The number of three-year-old fillies heading towards the Queensland Oaks 2013 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 1 is down 18 on last year with 69 hopefuls entered for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival classic.
Won 12 months ago by the John Sargent-trained New Zealander Quintesential who went on to run a brave second to Brambles up against the boys in the Queensland Derby, the $400,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) is again shaping up as a nice race.
As always there are plenty of interstate raiders out to steal the show from the locals including the Anthony Freedman-trained Kazanluk coming off a fourth in a Morphettville Group 3 and Kris Lees’ Snitzel filly Express Power.
Express Power was saved from the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) a week after her brave second to subsequent Australian Oaks winner Royal Descent in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 13 instead being saved for the Queensland Oaks.
There are a number of Queensland Oaks hopes that did run in the Sydney feature however including the Clarry Conners-trained runner-up Dear Demi who won the Crown Oaks last spring, and third placed Gondokoro from the stables of Pat Carey.
Zabeel filly Gondokoro also ran a good fourth in the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day.
Storm Queen Stakes runner-up Longport is also nominated for the Queensland Oaks, John Thompson’s daughter of Casino Prince last seen running fifth in the ATC Oaks on a Heavy rated track.
Also in the mix is the Michael Moroney-trained Zabeel filly La Zuma who improved on her 10th in the Auraria Stakes at in Adelaide two back to finish third behind Maybe Discreet and Grand Daughter in the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) last Saturday.
Some of the other notable Queensland Oaks nominations this year include last start Listed winner at Eagle Farm over the mile Fantisha, runner-up in the same race Catalonia and the Kevin Moses-trained Medusa’s Miss.
Below is the full list of 2013 Queensland Oaks entries.
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2013 Queensland Oaks Nominations
Eagle Farm – 01/06/2013
|1||A TAD APART||Roger Milne|
|2||ADORABEEL (NZ)||Guy Walter|
|3||ANNA LIZZIE||Alan Bailey|
|4||ANTARCTIC DREAM||Bruce W Hill|
|5||AVA’S DELIGHT||Darren Weir|
|6||AVERAU||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison|
|7||BLOSSOM DEAREST||Marcus Wilson|
|8||BRANNICKERS (NZ)||Kris Lees|
|11||CHEZZA’S TREASURE||Matthew Dunn|
|12||CONSIDERABLE||John P Thompson|
|13||DEAR DEMI||Clarry Conners|
|16||EXPRESS POWER||Kris Lees|
|17||FANCY DRESS (NZ)||John O’Shea|
|18||FANCY FERN||Allan Doyle|
|20||FIESTY BELLE||John P Thompson|
|22||GERMAYNE LASS||Desleigh Forster|
|23||GONDOKORO (NZ)||Pat Carey|
|24||GREEN CASHMERE||Bryan Dais|
|25||HILLARY’S CLANG||Paul Facoory|
|26||HOLD ME TIGHT||Barry Baldwin|
|27||IRELAND’S TEARDROP||Anthony Cummings|
|29||KIM DYNASTY||Bart Cummings|
|30||KNEAD THE DOUGH (NZ)||Guy Walter|
|31||LA ZUMA||Michael Moroney|
|32||LONGPORT||John P Thompson|
|34||MAGIC IN MOTION||Robert Heathcote|
|36||MEDUSA’S MISS||Kevin Moses|
|37||MISS ZENELLA (NZ)||Peter G Moody|
|38||NEVER DESPAIR||Jeffrey Caught|
|39||OFFENSE||John P Thompson|
|40||PASTORALE LASS (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|41||PETRONI (NZ)||Jason McLachlan|
|42||PHANTOM CALLER||Peter Balzen|
|43||PORCELLANUS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse|
|44||PREEN QUEEN||Kris Lees|
|47||RARE FRAGRANCE||Michael Lakey|
|48||RECKLESS ASSASSIN||John Sadler|
|49||RED THRILLER||Bryan Guy|
|51||ROYAL SAPPHIRE||Anthony Cummings|
|52||SILK AND DIAMONDS||Michael Kent|
|53||SMILES FOR LAYLA (NZ)||John P Thompson|
|54||SOAPY STAR||Kris Lees|
|55||STOLEN KISSES||Maryann Thexton|
|57||SUNSET MAGIC (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|58||THE LAST SHOWER (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|59||THOUSAND CARAT||David Pfieffer|
|60||TRANSONIC||John P Thompson|
|61||VALERIE D’AMOUR (NZ)||Barry Baldwin|
|62||VAQUERA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse|
|64||WATERFORD (NZ)||Tony Pike|
|65||WAY UP THERE||Frank Phillips|
|66||WISP O’ WILL||Bryan Guy|
|67||YANTAR (USA)||Michael Moroney|
|69||ZOMBIE DANCER||Greg Eurell|