2016 Queensland Oaks Field and Barrier Draw

A talented and capacity field of eighteen plus four emergencies has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse; highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Brisbane Winter Carnival’s standout three-year-old fillies.

Kebede has been confirmed in the 2016 Queensland Oaks final field. Photo: Daniel Costello

Kebede has been confirmed in the 2016 Queensland Oaks final field. Photo: Daniel Costello

Kebede stormed home to win Group 2 The Roses (2000m) a fortnight ago and is drawn ideally for her run in the Queensland Oaks in barrier 5.

Undoubtedly the stable star for Murwillumbah-based trainer Matt Dunn through a short but impressive career so far; posting four wins and two minors through only nine competitive starts.

Resuming this time for consecutive wins in three minor races, the Redoute’s Choice filly made a commendable transition to black type company when fourth in the Listed Princess Stakes (1600m) on April 23rd.

Having run on for third in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) in her only other start prior to her Roses triumph, Kebede will be partnered by regular hoop Jim Byrne in the 2016 Queensland Oaks.

Sebring Sally savaged the line for second in The Roses last time, and while charged with overcoming a wide Queensland Oaks barrier, is sure to be given a gem of a ride by leading hoop Hugh Bowman.

Winner of the Listed Lees Strutt Stakes (2100m) in Hobart on February 8th, Sebring Sally returned to the paddock for a brief freshen-up after failing to fire in the Listed Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) on February 21st.

Returning for fourth in a Canterbury minor over 1550m on April 27th, the daughter of Sebring clearly needed a run in Queensland when tenth in the Gold Coast Bracelet, but showed her class when second last time.

Peter and Paul Snowden have been confirmed to launch a multi-pronged attack in the Group 1 feature race, after confirming all of Self Esteem (barrier 4), Falkenberg (barrier 3) and Tap This (barrier 13) in the 2016 Queensland Oaks field.

Running fourth in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) on March 26th, Self Esteem was completely luckless late when ninth in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) during The Championships.

Returning from a month between runs for second in the Gold Coast Bracelet, the Stratum filly charged home for fourth in The Roses last time and is primed for another big performance.

Falkenberg has been a strong and consistent performer for Team Snowden, and appears as though she’ll be well suited to a mile and a half in the Queensland Oaks.

Beating a number of notable opponents to the line in the Schweppes BM67 (1600m) on March 28th, the More Than Ready filly placed fourth in a Rosehill minor over 1500m and the Gold Coast Bracelet, before a luckless run for seventh in The Roses.

Tap This has consistent something of an inconsistent preparation this time, but carries winning form into the Queensland Oaks after being given a soft kill in The Avenue BM80 (2200m) on The Gold Coast last weekend.

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2016 Queensland Oaks Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1313×85020 AMBIENCE John O’Shea James McDonald 21 56.5kg 98
2 0334116541 CHABAUD (NZ) Robert Smerdon 14 56.5kg 82
3 x82x111431 KEBEDE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 5 56.5kg 86
4 21×1113 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 10 56.5kg 82
5 212×444074 BELUGA BLUE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Glen Colless 7 56.5kg 72
6 x25210x402 SEBRING SALLY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 19 56.5kg 78
7 1×45124924 SELF ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 4 56.5kg 81
8 80×6673208 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Robbie Fradd 12 56.5kg 77
9 46×5113260 QUEEN OF WANDS Clarry Conners Michael Cahill 8 56.5kg 78
10 2314×00056 DAWNIE PERFECT Clarry Conners Kerrin McEvoy 22 56.5kg 79.5
11 092×804132 ASHLEE MARIE Richard Laming Darren Gauci 1 56.5kg 70
12 22×121447 FALKENBERG Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3 56.5kg 73
13 5x58x18951 TAP THIS Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 13 56.5kg 74
14 419×331 TAVI BAY (NZ) Henry Dwyer Damian Browne 16 56.5kg 70
15 114L31 ROMANTIC MAID Roger James Sam Clipperton 15 56.5kg 75
16 61055×660 DULVERTON Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 64
17 44×463371 ZASORCERESS (NZ) Jason Warren Daniel Griffin 17 56.5kg 68
18 4562141 MOUNT OMEI Chris Waller 11 56.5kg 68
19e 1416×41 PROVOCATIVE (NZ) Tony Pike Leith Innes 20 56.5kg 73
20e 60x622x316 SAHARA SIREN Alan L Jones Brad Pengelly 18 56.5kg 67
21e 500×624360 MERU Pat Carey 9 56.5kg
22e 10×091 ZAFIKI (NZ) Robert Smerdon 6 56.5kg 66

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