Abbey Marie is the 2016 Australasian Oaks Winner

May 7, 2016

Abbey Marie is the 2016 Australasian Oaks Winner

Abbey Marie has broken through for a maiden win at the highest level in only her third career start this afternoon; producing a perfectly-timed sprint to win the featured Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville this afternoon.

Abbey Marie finished over the top of Silent Sedition to win the Australasian Oaks. Photo by: Jenny Barnes

Abbey Marie finished over the top of Silent Sedition to win the Australasian Oaks. Photo by: Jenny Barnes

Abbey Marie had not raced over a distance greater than 1440m leading into the Australasian Oaks, but interestingly figured as outright second-favourite to win the fillies’ feature this afternoon.

Jumping from the gates well, jockey Luke Nolen elected to take a position within the capacity field as Jacqui’s Joy, Bengal Cat and Lopartega took up the early running.

Rounding onto the straight back and with plenty to do, Nolen found a gap between runners with 400m to run and a clear line to the finish; asking for an extra effort late and greeted with a particularly scintillating turn of foot to pip race favourite Silent Sedition on the line.

Trialling well in the lead-up to her competitive debut, Abbey Marie immediately stamped herself as a filly to follow when taking out the Cove Hotel Maiden (1300m) at Ladbrokes Park by a length on March 23rd.

Caught wide in the JRA BM70 (1440m) from the outside at Caulfield a fortnight ago, the Redoute’s Choice filly perhaps gave her best indication of what was to follow when charging clear and savaging the line for a near-two length success, regardless of the horror run in transit.

Silent Sedition remained on the top line of Australasian Oaks betting all week and appeared to have the race sewn-up with 200m to run, before being pipped on the line.

The War Chant filly contested a far-more tradition lead-up to this afternoon’s feature race at Morphettville; taking out the Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m) on March 19th and running second in a talent-rich Sandown minor over a mile on April 9th before winning the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) a fortnight ago.

Local hope C’est Beau La Vie produced a typically gutsy performance to finish third in the Australasian Oaks; beating smart David Hayes and Tom Dabernig runner Sacred Eye by half a length.

Punters who backed Abbey Marie with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au have been paid out on a generous quote of $7 for success this afternoon.

2016 Australasian Oaks Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 14 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Luke Nolen 2 56kg $7
2 6 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 0.4L 5 56kg $4F
3 7 C’EST BEAU LA VIE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 1.2L 10 56kg $12
4 4 SACRED EYE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 1.8L 13 56kg $16
5 2 ARCADIA DREAM Grant Williams William Pike 2.4L 16 56kg $7.50
6 3 BELIEVE Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.8L 11 56kg $8
7 12 BELUGA BLUE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 3.2L 8 56kg $19
8 5 FIRST IMPRESSIONS (NZ) Grant Williams Glenn Smith 3.4L 9 56kg $26
9 10 COMPRENDE Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 4.6L 12 56kg $41
10 1 PASADENA GIRL (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 5.5L 4 56kg $10
11 9 ASINARA John O’Shea Glen Boss 6.8L 14 56kg $13
12 8 BENGAL CAT John Sadler Thomas Sadler (a) 6.9L 15 56kg $9.50
13 15 THE GREY FLASH Robbie Laing Joe Bowditch 7.4L 1 56kg $101
14 13 JACQUI’S JOY (NZ) Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton Mark Zahra 8.2L 7 56kg $51
15 11 LOPARTEGA Doug Harrison Ibrahim Gundogdu 9.9L 3 56kg $31
16 16 RIVERINA BELLA John & Chris Ledger Craig Newitt 10.2L 6 56kg $51

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