Western Australian star Delicacy has won the 2015 Group 1 Australasian Oaks, also known as the Schweppes Stakes, at Morphettville today.
Delicacy chased down leader and second favourite Fenway, who held on for second, ahead of Bahamas in third. Favourite Fontein Ruby was in an awkward position for most of the race and never figured in the finish.
After already claiming victory in the Group 3 Western Australian Oaks and the Group 2 WATC Derby in Perth, today’s result was Delicacy’s maiden Group 1 victory. It was also the first win for jockey Peter Hall at Group 1 level.
Delicacy maybe be a chance to run in the 2015 South Australian Derby at Morphettville in a week on May 9th.
“It was a great ride, he used no petrol tickets early, that was our plan and it has paid off,” trainer Grant Williams said after the impressive win.
“We will just see how she pulls up and she may go to the [South Australian] Derby next week, but we will just let her tell us that.
“This is what it is all about.”
Australasian Oaks Results 2015
|1||3||DELICACY||Grant Williams||Peter Hall||–||10||56kg||$7|
|2||1||FENWAY||Lee & Shannon Hope||Blake Shinn||1.2L||6||56kg||$4.80|
|3||14||BAHAMAS||Dan O’Sullivan||Damien Oliver||1.5L||3||56kg||$21|
|4||5||JURASOUND||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||3.8L||1||56kg||$14|
|5||9||UNGRATEFUL ELLEN||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||4.3L||13||56kg||$13|
|6||7||SEA SPRAY||John Moloney||Nicholas Hall||5L||11||56kg||$17|
|7||4||WINE TALES||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5.3L||8||56kg||$7|
|8||15||CATHY’S MARK||Nigel Blackiston||James Winks||5.4L||4||56kg||$21|
|9||6||FITOCRACY||Jon O’Connor||Todd Pannell||6.1L||9||56kg||$41|
|10||10||LADY SHARAPOVA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||6.2L||7||56kg||$51|
|11||2||FONTEIN RUBY||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||6.6L||2||56kg||$3.80F|
|12||8||KANSAS SUNFLOWER (NZ)||Luke Oliver||Chris Symons||6.9L||16||56kg||$17|
|13||16||HIPSTER GIRL||Jason Warren||Ben Melham||9.4L||12||56kg||$101|
|14||13||CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ)||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||10L||15||56kg||$19|
|15||11||NOT A HAPPY CAMPER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dom Tourneur||11.1L||5||56kg||$101|
|16||12||REDASUN||Greg Eurell||Steven Arnold||11.9L||14||56kg||$41|
|–||19e||RATHER HEROIC||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–||–|
|–||20e||REGAL MAGNUS||Daniel Clarken||–||–||0||–||–|
|–||17e||TRY YOUR BEST (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Matthew Neilson||–||0||–||–|
|–||18e||COACHELLA (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||–||0||–||–|