2010 AJC Oaks Final Field & Preview

April 14, 2010

2010 AJC Oaks Final Field & Preview

Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse is the place to be this Saturday as the coveted Doncaster Mile meeting takes place featuring three Group 1 events including the $350,000 AJC Australian Oaks (2400m).

The testing staying feature has attracted a 12-horse final field of three-year-old fillies, headlined by the two top placegetters in the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago, Faint Perfume and Valdemoro.

The Bart Cummings-trained Faint Perfume narrowly defeated Tony Vasil’s Valdemoro in the Storm Queen after coming from well back with an impressive late burst.

And if Cummings’ talented daughter of Shamardal is to secure a second Oaks classic win to add to her VRC Oaks (2500m) victory at Flemington last spring, she may well have to fight from behind again after drawing out wide in barrier 11.

Drawn in the far outside barrier 12, Valdemoro, who was also runner-up to Faint Perfume in the VRC Oaks, will have to work hard on Saturday as well if she is to turn the tables on Faint Perfume and atone for her two frustrating second placings.

Fillies that have fared better in the barrier draw include Peter Moody’s talented duo Speedy Natalie and Ocean Dream, the stablemates jumping from beside each other in barriers two and three respectively.

Speedy Natalie claimed a powerful win last start in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) and is due to be ridden by Luke Nolen on Saturday, while improving Redoute’s Choice filly Ocean Dream is coming off a sixth place in the Storm Queen.

The two other Group 1 races to be held at Randwick on Saturday are the marquee race, the $1.5 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) and the $300,000 The Galaxy (1100m).

For more details and news updates on the 2010 AJC Australian Oaks click on the race name.

Final Field & Barrier Draw for 2010 AJC Oaks

#

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
FAINT PERFUME
Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 11 56
2
VALDEMORO
Tony Vasil Blake Shinn 12 56
3
RUN FOR NAARA
John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 8 56
4
SPEEDY NATALIE
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 56
5
ABSOLUTE FAITH
John McArdle Brad Rawiller 9 56
6
SLAPSTICK
Guy Walter Damien Oliver 7 56
7
LITTLE SURFER GIRL
Chris Waller 6 56
8
ONCE WERE WILD
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 4 56
9
MIRRASALO
Gary Portelli Tommy Berry 5 56
10
OCEAN DREAM
Peter G Moody Glen Boss 3 56
11
SMART LADY
David Payne 10 56
12
CEVICHE
Guy Walter Joshua Parr 1 56

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Mares Dominate 2021 The Metrop...

2021 Epsom Handicap Field ...

2021 Epsom Handicap Field & Betting Update: Top Three Hard To Split

The bookies are having a hard time splitting the top three in 2021 Epsom...

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Result...

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Results: In The Congo Beats Anamoe

Everything went to plan for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained son...

Underwood Stakes 2021 Winner Z...

Underwood Stakes 2021 Winner Zaaki Enjoys Soft Win in Cox Plate Lead-Up

Annabel Neasham’s gun import Zaaki enjoyed a soft second-up win in the 2021...

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Win...

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Winner Entente Into The Metropolitan

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Entente was good third-up and fit...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Result...

Underwood Stakes 2021 Winner Z...

Underwood Stakes 2021 Winner Zaaki Enjoys Soft Win in Cox Plate Lead-Up

Annabel Neasham’s gun import Zaaki enjoyed a soft second-up win in the 2021...

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Win...

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Winner Entente Into The Metropolitan

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Entente was good third-up and fit...

2021 Underwood Stakes Day: San...

2021 Underwood Stakes Day: Sandown Scratchings & Track Report

Ladbrokes Park at Sandown Hillside is host to the latest Group 1 Melbourne...

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Day: R...

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Day: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report

Golden Rose Stakes Day 2021 brings Group 1 racing back to Rosehill Gardens...

Race Results

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Results: In The Congo Beats Anamoe

Underwood Stakes 2021 Winner Zaaki Enjoys Soft Win in Cox Plate Lead-Up

Likely $2 million The Invitation Call-Up for 2021 Golden Pendant Winner Vangelic

2021 Colin Stephen Quality Winner Entente Into The Metropolitan

The Everest Talks for 2021 Moir Stakes Winner Wild Ruler

Race Previews

Mares Dominate 2021 The Metropolitan Field & Odds

2021 Epsom Handicap Field & Betting Update: Top Three Hard To Split

2021 The Everest Field Update: The Inferno, Libertini Secure Slots

2021 Underwood Stakes Day: Sandown Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Day: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report

Fields & Form

Mares Dominate 2021 The Metropolitan Field & Odds

2021 Epsom Handicap Field & Betting Update: Top Three Hard To Split

2021 The Everest Field Update: The Inferno, Libertini Secure Slots

2021 Underwood Stakes Day: Sandown Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Day: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report