Caulfield Performance to Dictate Queensland Oaks Berth for Khutulun

May 14, 2014

Caulfield Performance to Dictate Queensland Oaks Berth for Khutulun

A strong performance at Caulfield this weekend has been identified as the telling factor in whether or not trainer Luke Oliver will send classy filly Khutulun on a trip north to contest the featured Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) on May 31st.

Jessy Belle is one of two leading chances of success for trainer Luke Oliver along with Khutulun this weekend

Jessy Belle is one of two leading chances of success for trainer Luke Oliver along with Khutulun this weekend. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Contesting a strong and impressive four race career so far, Oliver told AAP the Soldier’s Tale filly would have to finish in notable position to warrant the $11,550 late entry fee garnered by the Queensland Oaks.

“She would definitely have to run top three but certainly if she ran well we’ll consider it” Oliver said.

“So we get to run on Saturday and get to see how she pulls and we can decide whether we go there” Oliver added of the Wednesday cut-off for late entries.

Debuting with an impressive turn of foot to win the Visitmacedonranges.com Maiden (1212m) on March 21st, Khutulun was unlucky to finish fourth when blocked for a run in the Polytrack Fillies (1600m) on April 9th, but returned to the winner’s circle when beating a talented field to the line in the Routleys Bakery Fillies (1600m).

Running on to finish third in the LU Simon Builders Handicap (2000m) last time out, Khutulun is one of two major chances of success for Oliver this weekend, who will also saddle leading chance Jesse Belle in the Scone Guineas (1400m).

Confirmed to wear blinkers competitively for this first time in the Scone Guineas, Oliver has been thrilled with the form and class shown by Jesse Belle since finishing second in the Vafa Plate last time out, particularly in taking to work in the reverse way of going.

“This race has been our goal all preparation and we’ll only hit it third up and we’ve put the winkers on just to make her a little bit sharper” Oliver said.

“The last three or four weeks she has been galloping the reverse way at Caulfield. It feels like she’s a pretty adaptable horse so she’s ready to go up there and run well.”

Claiming an impressive record of three wins and four places from just eight competitive starts to date, Jessy Belle has quickly stamped her claims as one to watch over major fillies events throughout the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on all major races this weekend!

Sign up for the all-new Ladbrokes Card today to take advantage of your winnings just seconds after your pick has passed the post!

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

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

Horse Racing Today

Invincible Gem firms in 2018 T...

An inside barrier to help Cham...

An inside barrier to help Champagne Cuddles claim Group 1 win in 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara

A good barrier draw will assist Champagne Cuddles in winning a maiden Group 1...

Calanda to carry top weight in...

Calanda to carry top weight in 2018 W.J. Healy Stakes

The Team Snowden trained Calanda will carry the top weight in Saturday’s Group...

Tradesman is top weight for 20...

Tradesman is top weight for 2018 Tattersall’s Cup

Ipswich Cup winner Tradesman has been given the top weight for Saturday’s...

Moss ‘N’ Dale chal...

Moss ‘N’ Dale challenging for favouritism in 2018 Eye Liner Stakes betting

Victorian sprinter Moss ‘N‘ Dale is making a solid bid for favouritism for the...

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

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?