Conners Confident in 2012 Crown Oaks Hope Dear Demi

November 8, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Conners Confident in 2012 Crown Oaks Hope Dear Demi

She may have run a disappointing fourth in the Wakeful Stakes last time out but Dear Demi is still on track to be a competitive force in the Crown Oaks 2012 this afternoon according to her trainer Clarry Conners.

Dear Demi

Dear Demi is second favourite for the 2012 Crown Oaks this afternoon

The daughter of Dehere has been a consistent and honest filly since her debut run at Randwick back in October last year.

Highlights of her 14-start career to date include her second to Pierro in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) in April, her Group 2 victory in the Furious Stakes (1400m) in September and her second elite level minor placing when runner-up to Commanding Jewel in the Thousand Guineas (1600m) two starts back.

Dear Demi however could only manage to finish three lengths away fourth to the very promising Anthony Freedman-trained Zydeco last start in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington on November 3 which was her first look at 2000m.

This afternoon Dear Demi will face Zydeco, who she beat home in the Guineas, again when they jump the top two fancies in the $1 million Group 1 VRC Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse.

Zydeco, in gate seven with Kerrin McEvoy retaining the ride, is the clear $2.10 favourite and firming in the Crown Oaks odds.

Dear Demi then occupies the second line of Crown Oaks betting at a quote of $5 after drawing gate 12 of 15 with Jim Cassidy to ride her for the third time on the trot.

While she certainly has a smart filly in Zydeco to beat, Dear Demi won’t go down without a fight according to Conners who believes the extra distance of the Oaks and the fact she meets the field on equal weights (55.5kg) having carried 56.5kg to Zydeco’s 54kg in the Wakeful will both work in her favour.

“I was disappointed with the Wakeful because I’ve been waiting a long time to get her to Flemington,” Conners said.

“The weight turnaround of two-and-a-half kilos will help and the extra distance will suit.

“I have no worries on that score.”

Conners will be vying for his third VRC Oaks success this afternoon having taken out the classic with Research (1988) and Aborea (1993), but he knows that a few things need to go Dear Demi’s way if she is to join his Crown Oaks winning contingent.

“Dear Demi is a bit more delicate than those two were,” Conners said.

“And she has drawn wide again. She has had no luck with barriers and will need a good ride from Jimmy.”

Check out the full Crown Oaks 2012 betting odds and options available online now at who also have a juicy $400 bonus bet available if you are new to sign-up, deposit and quote the code BONUSBET with them this spring!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field