2017 VRC Oaks Results: Pinot Wins 1st for Gai Waterhouse

November 9, 2017

2017 VRC Oaks Results: Pinot Wins 1st for Gai Waterhouse

VRC Kennedy Oaks Day 2017 continues the Melbourne Cup Carnival action today for Ladies Day at Flemington Racecourse and below the Races.com.au team have the live VRC Oaks Day results from the track across the afternoon.

VRC Oaks Day racing features nine races, with the highlight slated as the penultimate event on the card.

The 2017 Kennedy Oaks jumps as Flemington Race 8 at 5:00pm (AEDT) and features a dozen three-year-old fillies dominated by odds-on favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au Aloisia ($1.55).

She won the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) two back before blitzing the boys emphatically in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), now chasing the double last achieved by Jameka (2015).

Two Group 3 support acts are the other features on the Oaks Day program including the card closer, the 2017 Kennedy Plate for the young sprinting fillies.

Stay tuned across the afternoon for the latest Melbourne racing results, live VRC Oaks Day winners and the 2017 VRC Oaks Results where the superior filly of the spring will be crowned!

Race 8 (5:00pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Kennedy Oaks (2500m)


Gai Waterhouse celebrated a maiden win in the 2017 VRC Oaks with classy filly Pinot. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #4 Pinot
  • 2nd: #3 Bring Me Roses
  • 3rd: #6 Hiyaam

Gai Waterhouse has finally won her maiden VRC Oaks after a gutsy victory in the Group 1 from her tough Pierro filly Pinot.

A perfect pedigree of both sprinting ability out of Pierro and staying potential being from Oaks winner Dizelle, Pinot lived up to her breeding and backed-up from the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) to salute in the 2500m feature.

After missing the kick jockey Stephen Baster didn’t panic, allowing Pinot to roll around them and settle second behind the leader Rimraam.

Once on the straight she gave a lovely kicked and stormed to the line ahead of the fast-finishing Bring Me Roses who ran on well, while Hiyaam for Mick Price rounded out the VRC Oaks Trifecta in third.

Read more on the 2017 VRC Oaks Winner Pinot & View the full Kennedy Oaks Results / Finishing Order. 

Race 7 (4:15pm) – Listed $150,000 Seppelt Wines Stakes (1800m)

  • 1st: #3 All Too Huiying 
  • 2nd: #4 Black Sail
  • 3rd: #5 Sky Boy

The in-form Gary Moore-trained All Too Hard colt All Too Huiying scored an all-the-way upset in the Listed Seppelt Wines Stakes on Oaks Day going out a $31 shot and proving too good for his rivals in the 1800m clash.

Jockey Michael Walker took the well-bred three-year-old, coming off back-to-back Hawkesbury wins in October, to the lead from a wide barrier 12 draw.

The horse got a soft lead and was able to take his time in front, while the favourite Sambro missed the start and settled at the tail of the field never presenting as a winning chance.

All Too Huiying relished being left alone in the lead on the rails, holding his front running position into the straight.

After doing plenty of work out wide in fourth throughout, the Aaron Purcell-trained Black Sail started to chase down All Too Huiying, but the eventual winner gave a nice kick and held the challengers at bay in a gutsy, sustained staying effort.

In third was Sky Boy for dual Melbourne Cup winning hoop Corey Brown, the gelding having come down the outside to snare a spot in the trifecta.

The result was Gary Moore’s first Melbourne Cup Carnival win as a trainer and the horseman looks to have a serious stayer in the making on his hands with All Too Huiying having had his ears pricked the whole way and looking like he’ll get further later in his career.

Race 6 (3:35pm) – Listed $150,000 Absolut Stakes (1000m)

Ball Of Muscle

Ball Of Muscle broke a notable drought winning a 1000m black-type sprint on VRC Oaks Day. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #2 Ball Of Muscle
  • 2nd: #5 Crystal Dreamer
  • 3rd: #9 Palazzo Pubblico

It had been nearly 900 days between wins for the always-honest Joe Pride-trained sprinter Ball Of Muscle, but a big drop back in grade and a return to 1000m racing saw the seven-year-old son of Dubawi returning to winning form on VRC Oaks Day.

A Group 1 placed horse at his peak, Ball Of Muscle hadn’t won since the Group 2 QTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben in May 2015, but he made his rivals look second-rate in the Listed Absolut Stakes.

Runner-up to subsequent The Everest winner Redzel only in mid-September, Ball Of Muscle came off a lead-up third behind Saturday’s Darley Classic contenders In Her Time (1st) and Impending (2nd) in the Sydney Stakes at Royal Randwick.

A genuine short-distance specialist, Ball Of Muscle was better dropping back to 1000m and saluted like the short-priced favourite he was.

Jockey Glyn Schofield got the galloper to the outside fence and once there, Ball Of Muscle always looked the winner with his sustained, high cruising speed.

Chasing the winner all the way to the line for a brave but distant second was Crystal Dreamer, while third went to first-up mare Palazzo Pubblico.

Race 5 (2:55pm) – Group 3 $200,000 TCL TV Stakes (1400m)

Hellova Street

Tassie raider Hellova Street led all-the-way for his first Group 3 win on VRC Oaks Day at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #5 Hellova Street
  • 2nd: #2 Supply And Demand
  • 3rd: #10 Fox Hall

It was an emotional Oaks Day from Seven Mile Beach trainer from Tasmanian Scott Brunton whose stable ace Hellova Street enjoyed a breakthrough Group 3 win in the TCL TV Stakes, registered as the Chatham Stakes.

A wide open betting market on the seven starters had all but one under $10 for the win including seven-year-old Helike gelding Hellova Street ($5) who sustained a huge run up front in an all-the-way effort.

Jockey Brenton Avdulla was on the winner having scored the VRC Oaks upset on all-the-way $101 shot Lasqueti Spirit at the same meeting 12 months ago.

A winner of six Listed races before today’s Flemington Group 3, Hellova Street jumped well from the gates and went straight to the front.

The pacemaker was a sitting duck in the straight, but nothing in the race could run him down.

In second was the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained stayer Supply And Demand, the winter’s Caloundra Cup – Grafton Cup winner over the mile and a half making up good ground late.

A gritty on-pace performance from the Tony McEvoy-trained Foxwedge four-year-old Fox Hall saw the locally-trained gelding settle second and hold for third.

Race 4 (2:15pm) – $200,000 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final (1600m)

Another Coldie

Another Coldie held off his better fancied stablemate to score a lucrative Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Cup Final at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #17 Another Coldie
  • 2nd: #2 Night’s Watch
  • 3rd: #1 I Am The Dark

Darren Weir ran the quinella in the lucrative Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final with the Damian Lane-ridden Snitzel four-year-old Another Coldie ($7.50) holding off his better fancied stablemate, the notriously hard-to-ride Night’s Watch ($2.90), after getting a better run in transit.

Jockey John Allen retained the ride on progressive Redwood four-year-old Night’s Watch who jumped favourite after winning at Bendigo on November 1, the same race that produced Weir’s Oaks Day winner Another Coldie (3rd).

The Country Final favourite though didn’t settle into a great position, second last in the strung out field, while Another Coldie raced closer on the pace.

Once on the straight Night’s Watch was looking to run on and flew down the outside reeling in his rivals in hot pursuit of the stablemate.

Another Coldie had saved more energy throughout after landing in a nice spot, peaked late and held on to win, while in-form Turffontein five-year-old I Am The Dark ($26) added value to the trifecta in third behind the Weir duo.

Weir said the $200,000 Oaks Day race was the likely peak of Another Coldie’s abilities, but tipped the promising Night’s Watch for bigger races in the futures.

Race 3 (1:35pm) – $120,000 Off The Track Subzero Handicap (1400m)

Tribal Wisdom

Tribal Wisdom showed a blistering late turn of foot to flash home in the greys’ only race on VRC Oaks Day 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #8 Tribal Wisdom
  • 2nd: #9 Harbour Grey
  • 3rd: #4 Powerline

Makfi four-year-old Tribal Wisdom could steal the ‘Grey Flash’ title from Chautauqua after the Michael Moroney-trained gelding stole the show late reeling off outstanding closing sectionals to fly home in the greys’ only Off The Track Subzero Handicap.

Ridden by Patrick Moloney, the winner was nowhere to be seen until the final 200m when flashing late to run down Harbour Grey who looked home, while the Kris Lees-trained Powerline ran third in an incredible performance off a year long break.

On the straight the early leader Valic was quickly run down with Harbour Grey making his move from out deeper on the track and Powerline tracking up well off an on-pace ride throughout.

It was all Tribal Wisdom in the end however, the galloper making up incredible ground with a blistering acceleration to steal the win on the line.

Tribal Wisdom hand’t won a race since the Listed Gosford Guineas (1200m) back in March when also ridden off the pace.

Moloney wasn’t originally instructed to settle back, but after the horse badly missed the jump he was forced to ride him at the tail end, a back-up plan that worked out perfectly.

Race 2 (12:55pm) – $120,000 Twitter Trophy (1800m)

Mr Garcia

German raider Mr Garcia enjoyed a first-up win down under at Flemington Racecourse before joining the Darren Weir stables. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #3 Mr Garcia 
  • 2nd: #7 Carraig Aonair
  • 3rd: #5 Hogmanay

Well-supported German raider Mr Garcia enjoyed a Flemington win on Oaks Day, the Paco Boy gelding having his final run for former Melbourne Cup winning horseman Andreas Wohler before joining the Darren Weir stables along with Cup graduate Red Cardinal.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy gave Mr Garcia, first-up in Australia, a patient and well-timed ride in the Twitter Trophy despite things not quite going his way in the run.

The pace was only moderate with jockey Craig Williams putting the brakes on midrace up front on the Lindsay Park-trained last start Moonee Valley winner Carraig Aonair.

Mr Garcia though was given every chance, settled well in fourth off the slack pace before drifting back midfield in the bunched field.

Once on the straight, Mr Garcia was really travelling down the centre having got his balance and wore down eventual runner-up Carraig Aonair, taking the lead to let down well and score a three-quarter length win.

Also finishing off well and diving late to score third and round out the trifecta was the Chris Waller-trained Lonhro gelding Hogmanay.

Race 1 (12:15pm) – $120,000 DrinkWise Plate (1700m)


Female hoop rode Linguist to an all-the-way win in the first on VRC Oaks Day. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #14 Linguist 
  • 2nd: #10 So Splendid
  • 3rd: #13 Winklemann

It was an apt start to Ladies Day at Flemington with jockey Linda Meech taking out the first aboard well-bred four-year-old Helmet mare Linguist.

Coming off a lead-up win over the mile at Ballarat, the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained mare bounced out the barriers and found the front.

She had one of the best front-running riders in the saddle and Meech allowed Lingust to coast along in the lead.

The mare was beautifully relaxed and when Meech asked her for more 250m from the winning post, the winner really let fly and kicked clear charging to the line.

Linguist defeated the fast-finishing Chris Waller-trained So Splendid by around three lengths, while Winklemann rounded out the trifecta after travelling third on the inside throughout.

Race 9 (5:45pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Kennedy Plate Results

  • 1st: #4 Jorda
  • 2nd: #6 I Am Excited
  • 3rd: #7 Smart Coupe

Jorda ended a run of outs for James Cummings and Hugh Bowman with an impressive win in the Kennedy Plate at Flemington this afternoon.

The field split into two groups down the famous Flemington straight and it became clear early in the race that there wasn’t a great deal between the two groups.

Jorda kicked clear of the inside group with 200 metres left to run and looked like the winner, but I Am Excited got a split on the outside rail and powered to the line.

The two fillies could not have been further apart on the line, but it was Jorda who just got her nose in front to claim her first win since she took out the Gimcrack Stakes on debut over 12 months ago.

*All times quoted are AEDT and subject to change

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

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Fir...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Resul...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Clinton McDonald’s tenacious filly Hayasugi defied her big price to make...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity St...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

Lindsay Park’s Caulfield maestro Mr Brightside once again showed his champion...

2024 Peter Young Stakes Result...

2024 Peter Young Stakes Results: Campionessa Beats Melbourne Cup Winners Home

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes in Sydney is calling for Mark Walker’s classy...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Str...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Straight Charges Up Golden Slipper Betting Markets

It is off to the coveted Golden Slipper in a month’s time for the Gai...

Race Results

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Results: Queman Wins In Upset Thriller

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Firm on Hobartville Winner Celestial Legend

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

2024 Peter Young Stakes Results: Campionessa Beats Melbourne Cup Winners Home

Race Previews

Riff Rocket Heads 2024 Australian Guineas Field & Betting

Surround Stakes 2024 Field & Odds Update: Favourite Tipped to Fly

2024 Verry Elleegant Stakes Field & Betting Update: Fangirl Odds-On to Score Emotional Win for Waller

2024 Ladbrokes Launceston Cup Field & Betting Update: Aurora’s Symphony Chases Three-Peat

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets

Fields & Form

Riff Rocket Heads 2024 Australian Guineas Field & Betting

Surround Stakes 2024 Field & Odds Update: Favourite Tipped to Fly

2024 Verry Elleegant Stakes Field & Betting Update: Fangirl Odds-On to Score Emotional Win for Waller

2024 Ladbrokes Launceston Cup Field & Betting Update: Aurora’s Symphony Chases Three-Peat

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets