2016 Queensland Oaks Winner Provocative for Pike

June 11, 2016

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2016 Queensland Oaks Winner Provocative for Pike

New Zealand’s Tony Pike celebrated a Group 1 double on Brisbane’s Stradbroke Handicap Day capped off by the success of his classy filly Provocative in the Queensland Oaks 2016.

Provocative

New Zealand-trained filly Provocative was too good for the local fillies in the 2016 Queensland Oaks on Stradbroke Handicap Day. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Earlier on the Eagle Farm race card the Cambridge-based Pike took out the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) with race favourite, the young Sacred Elixir.

He was back with a big chance in the last saddling-up his last start winner at Ipswich over 2190m Provocative.

Pike had been desperate to get his improving and beautifully-bred daughter of Zabeel into the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) line-up.

The race was a wash-out last Saturday, but in the rescheduled edition on Straddie Day Provocative lived up to her staying pedigree and the high opinion Pike had of her with a very dominant display in the mile and half classic.

Provocative joined a growing list of recent Kiwi fillies to win the Queensland Oaks, the most recent of which were Scarlett Lady (2011) and Quintessential (2012).

New Zealand jockey Leith Innes travelled over for the ride and had the eventual winner settled off the pace travelling nicely throughout despite getting caught a little wide in the run.

Self Esteem led the field around early ahead of the likes of Romantic Maid, Tap This and The Roses winner Kebede who eventually moved up into a nice spot in third.

Mid-race jockey Blake Shinn begin his move on the well-supported Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Falkenberg who put herself closer to the frontrunners.

At the 600m the field bunched right up and Self Esteem was swamped, the race favourite Imposing Lass taking a run on the inside.

On the turn Provocative got into the race and came hard late along with Falkenberg, John O’Shea’s multiple Oaks placegetter Ambience and Waller’s The Roses runner-up Sebring Sally who all separated from the rest of the pack and charged up the centre of the track.

The Kiwi Provocative ($8) was too good for the local fillies in the closing stages however racing away for a clear three length win over Ambience ($16), who jumped from the second widest barrier, with Falkenberg ($7) holding for third having had every chance.

Ambience added the Queensland Oaks second to her previous second behind another New Zealander Sofia Rosa in the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) earlier this campaign, and also ran third to Jamkea at Flemington in the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) last spring.

Provocative is proving a lovely stable star for Pike and connections having now won four of her seven career starts.

Last year’s Queensland Oaks winner was the mighty Winx who came back in the spring and won a Cox Plate, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival sure to be considered now for Provocative.

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2016 Queensland Oaks Results & Finishing Order

Eagle Farm Race 10 – 11/06/2016

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 19e PROVOCATIVE (NZ) Tony Pike Leith Innes 16 56.5kg $7
2 1 AMBIENCE John O’Shea James McDonald 3L 17 56.5kg $16
3 12 FALKENBERG Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3.1L 3 56.5kg $5.50
4 6 SEBRING SALLY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5.4L 15 56.5kg $16
5 10 DAWNIE PERFECT Clarry Conners Kerrin McEvoy 11.4L 18 56.5kg $12
6 4 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 13.7L 7 56.5kg $4.50F
7 8 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Robbie Fradd 14.7L 9 56.5kg $21
8 14 TAVI BAY (NZ) Henry Dwyer Damian Browne 20.2L 13 56.5kg $16
9 2 CHABAUD (NZ) Robert Smerdon James Orman (a) 22.7L 11 56.5kg $17
10 9 QUEEN OF WANDS Clarry Conners Michael Cahill 22.9L 6 56.5kg $101
11 17 ZASORCERESS (NZ) Jason Warren Daniel Griffin 23L 14 56.5kg $51
12 18 MOUNT OMEI Chris Waller Joao Moreira 23.8L 8 56.5kg $61
13 16 DULVERTON Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 26.1L 2 56.5kg $31
14 15 ROMANTIC MAID Roger James Sam Clipperton 28.4L 12 56.5kg $16
15 3 KEBEDE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 31.4L 5 56.5kg $8
16 7 SELF ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 39.4L 4 56.5kg $20
17 11 ASHLEE MARIE Richard Laming Damien Oliver 40.9L 1 56.5kg $31
18 13 TAP THIS Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 71.9L 10 56.5kg $41
21e MERU Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 0
22e ZAFIKI (NZ) Robert Smerdon 0
5 BELUGA BLUE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 0
20e SAHARA SIREN Alan L Jones Brad Pengelly 0

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