Queensland Oaks Fancies Highlight The Roses Final Field

May 20, 2015

Queensland Oaks Fancies Highlight The Roses Final Field

15 classy fillies have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 2 The Roses (2000m) at Doomben Racecourse, highlighted by the inclusion of some of several leading contenders for Saturday week’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks.

Ballet Suite will leave from barrier 8 in the 2015 Doomben Roses. Photo: Daniel Costello

Ballet Suite will leave from barrier 8 in the 2015 Doomben Roses. Photo: Daniel Costello

Ballet Suite won the key form-indicating Listed Princess Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago and has been confirmed in the 2015 The Roses final field.

Finishing outside the first three only a handful of times in eight career starts, Ballet Suite found great form over the Autumn Carnival; winning the TAB Place Multi BM70 (1600m) on March 11th before running a commendable fourth in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (200m) a fortnight later.

While unable to handle the late pace when eighth in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m), the High Chaparral filly’s most recent performance, allocation of the central barrier 8 and confirmation she will be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy means she will be tough to beat in the 2015 Doomben Roses.

Bohemian Lily ran a close second in the Princess Stakes last time but will need some luck in running in The Roses after drawing the somewhat awkward barrier 11.

Beginning her racing in her native New Zealand, Bohemian Lily was transferred to the care of Gai Waterhouse after finishing a credible fifth in the Group 3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) and fourth in the Group 2 Royal Stakes (2000m).

Debuting in Australia for second in the Drummond Golf BM67 (1600m), the O’reilly filly posted a maiden black type in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) in her only other start prior to the Princess Stakes on April 25th.

Waterhouse is confident Bohemian Lily is the one to beat in the Queensland Oaks and has confirmed Blake Shinn for the ride on Saturday.

Kris Lees included two fillies in nominations for The Roses, but has confirmed only leading contender Fitocracy will take her position in the Group 2 race on Saturday.

Fitocracy was won two of 13 career starts so far; finishing in the minors a further five times.

Capping a strong Spring Carnival a credible fourth in the Listed City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes (1400m) on November 15th, the Denman filly won the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville on April 18th before a luckless run for ninth in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (200m) on May 2nd.

Sure to relish a step-back in class, Fitocracy will also need luck from barrier 12 but is sure to be boosted by the addition of renowned jockey Tye Angland in The Roses.

Leading kiwi filly Platinum Witness is yet to appear on course competitively in Australia but is the highest rated horse confirmed in The Roses final field and is sure to lay a great account for herself from barrier 7.

Claiming four wins and seven minors from 15 career starts, the California Dane filly won both the Listed Armadillo Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas (1600m) most notably over an impressive spring preparation in New Zealand.

Returning this time in similarly devastating form, Platinum Witness won each of the Listed Group 3 Gold Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 Lowland Stakes (2100m); placing second in both the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) and Listed Rotorua Stakes (1400m) most recently.

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2015 The Roses Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9141×14122 PLATINUM WITNESS Lisa Latta Damian Browne 7 56.5kg 92
2 521×11481 BALLET SUITE Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 56.5kg 87
3 3274×47719 FITOCRACY Kris Lees Tye Angland 12 56.5kg 75
4 530154×212 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 11 56.5kg 81.5
5 5171719035 WHATALOVELYDAY Jon Walk Tegan Harrison 2 56.5kg 72.5
6 16×1397412 EXQUISITE JEWEL (NZ) Sue Walsh Jim Byrne 4 56.5kg 84
7 31331×1224 COL ’N’ LIL Ben Currie Luke Tarrant (a) 6 56.5kg 73
8 62x81x31 SEBRINA Bjorn Baker Glen Boss 13 56.5kg 77
9 12×2444216 NO TRICKS (NZ) Wayne Walters Michael Cahill 15 56.5kg 79.5
10 1260×96310 ELUSIVE CATCH (NZ) Liam Birchley Zac Purton 10 56.5kg 71
11 x233x69162 LEAD HUSSON Harold Hayes Justin P Stanley 9 56.5kg 66
12 4x31412x42 YULONG BABY Mick Price Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg 68
13 741×4919 RATHER HEROIC Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 14 56.5kg 64
14 2210×48922 GLITTER FACE John P Thompson Timothy Bell 1 56.5kg 60
15 4179×00646 ARTISTIC CHOICE Kathy Stabe Ric McMahon 5 56.5kg 56

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