2015 Queensland Oaks Field & Barriers: Winx in 13

Red hot favourite to win the Queensland Oaks 2015 in Brisbane on Saturday, the Chris Waller-trained Winx has come up with a double digit draw in the classic to run at Doomben Racecourse this year.


Winx has drawn 13 but could come in as low as barrier nine for the 2015 Queensland Oaks in Brisbane on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Traditionally held at the much roomier Eagle Farm track, this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Treasury Casino & Hotel Queensland Oaks (2200m) is run over an amended distance at the notoriously tight Doomben circuit and features a capacity field.

Jumping as Doomben Race 7 at 3:57pm (AEST) the Queensland Oaks line-up features 16 confirmed starters plus five emergencies waiting for a scratching to make the cut on race day.

Leading all the pre-field Queensland Oaks odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, Waller’s smart Street Cry filly Winx was runner-up to Gust Of Wind in the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) in Sydney on April 11 before her brilliant last-to-first Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (21600m) victory back down over the mile on May 16 in her final lead-up to Saturday.

In the Sunshine Coast Guineas jockey Larry Cassidy rode Winx to victory from a wide barrier 14 of 18 draw.

This weekend in Brisbane Cassidy is replaced by Hugh Bowman who chases his second Queensland Oaks victory following his success aboard the Kris Lees-trained Vitesse Dane (2005) a decade ago.

She is drawn in a similar gate to her Guineas winning position allocated barrier 13, which will become nine if the first four emergencies fail to get a run.

Single digit barriers have produced the past four Queensland Oaks winners with Scarlett Lady (2011) the last to win from nine, and also the last favourite to take out the classic.

Waller also saddles up Ballet Suite who has suffered a blow with the outside alley (21 into 16), which hasn’t produced a winner in the past 30 years.

Kerrin McEvoy rides the daughter of High Chaparral who bypassed the traditional Oaks lead-up in last weekend’s Group 2 The Roses (2000m) at the track and was last seen winning the Listed Princess Stakes on May 9.

The other filly best fancied in the Queensland Oaks betting markets also has work to do from a horror starting position with Gai Waterhouse’s The Roses winner Bohemian Lily drawn in 20 (into 15) with Blake Shinn retaining the ride.

Shinn has ridden the O’Reilly filly for her three most recent starts for two wins and a Princess Stakes second, the latest being her effortless four length romp in The Roses last Saturday in a race that has produced nine of the past 10 Queensland Oaks champions.

Other fillies in double digit barriers for the weekend’s feature include the Robert Smerdon-trained SA Fillies Classic third placed Ungrateful Ellen (12), Lisa Latta-trained Kiwi raider Platinum Witness (14) who local hoop Damian Browne rides for the second time following a The Roses sixth, Kris Lees’ ATC Oaks fourth placed Rustic Melody (17) and Anaphora (18) to be ridden by last year’s Queensland Oaks winning hoop Timothy Bell.

One of the top fillies to fair better in the Queensland Oaks barrier draw meanwhile is the Ben Currie-trained Col ‘N’ Lil (5) who apprentice Luke Tarrant will stick with after a nice recent run aboard the Toowoomba-based daughter of Bradbury’s Luck.

Col ‘N’ Lil has run second in three of her four most recent runs this autumn – winter season, the latest of which was behind the runaway winner Bohemian Lily at the track seven days ago come Saturday.

Other notable Queensland Oaks hopes and their allocated gates include the Bjorn Baker-trained Sebrina (8) and the Bart & James Cummings-trained Zarzali (9) to be ridden by Glen Boss and Tommy Berry respectively.

Check out the full Queensland Oaks 2015 field, barriers and jockeys below then visit Ladbrokes.com.au to open an account with the bookie set to offer the hottest odds on Saturday’s Group 1 this weekend!

2015 Queensland Oaks Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 7 (3:57pm) – 30/05/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 30154×2121 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 20 56.5kg
2 122×751521 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 13 56.5kg
3 141×141226 PLATINUM WITNESS Lisa Latta Damian Browne 14 56.5kg
4 521×11481 BALLET SUITE Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 21 56.5kg
5 24×3221242 RUSTIC MELODY Kris Lees James McDonald 17 56.5kg
6 1331×12242 COL ’N’ LIL Ben Currie Luke Tarrant (a) 5 56.5kg
7 1717190353 WHATALOVELYDAY Jon Walk Tegan Harrison 11 56.5kg
8 6×13974125 EXQUISITE JEWEL (NZ) Sue Walsh Jim Byrne 4 56.5kg
9 323013 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Glyn Schofield 10 56.5kg
10 x1x2108619 SWIFT LADY (NZ) John Sargent TBA 16 56.5kg
11 62x81x314 SEBRINA Bjorn Baker Glen Boss 8 56.5kg
12 x2472x1315 ANAPHORA Tony Noonan Timothy Bell 18 56.5kg
13 14204×3153 UNGRATEFUL ELLEN Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 12 56.5kg
14 2×24442160 NO TRICKS (NZ) Wayne Walters Michael Cahill 3 56.5kg
15 6311573 ZARZALI Bart & James Cummings Tommy Berry 9 56.5kg
16 x31412x424 YULONG BABY Mick Price Craig Newitt 19 56.5kg
17e 610930×365 IMPERIAL LASS (NZ) Peter G Moody TBA 1 56.5kg
18e 511 CHAMPION STAGE (NZ) John Sargent TBA 6 56.5kg
19e 32×312 SHANDAARA (NZ) Robbie Laing TBA 7 56.5kg
20e 0363248173 MINE WITH LIME Matt Kropp TBA 2 56.5kg
21e x6519x6059 STEWBALL Phyllis Kalinowski TBA 15 56.5kg


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