2017 Moonee Valley Vase Winner Aloisia Odds-on for VRC Oaks

October 28, 2017

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Winner Aloisia Odds-on for VRC Oaks

A flawless performance over the colts and geldings to win the Moonee Valley Vase 2017 in a runaway has the Aaron Purcell-trained filly Aloisia odds-on for the VRC Oaks next race.

Aloisia

2017 Moonee Valley Vase winner Aloisia is now odds-on favourite to win the VRC Oaks during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Backing up from her upset victory at Caulfield in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), the well-bred daughter of Azamour was even more impressive on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day in the Group 2 $200,000 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m).

After the show-stopping third Cox Plate win by Winx who had to fight off the spirited Humidor in the $3 million feature, Moonee Valley Vase results were an exciting finish to the day.

Aloisia was the easing second favourite in betting behind last Saturday’s Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic winner Cliff’s Edge.

Darren Weir, trainer of today’s narrow Cox Plate runner-up Humidor, had to settle for second again however as his Canford Cliffs gelding was well-accounted for by the filly.

Jockey Mark Zahra zoomed across from the outside alley to lead on the favourite Cliff’s Edge, while Caulfield Guineas graduate Salsamor (7th) settled into second.

Luke Nolen, of Black Caviar fame, meanwhile got Aloisia into third from the inside alley on the rails just off the pace.

She needed luck and room as they approached the turn, but once she found space she drew away for a smart and classy three and a half length success.

Cliff’s Edge in second then held a huge five and a half length margin ahead of the third placed Salsamor who rounded out the trifecta.

Heading into the straight, Cliff’s Edge looked to have the race won, but Aloisia was stalking and once she saw daylight she went past him showing serious staying ability with talks of a 2018 Cox Plate target for her next spring.

“She’s a really good horse,” winning trainer Purcell said after the race.

“We come here expecting her to run well.

“She showed today she’s one of the best fillies around.”

It was the ideal tighten-up from Aloisia heading towards the Group 1 $1 million Kennedy VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on Thursday November 9.

The VRC Oaks has always been the filly’s aim fourth-up this spring according to Purcell, who now trains in place of the suspended Ciaron Maher, and the preparation has gone to perfection.

“We’ve trained her to win the Oaks,” he said.

“This was a stepping-stone race and third-up the 2000m was cherry ripe.

“Obviously racing against the boys was a bit of a test but she proved far too good.

“The plans was the Oaks fourth-up…so far everything’s fallen into place.

“We cannot wait until Thursday week.”

Maher prepared back-to-back VRC Oaks winners with Set Square (2014) and Jameka (2015), the latter coming out of the Vase achieving the double Aloisia now aims for.

Post the Moonee Valley Vase results, Aloisia has firmed into $1.70 favouritism in all-in VRC Oaks betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

To back the Moonee Valley Vase winner Aloisia to win the VRC Oaks next-up at the right price, head to Ladbrokes.com.au now.

2017 Moonee Valley Vase Results & Finishing Order

Moonee Valley Race 10 – 28/10/2017

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55kg $3
2 1 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 3.5L 10 57kg $2.45F
3 3 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9L 9 57kg $9.50
4 4 PISSARO Robbie Laing Noel Callow 9.4L 5 57kg $81
5 5 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 9.8L 3 57kg $15
6 8 WOLFE TONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan Jye McNeil 10.8L 7 57kg $101
7 2 SANCTIONED James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 14.05L 2 57kg $8
8 10 FOUR KOALAS Brian McGrath Luke Currie 14.25L 4 55kg $81
9 6 GRAND CASINO John Sadler Michael Dee 16.75L 6 57kg $151
10 7 THE SLEDGEHAMMER John Sadler Craig Williams 99.9L 8 57kg $31

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