 Gary Portelli 68
9 456125×413 DAISIES F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 96
10 127632×030 DOUCEUR F 3 Patrick Payne 86
11 33128×3381 EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien 104
12 12557×4144 FORTUNATE KISS F 3 Daniel Bowman 77
13 23327×123 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 76
14 57×7757151 GREAT MYSTERY F 3 Clarry Conners 59
15 94×440 HIDDEN SMILE F 3 Anthony Cummings 56
16 43×3321316 HONEYCREEPER F 3 James Cummings 78
17 3180×75 KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 64
18 2×2315 LADY CHANT F 3 Brock Lewthwaite 75
19 25x7x231 LET FLY F 3 Matt Cumani 61
20 22149×113 MAC ’N’ CHEESE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 78
21 7651×231 MAMOUNIA F 3 James Cummings 78
22 43x4446x17 MORRISSETTE F 3 Simon Ryan 63
23 7×1111 MY WHISPER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 79
24 56×331 POWER OF SONG F 3 Symon Wilde 62
25 733101 PREFER US (NZ) F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 62
26 81110 PRETTY AMAZING F 3 Chris Waller 75
27 123×165 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 71
28 7×0441 SEASONS IN DE SUN F 3 Tony Noonan 61
29 1462 SO YOU SEE F 3 Michael Moroney 71
30 864×731 SOUTHERN SWOOP F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 58
31 0655 SPARKLING ADICTION F 3 Wendy Kelly 53
32 4969×14905 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 68
33 68×8321 TAVISTEEL (NZ) F 3 Simon Zahra 61
34 1×3138 THE MAP F 3 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 64
35 32363 TIEMPE PASSATE F 3 Richard & Will Freedman 58
36 17544×51 VERONA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Australasian Oaks Form Guide

All of the essential information including jockeys, trainers and barriers are listed in the Australasian 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 – 2022 six of the 14 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 Australasian Oaks results in the past decade including most recently Sopressa (2018), Princess Jenni (2019) and Media Award (2021)
  • The Auraria Stakes is the key lead-up to the Group 1 including producing four of the eight winners from 2012 – 2022 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

2022 Australasian Oaks Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Australasian Oaks 2022 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 – 2022 10 of the 15 winners came off a win including Abbey Marie (2016), Egg Tart (2017), Sopressa (2018),  Princess Jenni (2019) and upset 60/1 winner Media Award (2021).

Some of the top lead-up races to consider when doing the Australasian Oaks tips in Adelaide include the Group 3 Auraria 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.

2022 Australasian Oaks Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australasian Oaks tips 2022 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.

  • To Win: #6 My Whisper ($4 at time of publish) 

Really hard to knock the favourite especially with the ATC Oaks winner now out of the field. This Team Snowden-trained Frankel filly is on fire winning her past four straight and still improving. Unbeaten since her seventh on debut at Geelong and rising well through the ranks. Hasn’t seen the 2000m but was good in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes here at 1800m last time out beating a similar field. Ticking all the boxes and still at a backable price.

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 Australasian 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
2022 Glint Of Hope Barb Raider My Whisper 2:04.8
2021 Media Award Personal Ripper Rita 2:03.8
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