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Gr 1 Australasian Oaks Preview

Our Gr 1 man Ric Chapman has run his eye over every runner in this year's Gr 1 Australasian oaks. He previews them all and finds - th winner.

1. Pulchritudinous (7)

echo J: T Clark T: G Waterhouse & A Bott

One of the best stayers in her cohort in NZ who easily won the NZ Oaks at gr 1 level last start in fast time. Now with gai and Adrian and she probably rolls forward. Likes it wet and does look better than these if she races up to her very best.

PB Rating 8.9
Last 5 70311
Win $10.00 Place $3.10
  • Proven Winner

2. Wings Of Song (9)

echo J: J Noonan T: P Payne

Seems unstoppable. Has won her past 6 starts in a row including the 2100m Tasmanian Oaks and last start stormed home to win the Gr 3 Auraria over 1800m at this track. Can stay and knows how to win so must be a strong contender.

PB Rating 8.8
Last 5 11111
Win $6.00 Place $2.20
  • Proven Winner

3. Positivity (8)

echo J: M Dee T: A Forsman

Very classy New Zealand filly who is on the rise. After finishing hard to win the Gr 3 Sunline Vase over 2100m, she ran a bold 2nd to the smart Pulchritudinous in the NZ Oaks over 2400m. They ran good time that day. Has to be considered.

PB Rating 8.3
Last 5 17812
Win $26.00 Place $7.00
  • In Form

4. Serasana (3)

echo J: J Allen T: R Griffiths & M Kock

last prep, sat up on speed all the way and proved way too strong for the talented Arkansaw Kid in the 1600m Gr 2 Sandown Guineas before being spelled. Hasn’t shown that sort of fight in 3 runs this time up but is getting fitter. Can sneak a place.

PB Rating 7.3
Last 5 1x385
Win $41.00 Place $10.00
  • Ready to Fire

5. Queen Of Dragons (2)

echo J: D Lane T: Peter & P Snowden

Good filly who likes it wet and is now very fit. Shocked when on pace in the damp and a comfortable winner at big odds in the Gr 2 Kembla Classic over a mile before taking on the silk brigade and running a game 4th to NZ superstar Orchestral in the Gr 1 Vinery this trip. Liks to travel on speed and this race looks perfect for her.

PB Rating 8.8
Last 5 2x614
Win $12.00 Place $3.60
  • In Form

6. Vibrant Sun (12)

echo J: M Zahra T: M Price & M Kent (Jnr)

Keep a close watch on this filly from Melbourne. She has wheels and can stay all day. Up near pace when 2nd up and was entitled to wilt final stages but came hard late to narrowly win Gr 2 at the Valley over a mile last start. is much fitter now and looms as a major player in this if she can get in early. Draw is a worry.

PB Rating 8.7
Last 5 10x41
Win $5.50 Place $2.10
  • Ready to Fire

7. Mollynickers (15)

echo J: C Hefel T: P Moody & K Coleman

Has loads of talent and is very fit. But did disappoint a little at past 2 starts when heavily backed in similar company. Last start was doing best work late when coming from near last on the end in the Gr 3 Auraria won by Wings Of Song. Ran 3rd that day in a run that suggested this trip would suit. Keep safe.

PB Rating 8.4
Last 5 x3353
Win $16.00 Place $4.40
  • Place Performer

8. Coco Sun (4)

echo J: J Kah T: Tony & C Mcevoy

Seems to be peaking at just the right time. Her 2 starts this prep have been easy wins, albeit in restricted grade but both times giving the impression this trip will suit. Big step up in class but knows how to win.

PB Rating 8.7
Last 5 55x11
Win $6.00 Place $2.25
  • Proven Winner

9. Qali Al Farrasha (19)

echo J: B Egan T: M Walker

Kiwi star on the rise. Beaten a head by Positivity in the Gr 3 Sunline over 2100m then backed up and was a solid 3rd to rivals here Pulchritudinous and Positivity in the big Gr 1 NZ Oaks. Is very fit.

PB Rating 8
Last 5 23123
Win $34.00 Place $8.00
  • In Form

10. Quickster (14)

echo J: B Shinn T: P Moody & K Coleman

Awkward draw here is a worry as she will be midfield looking to find a spot early and may have to cover ground. Is well up to this standard as he strong finishing 2nd to Wings Of Song proved last start in the Gr 3 Auraria here over 1800m. Place show.

PB Rating 7.9
Last 5 x2112
Win $9.50 Place $3.10
  • Ready to Fire

11. Concello (6)

echo J: J Mcdonald T: C Waller

Smart filly who is getting better with racing. After finishing hard from midfield to score at the provincials over 1500m, she stepped up to Gr 3 grade, well it was a better class than that in a form race that has proven itself. She ran 3rd and just ahead of her was Autumn Angel who came out and won the Gr 1 ATC Oaks. Made up many lengths that day in the mud. Has claims.

PB Rating 8
Last 5 13513
Win $8.00 Place $2.80
  • Good on Soft

12. Private Legacy (10)

echo J: C Williams T: G Hickman

has ability as past few runs indicate, latest when coming from 16th on bend and finishing 6th to Good Banter and Autumn Angel over 2000m on heavy track in the Gr 3 Adrian Knox. That was very strong form race. Keep safe.

PB Rating 7.1
Last 5 x2146
Win $21.00 Place $6.00
  • Ready to Fire

13. Into You (11)

echo J: A Kelly T: S Keating

Has the makings of a smart stayer down the track. On pace and beaten a nostril last start in BM 70 at sandown over 2100m. Is fit but not drawn well so may struggle late.

PB Rating 7
Last 5 11672
Win $41.00 Place $10.00
  • Likes Dry Track

14. The Autumn Belle (16)

echo J: B Mertens T: H Dwyer

Consistent and has talent Badly drawn though. Her mum was 3rd in an Oaks and also ran a sub 2 mins for 2000m which very few horses are capable of doing. Anyway, this filly can run on which she did last start when beaten 4 lens by Wings Of Song here in 1800m Gr 3. This trip should suit.

PB Rating 7.8
Last 5 11227
Win $26.00 Place $7.00
  • Place Performer

15. Bon Mistress (5)

echo J: D Stackhouse T: Ken & K Keys

Is handy and has a nice gate but did finish 7 lengths behind Wings Of Song and Quickster last start here over 1800m. Hard to see her beating them home.

PB Rating 5.6
Last 5 0x729
Win $91.00 Place $21.00
  • Good on Soft

16. Infinity Imperial (17)

echo J: C Schofield T: L Howley

Interesting filly. Bred to sprint and did lead all the way to easily win a 2000m Cranbourne mdn last start on a damp track. This is lengths harder but she does have good staying talent.

PB Rating 7.2
Last 5 821
Win $126.00 Place $31.00
  • Good on Soft

17. Harvest Moon (18)

echo J: W Costin T: G Waterhouse & A Bott

may not get a run but has staying talent and will be thereabouts all the way. Showed that at $81 last start when a courageous 4th to Wings Of Song in the 1800m Gr 3. Will be near speed all the way.

PB Rating 5.9
Last 5 8x374
Win $81.00 Place $19.00
  • Likes Dry Track

18. Seeking Stardom (13)

echo J: Not Notified T: A Gluyas

Has some talent and likes to lead. Did that to win a BM 56 by 6 lengths two starts back. Led and wilted when 6th to Wings Of Song in the Auraria Gr 3 last start. Very, very rough place hope.

PB Rating 5.9
Last 5 92816
Win $151.00 Place $34.00
  • Likes Dry Track

19. Shut That D'Or (1)

echo J: S Fawke T: G Lynch

Maiden galloper who wouldn’t win this with a headstart.

PB Rating 4.5
Last 5 85x2
Win $251.00 Place $51.00
  • Likes Dry Track

First 4

1. Pulchritudinous, 2. Concello, 3. Wings Of Song, 4. Queen Of Dragons

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