Queensland Oaks Hope Torvill Heads 2018 The Roses Nominations

May 8, 2018

Queensland Oaks Hope Torvill Heads 2018 The Roses Nominations

Dual Queensland Oaks winning trainer Clarry Conners will chase a third win in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival classic this season and saddles-up his Group 1-bound filly Torvill in The Roses 2018 in the lead-up this weekend.

Torvill

The Bracelet winning filly Torvill leads 2018 Doomben Roses nominations for this Saturday in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

There are twenty-five fillies nominated for Saturday’s Group 2 $175,000 Magic Millions The Roses (2000m) on Doomben 10,000 Day in Brisbane, the bulk of which are eyeing a return to track on May 26 in the Group 1 $500,000 Queensland Oaks (2200m).

The Queensland Oaks is traditionally run over 2400m at Eagle Farm Racecourse, but takes place over a shorter distance at Doomben this winter due to the ongoing track work at Eagle Farm.

Sydney horseman Conners has prepared two previous Queensland Oaks winners with Zagalia (2003) and Allow (2006), and he looks to have a genuine contender with Torvill this season.

The progressive daughter of Not A Single Doubt was last seen winning the Listed The Bracelet (1360m) at Doomben on April 28 when overcoming barrier 15 of 15 in the mile showdown.

She is up in distance this weekend looking to keep the wins coming and also has Group 1 form from the autumn when second to Shoals in the Surround Stakes (1400m) in Sydney.

Torvill sits top of the pre-field The Roses odds at $4 through Ladbrokes.com.au and is the current $8 equal favourite in futures Queensland Oaks betting with Savacool.

Close second elect in early Doomben Roses 2018 betting at $5 is the Chris Waller-trained Youngstar ($5).

Waller won the Queensland Oaks last year with Egg Tart (2017) and two years before that with now the world’s best racehorse Winx (2015).

He is back this winter with four The Roses nominations heading towards the feature including the in-form Youngstar chasing her third win on the trot after easy victories at Hawkesbury (1500m) and Newcastle (1885m) last month.

The latest saw the daughter of High Chaparral salute by over three lengths suggesting she will relish the step-up to 2000m on Saturday for her black-type debut.

Waller’s other Doomben Roses nominees are So You Think filly Impulsive, Miss Shanti who is a well-bred daughter of Pierro and the ultra-consistent Another Dollar.

Ocean Park filly Another Dollar is at $7 for the win pre-field having run top three in all five of her career starts to date, most recently finishing runner-up to Torvill in The Bracelet.

The other The Roses nominated fillies the bookies are taking no early chances with include last start Caulfield winner over the mile Snogging ($6) and Michael Moroney’s The Bracelet fourth placed grey Play That Song ($8).

The official Doomben Roses 2018 field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday morning making now the time to check out the markets on it and the Queensland Oaks now through Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Doomben Roses Nominations

Doomben Racecourse – 12/05/2018

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 310×322641 TORVILL F 3 Clarry Conners 1 56.5kg 92
2 x16311x900 BANISH F 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 82
3 341936×191 SNOGGING F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3 56.5kg 74
4 x211x41138 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 4 56.5kg 77
5 21312 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 75
6 3451×62155 GLOBAL THINKING F 3 Shaune Ritchie 6 56.5kg 76
7 6×23621406 SUSURRI F 3 Barry Lockwood 7 56.5kg 68
8 3×23312599 STELLA VICTORIA F 3 Robert Heathcote 8 56.5kg 67
9 342×1128 LA SCOPA F 3 Matthew Dunn 9 56.5kg 69
10 2213x60x09 JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 56.5kg 79
11 13850×30 RUBY RED HEART F 3 Desleigh Forster 11 56.5kg 65
12 8x579x1214 PLAY THAT SONG F 3 Michael Moroney 12 56.5kg 68
13 789035×116 HIGHWAY F 3 Steve Englebrecht 13 56.5kg 67
14 54×311 YOUNGSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 14 56.5kg 69
15 741380×57 CORAL COAST F 3 Anthony Freedman 15 56.5kg 69
16 x564157x30 BEACH DRUM F 3 Matt Kropp 16 56.5kg 59
17 23×713 MISS SHANTI F 3 Chris Waller 17 56.5kg 64
18 31×5699 IMPULSIVE F 3 Chris Waller 18 56.5kg 64
19 310×01 CABIERRO F 3 Anthony Freedman 19 56.5kg 66
20 x232260572 DELANEY’S DESIRE F 3 Matt Kropp 20 56.5kg 59
21 6415×546 PROTEST F 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy 21 56.5kg 62
22 8751 VERTEX F 3 Ben Borham 22 56.5kg 60
23 9x31415x95 RAPDAYS F 3 Matt Kropp 23 56.5kg 61
24 51304 GLAMOROUS MISS F 3 Matthew Dunn 24 56.5kg 59
25 6×63 SHE’S RELIABLE (NZ) F 3 Kelly Schweida 25 56.5kg

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