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
LINKY DINK (NZ)
|John P Thompson||Paul Gatt||13||56|
MY EMOTION (NZ)
|Michael Kent||Steven King||12||56|
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
|John P Thompson||Danny Nikolic||19||56|
|John McArdle||Brad Rawiller||11||56|
|Richard Jolly||Chad Lever||2||56|
|Peter G Moody||Dwayne Dunn||4||56|
|Peter G Moody||Luke Currie||14||56|
|Mick Price||Damien Oliver||6||56|
|John P Thompson||Dean Holland||17||56|
PINS ON ICE (NZ)
|Danny O’Brien||James Winks||18||56|
|Mick Price||Craig Newitt||7||56|
|David Payne||Jason Holder||10||56|
|Phillip Stokes||Ben Claridge||15||56|
|Danny O’Brien||Clare Lindop||8||56|
MY MOJO’S BACK
|Anthony Cummings||Mark Zahra||9||56|
|Richard Jolly||Libby Hopwood||3||56|
|T & K O’Sullivan||Holly McKechnie||16||56|
MARLEY AND ME