2010 Australasian Oaks Preview

February 26th, 2010

The 2010 Australasian Oaks will run at Adelaide’s magnificent Allan Scott Park, Morphettville on Saturday March 20 as part of the highly anticipated Robert Sangster Stakes Day.

The Group 1 Australasian Oaks is one of three high status feature Group events on the day, the others being the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes and the Group 3 The Jansz National Stakes.

This year the Australasian Oaks is worth $300, 000 and will be sponsored by Schweppes. The lucrative 2000m staying event is sure to attract an elite field of three-year-old fillies seeking that illustrious Group 1 victory.

A likely starter in the 2010 Australasian Oaks is the promising John Thompson-trained No Evidence Needed

A likely starter in the 2010 Australasian Oaks is the promising John Thompson-trained No Evidence Needed. The Shamardal filly has had a solid career to date, winning four of her nine race starts but will need to prove herself over the 2000m distance as all of her wins have been between 1200m – 1600m so far.

Top Melbourne trainer Peter Moody is looking towards the 2010 Australasian Oaks for his improving filly Speedy Natalie. A striking win at Moonee Valley on February 13 made the decision to move Speedy Natalie onto the Group 1 Australasian Oaks an easy one for Moody.

Speedy Natalie, a $70, 000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase, won her debut stakes race in Adelaide and it will be interesting to see her return to SA for the Australasian Oaks.

Another classy filly on the path to Australasian Oaks glory is the Anthony Cummings-trained Tallow. The Street Cry filly, who took out the Group 3 The Vanity on January 30, is owned John Singleton who said she is being prepared for the Morphettville feature before moving on to the Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks at Randwick on April 17.