Australasian Oaks 2017

Saturday May 6, 2017

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 all four Australasian Oaks winners from 2012 – 2015.

The latest edition of the Australasian Oaks ran on Saturday May 6, 2017 .

2017 Schweppes Oaks Results

  • 1st: #5 Egg Tart
  • 2nd: #2 Kenedna
  • 3rd: #14 Ana Royale

Australasian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 6, 2017
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1982

Australasian Oaks Odds & Betting

Favourites have a strong recent record with the shortest-priced in Australasian Oaks betting saluting five times from 2006 – 2017, 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.

2017 Australasian Oaks Betting

The season’s top Schweppes Oaks odds online will be available here as soon as Australasian Oaks betting 2017 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. 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 Thursday of 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.

2017 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 2017 field of fillies is set for release on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and will be available below so stay tuned.

The 2017 Australasian Schweppes Oaks Final Field attracted a capacity line-up of hopefuls led by the Darren Weir-trained Kenedna out to salute for the punters for the first time since the fellow Weir-trained May’s Dream in 2014.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 11562×3434 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 19 56kg 94
2 9×81431311 KENEDNA Darren Weir John Allen 3 56kg 88
3 3045×34211 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 6 56kg 84
4 52316×5776 SMART AS YOU THINK John McArdle Dwayne Dunn 1 56kg 79
5 431×111 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5 56kg 78
6 154230 SAVVY DREAMS (NZ) Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen Craig Williams 8 56kg 77
7 6520×18343 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 18 56kg 76
8 9444×13231 TOFFEE NOSE Danny O’Brien TBA 13 56kg 75
9 610×222022 WITH A BIT OF DASH Chris Bieg Ms Jamie Kah 9 56kg 74
10 21135×7347 PRETTY PUNK Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 16 56kg 73
11 6x911x714 SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 4 56kg 73
12 4213×25185 SOMETHING MORE Jon O’connor Noel Callow 15 56kg 72
13 435149×700 MOQUEEN Anthony & Edward Cummings Jason Collett 12 56kg 71
14 589×317223 ANA ROYALE Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 10 56kg 68
15 2131×7923 CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young TBA 20 56kg 66
16 44122×68 TIFFANY’S LASS Danny Laws TBA 14 56kg 65
17e 0424113286 STAR PATRIOT Todd Balfour TBA 11 56kg 64
18e 02×3231 LILYMORN (NZ) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 2 56kg 63
19e 0x341x4379 SPARKLE Heath Conners Ben Melham 17 56kg 62
20e 25x87x152 SHENANDOAH (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young TBA 7 56kg 62

2017 Australasian Oaks Nominations

There were 28 fillies entered in the official Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2017 Nominations including Darren Weir’s last start Auraria Stakes winner Kenedna and Chris Waller’s flying Sydney raider Egg Tart who has won her past four consecutive starts.

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 – 2017 five of the nine 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
  • The Auraria Stakes (Schweppervescence Stakes) is the key lead-up to the Group 1 including producing three of the six winners from 2012 – 2017
  • Single-figure hopes in Australasian Oakes betting make the best bet with double-figure upsets very uncommon

Australasian Oaks Tips

Taking a filly coming off a top three run at the track is a top Australasian Oaks tip and from 2008 – 2017 seven of the 10 winners came off a win including Abbey Marie (2016) and Egg Tart (2017).

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.

2017 Australasian Oaks Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australasian Schweppes Oaks tips 2017 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 Delicacy (2015), May’s Dream (2014), Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Zarita (2008).

2017 Australasian Oaks Results

The official Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 6, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 56kg $3
2 2 KENEDNA Darren Weir John Allen 0.1L 2 56kg $2.80F
3 14 ANA ROYALE Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 0.6L 7 56kg $21
4 16 TIFFANY’S LASS Danny Laws Ms Katelyn Mallyon 1.7L 11 56kg $101
5 11 SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 2.2L 3 56kg $26
6 7 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 2.8L 13 56kg $21
7 3 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 5.3L 5 56kg $16
8 4 SMART AS YOU THINK John McArdle Dwayne Dunn 5.5L 1 56kg $18
9 8 TOFFEE NOSE Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 5.7L 10 56kg $9
10 1 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 6.3L 14 56kg $10
11 10 PRETTY PUNK SABOIS Bonus Scheme Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 6.4L 12 56kg $41
12 9 WITH A BIT OF DASH SABOIS Bonus Scheme Chris Bieg Ms Jamie Kah 6.9L 6 56kg $51
13 17e STAR PATRIOT Todd Balfour Paul Gatt 8.1L 8 56kg $101
14 13 MOQUEEN Anthony & Edward Cummings Jason Collett 11.9L 9 56kg $71
SB 6 SAVVY DREAMS (NZ) Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen Craig Williams 0 56kg $14
SB 15 CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 0 56kg $101
19e SPARKLE Heath Conners Ben Melham 0
20e SHENANDOAH (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 0
12 SOMETHING MORE Jon O’connor Noel Callow 0
18e LILYMORN (NZ) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 0

Australasian Oaks Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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