Australian Oaks 2011 Nominations Feature 94 Fillies

One of the premier showdowns for three-year-old fillies held at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is the $550,000 Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks (2400m) to be held at Randwick on Doncaster Mile Day April 16 and the nominations for the 2011 Australian Oaks have been released.

The 2011 Patinack Farm AJC Oaks early entries feature 94 fillies including last weekend’s upset winner of the Group 1 Australian Guineas, Shamrocker.

The Danny O’Brien-trained Shamrocker was runner-up to Brazilian Pulse in last year’s Crown Oaks but still went out in the Australian Guineas as a $31 roughie before storming home to claim a tidy win over Peter Snowden’s Elusive Quality colt Bullbars.

O’Brien has also entered his improving grey filly Frenetica and Crown Oaks third placegetter Placement along with Shamrocker for the Australian Oaks 2011.

The filly that narrowly defeated Shamrocker in the 2010 Crown Oaks, Brazilian Pulse is also among the 2011 Australian Oaks nominations and is set to resume racing this Saturday March 12 in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington.

Sydney’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse, who won the 2010 AJC Oaks with Once Were Wild, has nominated three of her fillies for this year’s event with consistent Encosta De Lago three-year-old Ice Creme, Timarete and More Strawberries.

Of the trio More Strawberries is Waterhouse’s best chance of back-to-back AJC Oaks, the daughter of More Than Ready having already amassed $685,450 in prize money from her two career wins in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1500m) during her spring preparation.

Another early favourite among the 2011 AJC Oaks nominees is the Greg Eurell-trained Pinker Pinker.

Classy Reset filly Pinker Pinker enjoyed a brilliant win on Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield on February 26 taking out the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) and earning a shot at the AJC Oaks.

The 2011 Patinack Farm Australian Oaks final field of acceptances will be released on Wednesday April 13 and published here at Races.com.au along with the barrier draw and race form guide.

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2011 Patinack Farm AJC Australian Oaks Nominations

# Horse Trainer
1 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent
2 AFFIRMATIVE (NZ) Graeme Rogerson
3 AIN’TNOFALLENSTAR Lee Freedman
4 ANNIE HIGGINS (NZ) Lance Noble
5 ARIZONA MISS (NZ) Michael Kent
6 AVARELLI (NZ) Guy Walter
7 AWESOME IMAGE Craig Carmody
8 BALLYKISHEEN Guy Walter
9 BECERRA Lee Freedman
10 BLINDING (NZ) Dick Bothwell
11 BLISSFUL HONOUR Ian Savins
12 BOOKLET Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
13 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) Michael Moroney
14 BRIDE SALAMA Anthony Cummings
15 CANNERY ROW Guy Walter
16 CASULA GAL Chris Waller
17 CHAPARRAL LASS (NZ) Lance Noble
18 CHOIRS Robert Price
19 CHULA VISTA Anthony Cummings
20 COOL FLYER Terry Croft
21 CORAL REEF David Hayes
22 COUNT YOUR FINGERS John P Thompson
23 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton
24 DATING (NZ) Graeme Rogerson
25 DEMON NURSE Lesley Jeffriess
26 DINKY MINK Anthony Cummings
27 DIVORCES Peter Snowden
28 DO RA MI (NZ) Peter G Moody
29 DREAMWORKER Grahame Begg
30 ELLA ZABELLA (NZ) Mick Price
31 FAITH FIREBIRD Leon Corstens
32 FAITH IN MY Steve Englebrecht
33 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin
34 FINAL FLING (NZ) Bruce Wallace
35 FRENETICA Danny O’Brien
36 GRENADA ROAD Peter G Moody
37 HAUT TON Peter Snowden
38 HIDDEN TREASURE Mark F Webb
39 HOLLYWELL Guy Walter
40 HONOR NET (NZ) John O’Shea
41 ICE CREME Gai Waterhouse
42 INSURGENT (NZ) Roger James
43 IRON LACE Chris Waller
44 JETER John P Thompson
45 KIM HEAVEN Bart Cummings
46 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Jason Bridgman
47 LA FANTASTIQUE Robert Smerdon
48 LADY LONHRO Diane Poidevin-Laine
49 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody
50 MAGIC IVY (NZ) Bob Thomsen
51 MAGIC TARTAN (NZ) John P Thompson
52 MIRACLE MAGIC Bede Murray
53 MIRJULISA LASS Gregory Hickman
54 MISS OPULENCE Garry Frazer
55 MONEY TREE Kevin Moses
56 MORE STRAWBERRIES Gai Waterhouse
57 NEXT (NZ) Russell Cameron
58 NICKYNOO’S GIRL Stephen Hill
59 NOTJUSTAPRETTYFACE Matthew Dale
60 OFF AND LAUGHING John P Thompson
61 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell
62 PLACEMENT (NZ) Danny O’Brien
63 PRECIOUS LORRAINE David Hayes
64 QUEEN’S FASHION David Hayes
65 ROCKET GIRL Anthony Cummings
66 ROSE OF PEACE Gary Portelli
67 SAVANAH RUSH (NZ) Arron Tata
68 SAVANNAH’S CHOICE Chris Waller
69 SCARLETT LADY (NZ) Graeme Rogerson
70 SECOND DRAW John P Thompson
71 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien
72 SHEZATEN (NZ) Tony Vasil
73 SHIBBOLETH (NZ) Roger James
74 SHYLIGHT David Brideoake
75 SISTINE ANGEL Andrew Noblet
76 SLOW THE FLOW Matthew Smith
77 SMASH HIT David Payne
78 SONG AND ROSES Kevin Moses
79 SONG SHAN Anthony Cummings
80 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
81 STORM BURST Peter G Moody
82 SWORN TO SECRECY (NZ) John O’Shea
83 TERPSICHORE Andrew Noblet
84 TERRIFIC TULLA Anthony Cummings
85 THAT’S ME SECRET Jason Coyle
86 TIMARETE Gai Waterhouse
87 TRIPLE SIX Grahame Begg
88 TWO TIMES A LADY (NZ) Joanna Methven
89 VERY CHERRY Leon Corstens
90 WHO’S READY Alan Scorse
91 WILLOW CREEK Peter G Moody
92 WONDERGAL Anthony Cummings
93 ZAMERIT (NZ) Anthony Cummings
94 ZIGZAG Guy Walter