La Bella Diosa Leads 2017 Australian Oaks First Acceptances

March 8, 2017

La Bella Diosa Leads 2017 Australian Oaks First Acceptances

Mandy & Matt Brown’s Kiwi raider La Bella Diosa is the headliner and early favourite following the Australian Oaks 2017 first acceptances for the Royal Randwick feature on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’.

La Bella Diosa

New Zealander La Bella Diosa is early favourite in 2017 Australian Oaks betting post-first acceptances for the Randwick classic. Photo: Steve Hart.

Racing NSW took the first declarations for all the major races held on the first two Saturdays in April this week including those for the $1 million Group 1 James Boags Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) on April 8.

There are now 69 three-year-old fillies heading towards the staying classic with pre-field Australian Oaks odds at Ladbrokes.com.au led by the New Zealander La Bella Diosa ($6).

Fillies from across the Tasman have a top recent record in the Australian Oaks results including two wins in the past three years with Rising Romance (2014) and Sofia Rosa (2016).

So You Think filly La Bella Diosa is tracking beautifully to further frank the New Zealand form after the NZ 1000 Guineas winner won her Australian debut on February 25 in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m).

She races again this weekend taking on the older mares in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and will only improve the more metres she is given.

La Bella Diosa is out to be the third New Zealand-trained filly in four years to win the Australian Oaks in Sydney

Another in-form New Zealand-trained filly among the Australian Oaks first acceptances this autumn is Eleonora for Cambridge trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman.

The nicely-bred Makfi chestnut has finished out of the money just once in her nine career starts to date and has winning form in Melbourne from the spring.

She won the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield in October before running third behind upset winner Lasqueti Sprit in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) and is the $9 equal second-elect in futures Australian Oaks betting.

Chasing the interstate Oaks double, Lasqueti Spirit is another headline Australian Oaks entry.

Lee Curtis prepares the progressive daughter of Beneteau who caught the eye at odds of $101 last time out finishing second best behind the world’s best Winx in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).

Lasqueti Spirit is also being kept fairly safe in futures Australian Oaks markets at $10.

Along with Eleonora the other $9 fancies shorter than the Crown Oaks winner are Harlow Gold and Omei Sword.

Harlow Gold represents the Lindsay Park stable and the Tavistock filly is a bred stayer proven by her Crown Oaks second last Melbourne Cup Carnival.

She has raced twice since in the autumn including a brave fourth when only one and a half-lengths off the winner Hey Doc in last weekend’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington.

Lindsay Park have a total of seven Australian Oaks first acceptors including also Autumn Classic fourth placegetter Miss Strathallan and last start Sandown-Lakeside winner Sebring Dream.

Chris Waller chases a second win after his success in 2013 with Royal Descent and Omei Sword headlines his five-strong Australian Oaks contingent.

Runner-up in the Golden Rose last year, Omei Sword had her autumn return delayed due to injury but showed she was back on track with a first-up second in the mud behind La Bella Diosa in the Surround Stakes.

Foxplay shapes-up as the other key hopeful for Waller, the Foxwedge filly racing against the boys this weekend in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes.

The Australian Oaks 2017 final field is set for release on Tuesday April 4.

The full first acceptances can be seen below with the latest Australian Oaks odds for 2017 available online now at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Australian Oaks First Acceptances

Randwick Racecourse – 08/04/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 0x2111 AHNDRAS F 3 Toby Edmonds
2 528×3 ALMALITA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
3 7×424 ARAMOANA (NZ) F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
4 464×645 ARAZONA F 3 Chris Waller
5 5×1632 BEWILDERING F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
6 3×9 BLANCO CARA (NZ) F 3 John P Thompson
7 8x60x913x BLUE OCEAN F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
8 1x5P3x BONNEVAL (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
9 0x73125x6 BRIDLE LANE F 3 John P Thompson 62
10 878x411x CAMBAGE F 3 Scott Singleton 68
11 15481 CASSADEE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 67
12 2131×7 CEYLON (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64
13 081×413 CONCESSIONS F 3 Scott Singleton 66
14 5751 CONCISELY F 3 John P Thompson 63
15 0x11x DAME MARGO FONTEYN (NZ) F 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
16 13×6 DANCING HARE F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
17 511 DAWN WALL F 3 Chris Waller 71
18 61142x DEVISE (NZ) F 3 Shaune Ritchie
19 321827 DOMESTICATED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 32x21013x2 ELEONORA (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
21 431 FACE LIKE THUNDER F 3 Kris Lees 53
22 534×394852 FARAWAY TOWN F 3 Matthew Smith 76
23 28x32327x1 FLEETING STRYKE F 3 Theresa Bateup 62
24 212x114x24 FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller 92
25 x954750x21 FROMPARIS WITHLOVE F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
26 x611562x34 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
27 431 HIGH IMPULSE F 3 James Cummings 64
28 7343×6 HOLD ALL TICKETS F 3 Scott Aspery
29 6080×536 KAMILI F 3 Pat Carey
30 5144×22 KARAVALI (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 70
31 14x3111x1 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) F 3 Mandy & Matt Brown 92
32 2×42 LA CHATTE F 3 John O’Shea
33 2167 LADY EVELYN F 3 Jason Deamer 52
34 6 LADY OF DARKNESS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
35 2741600×36 LAMMA HILTON F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 62
36 6538241×02 LASQUETI SPIRIT F 3 Lee Curtis 104
37 02×3 LILYMORN (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
38 16x2231x55 LUBITON F 3 Bjorn Baker 71
39 936×14 MISS STRATHALLAN F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
40 x1x66735x1 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 81
41 522x435x21 MONTOYA’S SECRET F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
42 5435149×70 MOQUEEN F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 71
43 62 MULL OVER F 3 James Cummings
44 55×2715 NAUGHTY THOUGHTS F 3 Chris Waller 62
45 724151x NICOLETTA (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
46 1x01x7 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 82
47 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
48 9231×99481 PARTHESIA (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
49 050×442613 PEGAPUS F 3 Scott Morrisey
50 36×931 PERFECT RHYME F 3 Ron Leemon 63
51 755×358181 PERILOUS LOVE F 3 Scott Morrisey
52 7×0 POET’S EDITION F 3 Kerry Parker
53 43x81x3x PYGMY F 3 John O’Shea 62
54 65×32 ROCK GISELLE F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
55 1x556520x1 SEBRING DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 77
56 6x911x7 SEDANZER F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 67
57 4×673161 SHE’S MAGICAL F 3 Gregory Hickman 62
58 24×1 SIREN’S FURY F 3 Jason Coyle 64
59 8421×3 SO BELLE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
60 3x10x1 SOGNANI F 3 Michael Moroney
61 2×21 THE PINNACLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 67
62 4×2 THINK LIKE A BIRD F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
63 9444×13 TOFFEE NOSE F 3 Danny O’Brien
64 44x411x334 UP THE TEMPO F 3 John & Chris Meagher
65 2×5 WAKING MOMENT F 3 John P Thompson
66 7×21 WANGAALA F 3 Danny O’Brien
67 1513 WHEAL LEISURE F 3 Archie Alexander
68 067 ZAMBESIA F 3 Pat Carey
69 0x4311x97 ZENALICIOUS F 3 Les Bridge 75

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