Australasian Oaks 2018

Saturday May 5, 2018

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 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.

The latest edition of the Australasian Oaks ran on Saturday May 5, 2018 .

2018 Australasian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #5 Sopressa
  • 2nd: #12 Sheezdashing
  • 3rd: #3 Miss Admiration

Australasian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1982

2018 Australasian Oaks Results

The official Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 5, 2018 .

The 2018 Australasian Oaks results saw 22-year-old hoop Harry Coffey salute in his first Group 1 race aboard the one-time Darren Weir-trained favourite Sopressa.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 5 SOPRESSA Darren Weir Harry Coffey 1 56kg $6.50
2 12 SHEEZDASHING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 0.3L 6 56kg $16
3 3 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Ben Melham 0.4L 4 56kg $26
4 6 PLEASURING Darren Weir Damian Lane 0.7L 7 56kg $21
5 4 THINK BLEUE Darren Weir John Allen 1.5L 14 56kg $5.50
6 1 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 1.6L 12 56kg $5.50
7 7 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 2.5L 10 56kg $5F
8 11 SEMARI (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 3.7L 8 56kg $21
9 9 TEMPLE OF BEL Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 3.9L 9 56kg $18
10 14 PURE SCOT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4.6L 2 56kg $61
11 8 PRETTY TO SEA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Michael Dee 4.7L 13 56kg $41
12 13 EARTH ANGEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joe Bowditch 5L 5 56kg $51
13 10 VELOCITA Chris Waller Stephen Baster 5.6L 3 56kg $31
14 2 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7.2L 11 56kg $12
SB 15 JUNGLE FISH Michael Kent Kerrin McEvoy 0 56kg

Australasian Oaks Odds & Betting

Favourites have a strong recent record with the shortest-priced in Australasian Oaks betting saluting five times from 2006 – 2018, and 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.

2018 Australasian Oaks Betting

The season’s top Schweppes Oaks odds online will be available here as soon as Australasian Oaks betting 2018 is open so stay tuned to see the price on your selections for the Group 1 in Adelaide.

Australasian Oaks Field

The Australasian Oaks field has a capacity of 16 starters and from 2003 – 2017 was run under capacity just three with 14 runners in 2009 and 15 in 2011, while the 2017 edition saw two fillies scratched at the barriers leaving 14 to line-up. There were also only 14 fillies in the 2018 Australasian Oaks field after Jungle Fish was scratched at the barriers. 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 and 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).

2018 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 official Schweppes Australasian Oaks 2018 field of fillies is set for release the Tuesday leading-up to Robert Sangster Stakes Day and will be available below so stay tuned.

Fifteen fillies make-up the 2018 Australasian Oaks Final Field including three Darren Weir-trained chances led by the emphatic last start Auraria Stakes winning daughter of So You Think, Sopressa, drawn barrier one.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x5116x5037 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 13 56kg 105
2 2102×23004 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 56kg 95
3 x8405x4193 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Ben Melham 4 56kg 90
4 4×511211 THINK BLEUE Darren Weir John Allen 15 56kg 82
5 3523×25171 SOPRESSA Darren Weir Harry Coffey 1 56kg 80
6 x332312114 PLEASURING Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 56kg 77
7 1221×21 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 11 56kg 76
8 331372 PRETTY TO SEA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Michael Dee 14 56kg 76
9 3x611x52 TEMPLE OF BEL Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 10 56kg 70
10 642133×13 VELOCITA Chris Waller Stephen Baster 3 56kg 70
11 2×41181 SEMARI (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9 56kg 70
12 2165×45422 SHEEZDASHING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 7 56kg 68
13 14×29632 EARTH ANGEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joe Bowditch 6 56kg 68
14 6x97470x74 PURE SCOT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 2 56kg 67
15 3245 JUNGLE FISH Michael Kent Kerrin McEvoy 5 56kg 62

2018 Australasian Oaks Nominations

The early Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2018 Nominations close on a Tuesday in late April and will be provided below once announced.

The official 2018 Schweppes Oaks Nominations attracted 30 young fillies including the Darren Weir-trained Sopressa who won the Auraria Stakes last time out and the Chris Waller-trained up-and-comer Savacool out to hand her horseman back-to-back wins after the success of Egg Tart last autumn.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x5116x5037 ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher 105
2 16140×014 ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 70
3 x16311x900 BANISH F 3 James Cummings 81
4 2893206753 BELLE DU NORD (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne 78
5 5×231210 BLUE MORPHO F 3 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 75
6 2102×23004 BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy 95
7 x211x41138 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 76
8 14×29632 EARTH ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 68
9 636×69401 EPERDUMENT F 3 Shane Oxlade 62
10 627×333713 HAYLIN ROUGE (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 60
11 789035×11 HIGHWAY F 3 Steve Englebrecht 67
12 3245 JUNGLE FISH F 3 Michael Kent 62
13 0x212600 KAIMU F 3 Brent Stanley 62
14 30×7710 LADY CARTIER F 3 Brent Stanley 61
15 x8405x4193 MISS ADMIRATION F 3 Mick Price 90
16 611×2354 PALAZZO VECCHIO F 3 Mick Price 74
17 x332312114 PLEASURING F 3 Darren Weir 77
18 9333010×01 PRES DE TOI F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 68
19 331372 PRETTY TO SEA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher 76
20 6x97470x74 PURE SCOT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 67
21 1221×21 SAVACOOL (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 76
22 2×41181 SEMARI (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 70
23 823×010 SET TO CRUISE F 3 Mick Huxtable 59
24 62165×4542 SHEEZDASHING F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 65
25 4341936×19 SNOGGING F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 66
26 3523×25171 SOPRESSA F 3 Darren Weir 80
27 3x611x52 TEMPLE OF BEL F 3 Tony McEvoy 70
28 4×51121 THINK BLEUE F 3 Darren Weir 76
29 78x191x533 TRULY DISCREET F 3 Dan O’Sullivan 67
30 642133×1 VELOCITA F 3 Chris Waller 70

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 – 2018 five of the 10 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)
  • The Auraria Stakes (Schweppervescence Stakes) is the key lead-up to the Group 1 including producing four of the seven winners from 2012 – 2018 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

2018 Australasian Oaks Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Australasian Oaks 2018 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 – 2018 eight of the 11 winners came off a win including Abbey Marie (2016), Egg Tart (2017) and Sopressa (2018).

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.

2018 Australasian Oaks Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australasian Schweppes Oaks tips 2018 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.

  • 1st: #2 BRING ME ROSES ($12)
  • 2nd: #5 SOPRESSA ($5.50)
  • 3rd: #3 MISS ADMIRATION ($19)

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 Delicacy (2015), May’s Dream (2014), Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Zarita (2008).

Australasian Oaks Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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