Aloisia Heads Australian Oaks 2018 Nominations

February 13, 2018

Aloisia Heads Australian Oaks 2018 Nominations

Aaron Purcell’s highly-rated filly Aloisia is one of the headline 2018 Australian Oaks nominations taken this week ahead of ‘The Championships’ Day 2 showdown.

Aloisia

Moonee Valley Vase winner Aloisia is an early favourite among the 2018 ATC Oaks nominations this autumn in Sydney. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Official entries for all the major Royal Randwick races scheduled for April 7 and 14 closed on Monday, including those for Group 1 $1 million James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m).

The ATC Oaks nominations drew 148 three-year-old fillies, up 20 from this time last Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Futures Australian Oaks betting at bookies around the country currently have Azamour filly Aloisia as the early favourite despite her mid-field sixth to Pinot at Flemington last start in the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) back in November.

She was the beaten odds-on favourite in the Melbourne Cup Carnival clash having earlier defeated one-time Derby favourite Cliff’s Edge by three and a half-lengths in her lead-up start in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m).

Still, the punters are tipping her to return to form this time in including being tested over the mile and a half again in the Australian Oaks.

The VRC Oaks winner Pinot was a notable omission from the Australian Oaks entries, but the training duo of Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott are still in the mix with 11 nominees.

Co-trainer Waterhouse has won three previous Australian Oaks, most recently in 2010 with Once Were Wild.

The best of the VRC Oaks graduates looking for a win in the Sydney equivalent this autumn are the Tony McEvoy-trained runner-up Bring Me Roses, Mick Price’s third placegetter Hiyaam and the fourth-placed Luvaluva prepared by John Sargent.

Bring Me Roses also holds a nomination for a shot against the older mares in the Group 1 $1 million Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on the same day and is also entered for the lucrative Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

Premier Sydney horseman Chris Waller meanwhile prepared the 2013 ATC Oaks winner Royal Descent and has five nominees for 2018 led by the ultra-consistent Unforgotten who won three on the trot in Sydney last time in.

Last year’s Australian Oaks winner was the NZ Oaks champ Bonneval (2017) prepared by Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman.

Baker & Forsman are back this autumn looking for successive wins in the race with the currently unraced duo of Marcellina and Milseain.

Other notable ATC Oaks nominated fillies this season include Lindsay Park’s lightly-raced Earth Angel, her well-bred stablemate Rimraam who has form around the top of this crop in the spring and the untapped Kris Lees-trained Yulong Xingsheng.

The ATC Australian Oaks first acceptances close on Tuesday March 13, 2018.

See below for the full Australian Oaks 2018 nominations, updated betting markets to open shortly at our No. 1 recommended bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Australian Oaks Nominations

Royal Randwick Racecourse – 14/04/2018

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 9613x ALL ABOUT JULIA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
2 438x331x1x ALL TOO SOON F 3 David Payne 71
3 2x12x5116x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell
4 ALTERNATIVE FACT (NZ) F 3 Richard Collett
5 3721168x ANCHOR BID F 3 Darren Weir
6 16140x ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
7 11x ANTELOPE F 3 Gerald Ryan 68
8 33x14921x AONAIR F 3 Chris Waller 70
9 x31x16311x BANISH F 3 James Cummings 82
10 BELLE DU NORD (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne
11 7x4401x BLUE JAY WAY F 3 Grahame Begg
12 432102x BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy
13 0x3711455x BURDEN OF PROOF F 3 Theresa Bateup 59
14 4x9954221x BYE BYE LOVE F 3 Archie Alexander
15 310x CABIERRO F 3 Anthony Freedman
16 713x CANADIENNE F 3 James Cummings
17 32x3x CAPPAMORE F 3 Jason Coyle
18 CARICATURE (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
19 90x CHE F 3 Frank Conlan
20 8x211x CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 62
21 CHOSEN HEIR F 3 Kris Lees
22 49x CINCINNATI RED (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
23 CONTESSA VANESSA (NZ) F 3 Graeme Rogerson
24 CRAFTY WARRIOR (NZ) F 3 Kurt Goldman
25 133x CUBAN SIZZLE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 64
26 DAIQUIRI LASS F 3 John W Ramsey
27 1321x DANCERS F 3 Brad Widdup 67
28 DANZDANZDANCE F 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
29 3x4224x DINNIGAN F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
30 61x DISCREET CHARM F 3 John P Thompson 63
31 1x DIVINE BREEZE F 3 Mark Newnham 62
32 14x2x EARTH ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 2x443x251x FIFTH AFFAIR F 3 Garry White 62
34 81x FURTHER TO FLY F 3 Matthew Dale 57
35 3x629x GLASGOW GREY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
36 326x GLOBAL SANCTION F 3 Grahame Begg
37 642x4x GOD SENT F 3 Kurt Goldman
38 45x GOLDEN LILY F 3 John Sargent
39 5336x1353x GRAND THEFT AUTO F 3 Edward O’Rourke 56
40 GRIS DAME (NZ) F 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
41 4x3x GUIPURE F 3 James Cummings
42 62x HANDS OFF F 3 Matthew Smith
43 32x HAPUKA (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
44 212x HASAHALO (NZ) F 3 Stephen Mckee
45 3x HAWACAIN F 3 Glen Thompson
46 1x7x43x HIGH LOW BET F 3 Chris Waller 66
47 5x12343x HIYAAM (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
48 HONFLEUR (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
49 2x655x5x INDRABEEL (NZ) F 3 Nigel Blackiston
50 INSIGHT (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
51 3x INSPIRANTE (FR) F 3 Aaron Purcell
52 532x3x21x ITALIA BELLA F 3 Stuart Kendrick
53 52213x60x JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
54 3x JUNGLE FISH F 3 Michael Kent
55 7046x3x JUST GORGEOUS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
56 7x4x KAFFKA F 3 Matthew Smith
57 KAPOOR (NZ) F 3 John Bell
58 73x317x12x LETS GET NAUTI GAL F 3 Kris Lees 65
59 LOTUS LEAF F 3 David Vandyke
60 x453690x5x LUCKY LOUIE F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
61 5x695x57x LUDDENHAM LASS F 3 Jeff Englebrecht
62 1776214x LUVALUVA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
63 LUXE (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne
64 4x MADAME MARKIEVICZ (NZ) F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
65 MARCELLINA (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
66 63x742x MARIA VICTORIA F 3 John Sargent
67 MARK TWO (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
68 7x MIDORIYAMA F 3 Robbie Laing
69 MILSEAIN (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
70 066x8405x MISS ADMIRATION F 3 Mick Price
71 07x MISS BOWJANGLES F 3 Matthew Smith
72 8221x3x MISS KYEEMA F 3 Kris Lees 57
73 52402x2x MISS LILLIAN F 3 Mark Young
74 21x6x MISSYBEEL (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 63
75 8x531x MUSIC OF THE NIGHT F 3 Pat Carey
76 NAIVASHA F 3 Nigel Blackiston
77 NESMA (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
78 11x OCEAN DEEP (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
79 OKOTO F 3 Tony Pike
80 611x PALAZZO VECCHIO F 3 Mick Price
81 359x41199x PANDEMONIUM F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
82 111x PARIS ROCK (NZ) F 3 Henry Dwyer
83 5x PELONOMENA F 3 Darren Weir
84 PIERROCITY F 3 Stephen Marsh
85 78x579x PLAY THAT SONG F 3 Michael Moroney
86 9x3323121x PLEASURING F 3 Darren Weir
87 PONT ALMA F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne
88 POWER TRANSFORMER F 3 Kris Lees
89 6522x PRINCESS MIA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
90 6x2x PULANG PULA F 3 Mark Newnham
91 2x9x REALITY SHOW F 3 Nigel Blackiston
92 86x97148x RELIABLE DAME (NZ) F 3 Anthony Freedman
93 2x3x RIDICULE F 3 Brad Widdup
94 22x221237x RIMRAAM (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
95 ROC SANDS F 3 Glen Thompson
96 ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
97 ROLL OF THUNDER F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
98 RONDINELLA (NZ) F 3 Roger James
99 6x2x RUCHLA F 3 John Sadler
100 SAVVY COUP (NZ) F 3 Michael Pitman
101 SAZAVEE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
102 0x4251802x SEABABE F 3 Gary Portelli 64
103 136x557x1x SEANNIE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
104 2x4x SEMARI (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
105 33x SEMPER FIDELIS F 3 Chris Waller
106 4x2147x4x SHAGRA F 3 David Brideoake
107 28x13x0x3x SHEIKHA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 71
108 12x SHUMOOKH F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
109 6x SILENT ROAR F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
110 x2735x571x SMOOTH CELEBRATION F 3 Jason Warren
111 4341936x SNOGGING F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
112 18x SO YOU LEICA F 3 Darren Weir
113 3523x2x SOPRESSA F 3 Darren Weir
114 233x23312x STELLA VICTORIA F 3 David Payne 65
115 4x2623422x STROME F 3 Gary Portelli
116 4x SUPEREGO F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
117 SWING NOTE F 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
118 21x2134x TAGREEDA F 3 Mick Price
119 TAM O’SHANTER F 3 Michael Kent
120 5306x TEMOLIE F 3 John Sargent
121 3x611x TEMPLE OF BEL F 3 Archie Alexander
122 TERRA FIRMA (NZ) F 3 Steven Ramsay
123 TERRA SANCTA (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
124 8x THE PROMISE F 3 John P Thompson
125 THE SAVANT (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
126 8334320x THINK DIAMONDS F 3 Anthony Freedman
127 0x THINK I’M DREAMING F 3 Henry Dwyer
128 42x15x44x TIARA STAR F 3 Gregory Hickman 66
129 1x TO YOUR HEALTH F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
130 7x4x TORNADO GAL F 3 Brett Cavanough
131 643x3253x TOUCH OF MINK F 3 Matthew Smith 66
132 TREASURE (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
133 2x13435x5x TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
134 3857x3331x TUSKAR BROOK F 3 Pat Carey
135 72x111x UNFORGOTTEN F 3 Chris Waller 78
136 7x356x UNION DUES (NZ) F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
137 33x82200x UPTOWN GAL F 3 Robbie Laing
138 241x21x WAIMEA BAY F 3 Kris Lees 55
139 71160x WATCHMESPIN F 3 Danny O’Brien
140 632x WEAVING MAGIC (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
141 0x1x WEDGIE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 62
142 3x4113x78x WHISPERED SECRET F 3 Kris Lees
143 WILD SEA F 3 Michael Kent
144 54x YOUNGSTAR F 3 Chris Waller
145 1x44241x YULONG XINGSHENG F 3 Kris Lees 76
146 22x ZEBREEZ F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
147 1x ZEDFORCE F 3 John P Thompson 55
148 45x6x ZOOPHORIA F 3 Nigel Blackiston

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