2011 Australasian Oaks Field Preview

February 2nd, 2011

The Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival is heating up with the 2011 Australasian Oaks set to be run on Saturday March 26, 2011.

The $300,000 Australasian Oaks is held annually at Morphettville Racecourse and features some of the best three-year-old filly stayers in the country.

Contested over a distance of 2000 metres, the 2011 Australasian Oaks is a set-weight race, with all fillies carrying 56 kilograms.

One race that is always used as a lead up race to the Australasian Oaks and a preview of a runner’s form is the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m), which is run on Saturday March 14, 2011.

Horses that run in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks are often then targeted at the Group 3 South Australian Fillies Classic (2,400m) held this year on Saturday April 9, 2011.

Punters can try a betting double for the two races with online bookmaker Luxbet.

Trainer Michael Hickmott is targeting his filly Always Discreet for a 2011 Australasian Oaks start.

“She’s already been Stakes-placed so she qualifies for all the good races,” Mr Hickmott said.

And he’s hoping that the Australasian Oaks is only the beginning of Always Discreet’s success.

“She’s got a lot of ability,” Mr Hickmott said.

“Hopefully she can keep going along and performing.”

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