Small Minds Wins Schweppes Oaks

Recently appointed as the head trainer for Nathan Tinkler?s Patinack Farm stables, John Thompson secured an impressive Group 1 quinella at Morphettville on Saturday when Small Mind won the $300, 000 Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (also known as the Australasian Oaks) ahead of stablemate No Evidence Needed.

Coming off a last-start victory in the Listed Adelaide Guineas, Canny Lad filly Small Minds ($26) put in a tremendous effort to beat home No Evidence Needed ($7), who made a late challenge for the win, by a mere neck with Danny O?Brien?s Ipioga ($9) in third.

The pre-race favourite Speedy Natalie failed to finish after bucking over the first couple of hundred metres before being taken out of the race, which was another blow for trainer Peter Moody after he had to scratch Set For Fame from the Group 1 Coolmore Classic in Sydney also on Saturday.

For more information on Small Mind?s win in the 2010 Australasian Oaks click on the race name.

Results of the 2010 Schweppes Oaks

Place

Horse

Trainer

Rider

1
SMALL MINDS
John Thompson Dean Holland
2
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
John Thompson Danny Nikolic
3
IPIOGA
Danny O?Brien James Winks
4
ALOHA
Mick Price Damien Oliver
5
SALINAS
Peter G Moody Luke Currie
6
MY EMOTION (NZ)
Michael Kent Steven King
7
ABSOLUTE FAITH
John McArdle Brad Rawiller
8
I?M DISCREET
Richard Jolly Chad Lever
9
SHADY GROVE
Richard Jolly Libby Hopwood
10
FURLINE
Phillip Stokes Ben Claridge
11
ARTISTIC ROCK
David Payne Jason Holder
12
NAKAAYA
Mick Price Craig Newitt
13
PINS ON ICE (NZ)
Danny O?Brien James Winks
14
MY MOJO?S BACK
Anthony Cummings Mark Zahra
15
LINKY DINK (NZ)
John P Thompson Paul Gatt
Failed To Finish
SPEEDY NATALIE
Scratched
EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ)
MARLEY AND ME
RHIANNON?S JOY