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.
|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
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|
|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|
|10||627×333713||HAYLIN ROUGE (NZ)||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||60|
|12||3245||JUNGLE FISH||F||3||Michael Kent||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|
|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|
|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|
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
|2017||Egg Tart||Kenedna||Ana Royale||2:04.3|
|2016||Abbey Marie||Silent Sedition||C’est Beau La Vie||2:04.1|
|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|
|2006||Marju Snip||Zenarta||Fanciful Bella||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|