Williams’ Belmont Oaks 2014 Duo to Shimmer

July 4, 2014

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 www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Williams’ Belmont Oaks 2014 Duo to Shimmer

Karnup based horseman Grant Williams is preparing to saddle-up two livewire chances in the 2014 Belmont Oaks this Saturday including second favourite in the markets Midnight Shimmer.

The headline race in WA on the weekend, the $100,000 Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m) is shaping up as an exciting rematch between the two fillies that embarrassed the boys running the Belmont Guineas (1600m) quinella last time out.

Winner of that race by half a length in her black-type debut was the Adam Durrant-trained Tick Tick Bloom.

On Saturday she lines up over 2000m for the first time and is the odds-on favourite at $1.65 to secure the Guineas – Oaks double and her fourth straight win.

Distant $6.50 second pick in Belmont Oaks betting meanwhile is Williams’ well-tried Blackfriars filly Midnight Shimmer out to turn the tables on her last start conqueror.

On June 21 she finished half a length away second to Saturday’s favourite Tick Tick Bloom in the Guineas, improving with the blinkers on, and will be better over more distance on Saturday.

Williams though is still wary of the Guineas winner who came from last to run down his filly and come away with the win.

She’s got black-type form from Ascot having run in a number of stakes races during the autumn.

One of those was the Group 3 W.A. Oaks (2400m) on March 29 where she finished fourth behind Balmont Girl in an improved effort on her 14th behind the same filly the run before in the Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m).

While the Guineas was a little short for her liking the 2000m is sure to suit better on Saturday and if Tick Tick Bloom isn’t impressive over the distance, then Midnight Shimmer is the one to beat.

She’s joined in the 13-filly Belmont Oaks field then by stablemate Star Of Husson drawn in gate nine with Patrick Carbery riding.

Earlier this year the nicely bred daughter of Husson won three straight, back-to-back 1675m wins at Bunbury followed by an eye catching three and a half length romp over 2100m at Belmont in mid-May.

From there she ran fourth over 2200m back at the track behind Saxy Grace a fortnight later before her black-type test in the Listed Belmont Guineas.

She ran ninth that day beaten nearly six lengths, but it was the drop back from 2200m to 1600m rather than the class rise that got the better of her.

Star Of Husson then gets the chance to atone here as she sees more meters, paying $9 as one of five single figure chances in the markets.

“Adam’s horse [Tick Tick Bloom] looks hard to beat but our two have trained on pretty well,” Williams’ wife Alana told The West Australian this week.

“Star Of Husson didn’t handle the [Slow] track and Midnight Shimmer went super.”

To get behind one of Williams’ two in the Oaks, or if you fancy backing the favourite despite her odds-on price, then head over to Ladbrokes.com.au where your first deposit will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250!

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