Imposing Lass Leads 2016 Queensland Oaks Betting

After a wash-out at Eagle Farm Racecourse last weekend, the rescheduled Queensland Oaks 2016 has been added to the Stradbroke Handicap Day card on Saturday with Imposing Lass favourite to win.

Imposing Lass

Imposing Lass is early favourite to win Saturday’s rescheduled 2016 Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Photo: Steve Hart.

A full field of 18 three-year-old fillies face off in this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Treasury Casino & Hotel Queensland Oaks (2400m), including the first emergency Provocative in place of early scratching Beluga Blue.

Drawn midfield in barrier 10, into eight with the rest of the emergencies out, is the early favourite Imposing Lass for Bjorn Baker at a current quote of $7.

The Makfi filly won the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) two back before a last start third at Doomben on May 21 in the Group 2 The Roses (2000m).

The Roses has produced four of the past five Queensland Oaks winners and a host of hopefuls back-up out of the Group 2 again this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Occupying the second line of Queensland Oaks betting at at $7.50 to improve on a last start The Roses seventh is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Falkenberg.

She is drawn a treat in barrier three, which last produced a Queensland Oaks winner with Vitesse Dane (2005) a decade ago, and is the best fancied for co-trainer Peter Snowden to win the race he took out in 2009 with Purple.

Following closely in the Queensland Oaks odds are the likes of Dawnie Perfect ($8.50), the aforementioned first emergency Provocative ($8.50) who is now assured of a run and Romantic Maid ($9).

Sydney’s Clarry Conners has won two past editions of the mile and a half classic with Zagalia (2003) and Allow (2006) and is back this season with Big Brown filly Dawnie Perfect.

She comes off a sixth in The Roses but has the outside alley (18 of 18) to overcome on Saturday, a gate no Queensland Oaks winner has jumped from in over 30 years.

Nicely-bred Zabeel filly Provocative is also drawn wide coming into 16 of 18 for her New Zealand trainer Tony Pike, the Kiwi raider last seen winning her first run in Australia at Ipswich over 2190m on May 18.

Romantic Maid is also a last-start winner and is over from New Zealand, the Roger James-trained daughter of High Chaparral having won at Randwick on May 18 over 2000m.

Also high up the updated Queensland Oaks markets are fillies including Robert Smerdon’s last start Group 3 SA Fillies Classic winner over 2500m in Adelaide Chabuad, the John O’Shea-trained Street Cry filly Ambience, Matthew Dunn’s The Roses winner Kebede after a double last achieved by Scarlett Lady (2011) and Team Snowden’s other best fancied hope Self Esteem.

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2016 Queensland Oaks Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Racecourse – 11/06/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1313×85020 AMBIENCE John O’Shea 21 56.5kg 98
2 0334116541 CHABAUD (NZ) Robert Smerdon 14 56.5kg 82
3 x82x111431 KEBEDE Matthew Dunn 5 56.5kg 86
4 21×1113 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker 10 56.5kg 82
5 212×444074 BELUGA BLUE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 7 56.5kg 72
6 x25210x402 SEBRING SALLY Chris Waller 19 56.5kg 78
7 1×45124924 SELF ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden 4 56.5kg 81
8 80×6673208 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney 12 56.5kg 77
9 46×5113260 QUEEN OF WANDS Clarry Conners 8 56.5kg 78
10 2314×00056 DAWNIE PERFECT Clarry Conners 22 56.5kg 79.5
11 092×804132 ASHLEE MARIE Richard Laming 1 56.5kg 70
12 22×121447 FALKENBERG Peter & Paul Snowden 3 56.5kg 73
13 5x58x18951 TAP THIS Peter & Paul Snowden 13 56.5kg 74
14 419×331 TAVI BAY (NZ) Henry Dwyer 16 56.5kg 70
15 114L31 ROMANTIC MAID Roger James 15 56.5kg 75
16 61055×660 DULVERTON Robert Smerdon 2 56.5kg 64
17 44×463371 ZASORCERESS (NZ) Jason Warren 17 56.5kg 68
18 4562141 MOUNT OMEI Chris Waller 11 56.5kg 68
19e 1416×41 PROVOCATIVE (NZ) Tony Pike 20 56.5kg 73
20e 60x622x316 SAHARA SIREN Alan L Jones 18 56.5kg 67
21e 500×624360 MERU Pat Carey 9 56.5kg
22e 10×0914 ZAFIKI (NZ) Robert Smerdon 6 56.5kg 66


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