2016 Australian Oaks First Acceptances Feature Jameka

Ciaron Maher’s Crown Oaks winner Jameka is one of the headline first acceptances taken by Racing NSW this week for the Australian Oaks 2016 at Royal Randwick on April 9.


Melbourne’s Crown Oaks winner from the spring Jameka is one of the headline 2016 ATC Oaks first acceptances for April 9 at Randwick. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Held on Day 2 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’, this season’s $1 million Group 1 James Boags Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) originally drew 119 nominations.

There are now just 56 three-year-old fillies vying for a spot in the capacity 14-starter Australian Oaks field including Jameka who shoots for the VRC Oaks – ATC Oaks double during her three-year-old season.

She has had two runs this time in, both in Melbourne, the daughter of Myboycharlie last seen running a credible fifth to Palentino when taking on the boys in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington.

Jameka sits top of the pre-field Australian Oaks odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at $7, equal with Risque who also ran in the Australian Guineas finishing only a half-length third over the mile.

The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Kiwi import won her Australian debut prior to that in Caulfield’s Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) and is a Group 1 winner back in NZ having won the 1000 Guineas last November.

Lindsay Park’s Hayes & Dabernig have a total of three Australian Oaks first acceptors with Risque joined by High Chaparral filly Sacred Eye and the stable’s Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) winner from the spring Stay With Me.

Stay With Me is an $11 Australian Oaks hope after she ran two lengths away fourth to Le Romain in last weekend’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) at the track, but she is yet to step out further than a mile over her 10 start career.

Also paying $11 in all-in Australian Oaks betting this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival are the John O’Shea-trained Ambience and Honesta for John Thompson.

Street Cry filly Ambience won the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) on Derby Day last season before her Crown Oaks third and returned on February 27 when second last crossing eighth to undefeated stablemate Ghisoni in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m).

O’Shea and Godolphin also paid the ATC Oaks first acceptance fee for Teofilo filly Asinara and Seltzer who are both as yet untested in black-type company.

Honesta was a perennial runner-up in the spring placing second four times on the trot including in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick and Flemington’s Crown Oaks over further.

She ran first-up in the Surround Stakes also but was unplaced when sixth in her third start at Randwick.

Other early fancies for the Australian Oaks this season include the Stephen Marsh-trained New Zealand raider Sofia Rosa ($13) who has won four from eight to date and who has previous Sydney race experience, and Sailing By ($15) for Caulfield horseman Mick Price.

Check out the full Australian Oaks 2016 first acceptances below before the final field and barriers are released on Tuesday April 5.

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2016 Australian Oaks First Acceptances

Randwick Racecourse – 09/04/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1180×667 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney 56kg
2 3x18x ALITTLE LOOSE F 3 Michael Kent 56kg
3 5×52136 ALL THAT I KNOW F 3 Peter G Moody 56kg
4 2x311313x8 AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea 56kg 90
5 114 ASINARA F 3 John O’Shea 56kg 68
6 0x518 AURORA’S STAR F 3 Anthony Cummings 56kg 62
7 11 BELIEVE F 3 Anthony Cummings 56kg 68
8 742 BULLA BABY F 3 Ron Quinton 56kg
9 418113 CAPELLA (NZ) F 3 Danica Guy 56kg
10 221×033411 CHABAUD (NZ) F 3 Robert Smerdon 56kg
11 2 CONSOMMATEUR (NZ) F 3 Michael Kent 56kg
12 6×53215719 COOL TART (NZ) F 3 Roger James 56kg
13 8847523×08 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE F 3 David Payne 56kg
14 693 CRY FOR TERRE F 3 Anthony Cummings 56kg
15 7x6637x122 DAISY’S JOY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56kg 66
16 00×88 DASH FOR GEORGIA F 3 Peter Ioannou 56kg
17 35×223 DIAMOND MADE F 3 Bruce Cross 56kg
18 1142 DIXIE BLOSSOMS F 3 Ron Quinton 56kg 73
19 22×1 FALKENBERG F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56kg 65
20 3×33 GLOBAL GOOD F 3 Jim Conlan 56kg
21 6×21 HAPPY HANNAH F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56kg 64
22 731×15 HEARTLINGS F 3 Kerry Parker 56kg 71
23 42112222×6 HONESTA F 3 John P Thompson 56kg 95
24 0x65430 HUMILITY F 3 Craig Ritchie 56kg
25 3x221x9 INDARRA (NZ) F 3 Robert Smerdon 56kg
26 2464x IRISH OZZIE F 3 Grant & Peter Dalziel 56kg
27 1x33211x45 JAMEKA F 3 Ciaron Maher 56kg
28 4330×13 JEZZABBA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56kg
29 37×9 KARAKA LASS F 3 John Sargent 56kg
30 54x56305x4 LAUREN’S MAGIC F 3 Gary Nickson 56kg
31 175x105x9 LET HER RIP (NZ) F 3 Shaune Ritchie 56kg
32 6×7162 MALI ROSE F 3 Gai Waterhouse 56kg
33 4538×91308 MEGAWATT (NZ) F 3 Shaune Ritchie 56kg
34 2211262211 MIME (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker 56kg
35 x41624x338 MISS WILSON F 3 Simon Morrish 56kg
36 065×48 MON BEL AMI F 3 Lee Curtis 56kg
37 451 MOONLIGHT TRANCE F 3 James Cummings 56kg 61
38 2x321x NEW CELEBRE F 3 Grant & Peter Dalziel 56kg
39 77×4 O’REILLY’S ANGEL (NZ) F 3 Bryce Heys 56kg
40 6475×71167 PEGGY’S COVE F 3 Paul Perry 56kg 57
41 6x575508x3 PRINCESS ARIA F 3 Marc Conners 56kg
42 05×029 RAINBOW PARK (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 56kg
43 2x61211x13 RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56kg 92
44 12217×5 SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56kg 86
45 3x31324x20 SAILING BY F 3 Mick Price 56kg 77
46 8x054152x6 SAVANNAH ROSE F 3 Gary Nickson 56kg 66
47 7x2631x451 SELF ESTEEM F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56kg 70
48 8x21x66 SELTZER F 3 John O’Shea 56kg 61
49 0x5114 SHANAKEE (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 56kg 59
50 64×127 SHOTGUN ROULETTE F 3 Wayne Wilkes 56kg 54
51 32098×4022 SINGLE GAZE F 3 Nick Olive 56kg 83
52 x167x1F1x1 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh 56kg
53 x11616x534 STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56kg 102
54 1x07696x60 THE GREY FLASH F 3 Robbie Laing 56kg
55 143511 VALLEY GIRL (NZ) F 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs 56kg
56 44×46 ZASORCERESS (NZ) F 3 Jason Warren 56kg


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