May’s Dream Sprints Well to Claim 2014 Australasian Oaks

April 26, 2014

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May’s Dream Sprints Well to Claim 2014 Australasian Oaks

Resounding punters’ pick May’s Dream has produced a scintillating turn of foot to win the major Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville Racecourse this afternoon; charging home from the rear of the pack to find the line in the clear of Star Fashion and Scratchy Bottom.

May's Dream charges home to win the Group 1 Australasian Oaks for 2014

May's Dream (yellow cap) charges home to win the Group 1 Australasian Oaks for 2014. Picture: Jenny Barnes

Jumping only fairly, May’s Dream settled well off the pace of a fair tempo set by early leaders Akagera, Atatood and Rasa Lila; taking a position more than ten lengths behind when finding running order over the back straight.

Rounding the bend at the rear of the field and appearing well and truly out of contention, the New Approach filly quickly hit her straps and found several key lines between runners to edge her way to the front of the pack and finish only a nose in the clear.

Trainer Darren Weir was thrilled with May’s Dream’s strong finish to claim the 2014 Australasian Oaks, revealing the win as particularly special for the horse’s connections.

“She’s showed a lot all along and it’s just great for the owners; they’ve been with me since I’ve had a trainer’s licence” Weir said immediately after the 2014 Australasian Oaks.

“She’s a lot like her mother; very tough and can obviously stay.

“She got a bit light late in the spring, but she’s developed and hopefully we can bring her back this spring and win a better race.”

Appearing to have steered May’s Dream into an un-winnable position early in the final straight, Weir revealed his relief at Brad Rawiller’s ability to overcome the odds in the Australasian Oaks.

“It was a beautiful ride as it’s turned out, and that won the race” Weir added.

Rawiller was thrilled to finally deliver Weir a victory at the highest level of Australian racing this afternoon, having partnered several of the trainer’s mounts over all preceding seasons of his racing career.

“This is really a fantastic win; Darren’s been a great supporter for a long time but at the end of the day I hadn’t ridden a Group 1 for him yet” Rawiller said immediately after dismounting.

“It just gives me great satisfaction to know that I’m a Group 1 winning rider for him now and he’s just so well deserved with all the effort he puts into racing and his horses.”

While figuring in less-than-convincing position rounding onto the final straight, Rawiller said he was always confident of a late charge, but was relieved when all the chips fell in his favour.

“I was confident it was coming, but even at the 750 I wanted to get up behind Moody’s horse; he was terrific the other day and I knew it would be won going forward” Rawiller added.

“It’s very hard if you go widest before you straighten and we had a part of the track we wanted to get to, so I thought I’d come in and we really had to fight to get it.

“When we got it we needed luck to get between those two; she did lose some momentum when she did it but she was all full of fight and it was a well-deserved win.”

May’s Dream has now been confirmed to return to the spelling paddock ahead of a busy 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

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2014 Australasian Oaks Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 MAY’S DREAM Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 13 56kg $3.20F
2 4 STAR FASHION David Hayes Matthew Neilson 0.1L 5 56kg $9
3 6 SCRATCHY BOTTOM Michael Kent Michael Rodd 0.3L 6 56kg $7
4 8 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 0.9L 7 56kg $41
5 5 IN MASQUERADE (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.4L 4 56kg $7
6 16 NAVAJO RUN (NZ) Greg Eurell Daniel Stackhouse 3L 3 56kg $31
7 7 ARTISTIC LASS Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 3.1L 16 56kg $31
8 12 LOVE THE ROCK (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Mark Zahra 3.2L 8 56kg $61
9 3 EVERY FAITH Robert Smerdon Simon Price 3.3L 12 56kg $21
10 15 RASA LILA (NZ) David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 3.4L 1 56kg $41
11 9 REZONED (NZ) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 4.6L 10 56kg $15
12 2 GIRL IN FLIGHT Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 4.6L 11 56kg $4
13 17e MISS CAROBOSE Leigh Childs Shayne Cahill 4.7L 2 56kg $101
14 13 AKAGERA Peter G Moody Ryan Maloney 11.6L 14 56kg $51
15 11 ATATOOD Kane Harris Dean Yendall 14.6L 15 56kg $201
16 14 PERFECT COMPANY Greg Eurell Steven Arnold 20.5L 9 56kg $31

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