Group 1 Schweppes Oaks Final Field & Preview

This Saturday Morphettville Racecourse will be home to one of the Adelaide racing carnival?s most anticipated meetings, featuring two terrific Group 1 races.

The $300, 000 Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m), also known as the Australasian Oaks, is one of these prestigious events and this year the race has attracted 16 quality fillies plus three emergencies.

Winner of the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic My Emotion is looking to secure back-to-back Group success on Saturday in the 2010 Schweppes Oaks. Trained by Michael Kent, the daughter of Savabeel has had only seven career starts and has saluted in three of those.

My Emotion will start from barrier 12 on Saturday and will be ridden by Steven King.

A number of highly rated contenders for the Schweppes Oaks have drawn poorly including the Danny O?Brien-trained Pins On Ice (18), John Thompson?s last start winner of the Listed Adelaide Guineas Small Minds (17) and Thompson?s other starter No Evidence Needed (19).

Contenders that have fared better in the barrier draw for Saturday include Richard Jolly?s improving filly I?m Discreet (2) and stablemate Shady Grove (3).

The other exciting Group 1 race scheduled for the meeting is the $300, 000 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 The Jansz National Stakes will also run on the day.

A more detailed race preview for the 2010 Australasian Oaks can be found by clicking on the race name.

2010 Group 1 Australasian Schweppes Oaks Final Field & Barrier Draw

No.

Horse

Trainer

Rider

Barrier

Weight (kg)

1
LINKY DINK (NZ)
John P Thompson Paul Gatt 13 56
2
MY EMOTION (NZ)
Michael Kent Steven King 12 56
3
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
John P Thompson Danny Nikolic 19 56
4
ABSOLUTE FAITH
John McArdle Brad Rawiller 11 56
5
I’M DISCREET
Richard Jolly Chad Lever 2 56
6
SPEEDY NATALIE
Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 4 56
7
SALINAS
Peter G Moody Luke Currie 14 56
8
ALOHA
Mick Price Damien Oliver 6 56
9
SMALL MINDS
John P Thompson Dean Holland 17 56
10
PINS ON ICE (NZ)
Danny O’Brien James Winks 18 56
11
NAKAAYA
Mick Price Craig Newitt 7 56
12
ARTISTIC ROCK
David Payne Jason Holder 10 56
13
FURLINE
Phillip Stokes Ben Claridge 15 56
14
IPIOGA
Danny O’Brien Clare Lindop 8 56
15
MY MOJO’S BACK
Anthony Cummings Mark Zahra 9 56
16
SHADY GROVE
Richard Jolly Libby Hopwood 3 56
17e
EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)
T & K O’Sullivan Holly McKechnie 16 56
18e
MARLEY AND ME
Gordon Richards 1 56
19e
RHIANNON’S JOY
Rick Hore-Lacy 5 56