Delicacy wins 2015 Australasian Oaks

May 2nd, 2015

Western Australian star Delicacy has won the 2015 Group 1 Australasian Oaks, also known as the Schweppes Stakes, at Morphettville today.

WA star Delicacy wins the 2015 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville

WA star Delicacy wins the 2015 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville. Picture: Jenny Barnes

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

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
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