ATC Australian Oaks 2012 Nominations

Nominations for a number of the upcoming Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival elite levels have been taken this week including those for the fillies’ classic, the 2012 ATC Australian Oaks.

Mosheen

Mosheen could attempt the Australian Guineas - Australian Oaks 2012 double this autumn having already won the first leg

Set to run as one of the key support races on the Doncaster Mile Day program at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 21, the $550,000 Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) has this year attracted 64 three-year-old fillies at nomination stage.

The highest rated and sure to be favourite in the Australian Oaks odds at bookmaker.com.au of those fillies is Robert Smerdon’s Crown Oaks – Australian Guineas champion Mosheen.

After her historical win in the Australian Guineas over the Flemington mile on March 3, Mosheen will take on the boys again this Saturday when she faces Manawanui in the $500,000 Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m).

It will be her first look at a Sydney track since her second to Sepoy in the Golden Slipper nearly 12 months ago, and her first look at Royal Randwick home also to the Australian Oaks.

The other big name ATC Australian Oaks 2012 entries are then Streama and Silent Achiever.

Guy Walter’s in-form Stratum filly Streama, winner of the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick last October, turned the tables on her first-up conqueror Sea Siren when she beat them home second-up last weekend in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm.

As for the Roger James-trained O’Reilly filly Silent Achiever, this boom Kiwi youngster has won four straight back home this summer, all at Group level, including her easy two and a half length win in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 3.

The remainder of the ATC Oaks nominees are yet to reach the same heights as the top trio with some of the better fillies likely to appear Royal Randwick a week earlier for the $1.5 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) on April 14.

One lightly-raced filly that has huge potential and who will be given their chance in the ATC Oaks is Anthony Cummings’ progressive daughter of Captain Rio, She Goes To Rio.

She Goes To Rio scored her fourth career win form five starts last Sunday when she beat home the Peter Snowden-trained race favourite Detours in the Listed Canberra Guineas (1400m).

Other noteworthy ATC Australian Oaks entries include Bart Cummings’ Group 2 Kewney Stakes winner from last Saturday Empress Rock, Kewney Stakes third placegetter Bliss Street, Surround Stakes fourth placed Appearance who is a stablemate to Streama, the Peter Snowden-trained Euryale and last-start Gosford winning Snitzel filly Aliyana Tilde.

Late entries for the Patinack Farm Australian Oaks will close on Tuesday April 17 followed by final acceptances and the release of the 2012 ATC Oaks field on Wednesday April 18.

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2012 ATC Australian Oaks Nominations

Royal Randwick – Saturday April 21, 2012

# Horse Trainer
1 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker
2 ANGEL OF MERCY Gerald Ryan
3 ANGELUS Peter Snowden
4 APPEARANCE Guy Walter
5 ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie
6 BLISS STREET Daniel Morton
7 BOLD SARI Bart Cummings
8 BUGABOO (ARG) Grahame Begg
9 CALINE Peter Snowden
10 CHATEAU MARGAUX Peter G Moody
11 CHICHARITA (NZ) Michael Moroney
12 COLOURIST Guy Walter
13 COSTA SERENA Gai Waterhouse
14 CYCLONE STACEY Gai Waterhouse
15 DIAMOND DAYS (NZ) Michael Kent
16 DRINKS ALL ROUND (NZ) John O’Shea
17 EMPRESS ROCK Bart Cummings
18 EURYALE Peter Snowden
19 EVOLVE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
20 FLIGHT ODYSSEY Jason Warren
21 FLYING AQUILA Anthony Cummings
22 FONSSAGRIVES David Hayes
23 FRIDAY HUSSY David Hayes
24 HABAAYIB David Hayes
25 HEART OF ETERNITY Jason Williams
26 INVEST Clarry Conners
27 JOY’S CHOICE (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
28 LEICA BLIZZARD Jason Warren
29 LIGHTENS Guy Walter
30 LIPARI Pat Hyland
31 LOLA BEETLE Craig Ritchie
32 LOVE COMMANDS Brett Partelle
33 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon
34 OUR GIRL CHARLIZE Clarry Conners
35 PALE Guy Walter
36 PEDRINATE Gwenda Markwell
37 PINEAPPLE Kerry Parker
38 PLANET ROCK Peter J Williams
39 PLEASURENA Bill Prain
40 PLUMM Grahame Begg
41 QUACKQUACK John O’Shea
42 RAFIKI Pat Carey
43 RAHVEEL Leon Corstens
44 READINGS David Hayes
45 ROBBEN ISLAND (NZ) Richard Otto
46 ROCK ROBSTER David Hayes
47 ROSE PATTERN David Hayes
48 ROSINI Gai Waterhouse
49 SAVASONG (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
50 SHE GOES TO RIO (NZ) Anthony Cummings
51 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James
52 STAR OF TRALEE (NZ) Stephen Mckee
53 STREAMA Guy Walter
54 SUZANNE Clarry Conners
55 TAVARNELLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
56 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody
57 TOOCHUZY Guy Walter
58 TORAH Peter G Moody
59 TORCHSINGER Guy Walter
60 TOTAL ATTRACTION Peter G Moody
61 TWELVE OCLOCK ROCK (NZ) John O’Shea
62 WITTENOOM WAY Gerald Ryan
63 YOU CAN DANCE Robbie Griffiths
64 ZURELLA (NZ) Shaune Ritchie