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The Australasian Oaks, previously known as the Schweppes Oaks, is a Group 1 race held at Morphettville in Adelaide.
2023 Australasian Oaks Results
- 1st: #6 Affaire A Suivre
- 2nd: #1 She's Fit
- 3rd: #3 Jennilala
Australasian Oaks News
The Australasian Oaks, previously run as the Schweppes Oaks due to sponsorship, is a Group 1 race run over 2000m at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide. Held in late April or early May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the set weights race is open to three-year-old fillies and now runs as the feature race on its own meeting a week prior to Robert Sangster Stakes Day.
Offering just over $500,000 in prize money the Australasian Oaks is also a nice lead-up to the Queensland Oaks held in Brisbane during the winter carnival in June and the key Australasian Oaks lead-up is the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) held at Morphettville in late April.
The 2020 edition of the Australasian Oaks offered a reduced $400,000 in prize money due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Egg Tart (2017) was the last filly to complete the Australasian Oaks – Queensland Oaks interstate double.
In 2022 Barb Raider improved on her Australasian Oaks second to win Brisbane’s Group 2 The Roses next-up before finishing second again that year’s Queensland Oaks results.
The 2023 Australasian Oaks ran on Saturday April 29, 2023 as the opening Group 1 race of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival and was won by the in-form Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Astern filly Affaire A Suivre ($7.50).
|Australasian Oaks 2023|
|Date:||Saturday April 29, 2023|
|Track:||Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights|
2023 Australasian Oaks Results
- 1st: #6 Affaire A Suivre ($7.50)
- 2nd: #1 She’s Fit
- 3rd: #3 Jennilala
Classy Astern filly Affaire A Suivre ($7.50) from the Maher/Eustace stable made it two-from-two at the Morphettville track backing-up from her Port Adelaide Guineas victory to defeat She’s Fit home in the 2023 Australasian Oaks results at elite level off a gun John Allen ride.
|1||6||AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||16||56kg||$7.50|
|2||1||SHE’S FIT||Daniel Morton||Craig Williams||0.2L||15||56kg||$8|
|3||3||JENNILALA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Declan Bates||1.3L||2||56kg||$8.50|
|4||15||STARIANNE||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Dean Yendall||2L||5||56kg||$31|
|5||12||PROSCENIUM ARCH (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Ms Kayla Crowther||2.2L||6||56kg||$21|
|6||16||MOYA LASS||Julius Sandhu||Craig Newitt||2.4L||10||56kg||$16|
|7||14||WHAKAMANA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Jake Noonan||2.7L||3||56kg||$31|
|8||11||PARTY PRINCESS||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||3.8L||7||56kg||$11|
|9||5||AMATI||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||5.2L||8||56kg||$17|
|10||4||AS TIME GOES BY||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jake Toeroek||5.9L||13||56kg||$15|
|11||13||ANPHINA||Andrew Bobbin||Jacob Opperman (a)||6.1L||4||56kg||$61|
|12||10||ARUGAMAMA||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||9.1L||11||56kg||$18|
|13||7||RUNNING ON TIME (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damien Oliver||13.6L||9||56kg||$10|
|14||9||KILLIAKO||Phillip Stokes||Ben Allen||16.8L||1||56kg||$21|
|15||8||MORE REWARD||Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray||Todd Pannell||19.4L||14||56kg||$61|
|16||2||ARTS||Edward Cummings||Sam Clipperton||61.4L||12||56kg||$5F|
|19e||RAVIN||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||0|
|18e||WHISPERING LADY||Mark & Levi Kavanagh||Dean Yendall||0|
|17e||RICH RESULT||John & Chris Ledger||Ms Teagan Voorham (a)||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Australasian Oaks Betting Odds
The autumn’s Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2023 odds from Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below as soon as markets on the Group 1 race are open.
Toffee Tongue ($5 in 2020) was the last favourite in Schweppes Oaks betting to salute for the punters, while there was a notable upset in 2021 with Media Award saluting at Australasian Oaks odds of $61!
There was another upset in 2022 with Glint Of Hope winning at $13, while the $2.70 favourite My Whisper ran third without excuses.
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2023 Australasian Oaks Form Guide
2023 Australasian Oaks Tips
Stay tuned for our exclusive Australasian Oaks 2023 Tips on the opening elite level of the SA Autumn Racing Carnival.
- To Win: #1 She’s Fit ($5.50 at time of publish)
The favourite is drawn out wide (barrier 16) but has time to overcome the alley and still looks the one to beat at a nice price. Craig Williams comes aboard Dan Morton’s classy Group 3 WA Oaks winning daughter of Pride Of Dubai who presents rock-hard fit here. She was a 1.6 length winner in the Oaks over the 2400m before taking on the boys in the Group 2 WA Derby running a brave third. Under two lengths beaten that run she drops back to 2000m against her own kind again here and looks a genuine chance to return to winning form.
2023 Australasian Oaks Field
The Australasian Oaks field features a quality line-up of three-year-old fillies, many eyeing a run in the Queensland Oaks in Brisbane the following month. Plenty of local and interstate-trained fillies take to the Morphettville track in the Schweppes Oaks field, which is released on the Tuesday before the race following nominations the week prior.
The official Australasian Oaks 2023 field is set for release on Tuesday April 25, 2023 and will be published in full below.
The 2023 Australasian Oaks final field features a quality line-up of three-year-old fillies led by the Oaks winning She’s Fit coming off a third in the WATC Derby and the Edward Cummings-trained Arts who was fifth last time out in Sydney’s Group 1 ATC Oaks.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||6×623113||SHE’S FIT||Daniel Morton||Craig Williams||16||56kg||80|
|2||1015||ARTS||Edward Cummings||Sam Clipperton||13||56kg||80|
|3||15×2721||JENNILALA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Declan Bates||2||56kg||75|
|4||5x2535x221||AS TIME GOES BY||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jake Toeroek||14||56kg||74|
|5||7408×81028||AMATI||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||8||56kg||71|
|6||57×311||AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||18||56kg||70|
|7||115352||RUNNING ON TIME (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damien Oliver||9||56kg||69|
|8||x33421x657||MORE REWARD||Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray||Todd Pannell||15||56kg||69|
|9||0x3123x761||KILLIAKO||Phillip Stokes||Ben Allen||1||56kg||69|
|10||43×1332||ARUGAMAMA||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||12||56kg||66|
|11||243×5112||PARTY PRINCESS||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||7||56kg||68|
|12||1337×985||PROSCENIUM ARCH (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Newitt||6||56kg||66|
|13||x1x50x3444||ANPHINA||Andrew Bobbin||Jacob Opperman (a)||4||56kg||64|
|14||851258×32||WHAKAMANA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Jake Noonan||3||56kg||64|
|15||2x245x312||STARIANNE||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Dean Yendall||5||56kg||63|
|16||433×351||MOYA LASS||Julius Sandhu||Craig Newitt (late alt)||11||56kg||63|
|17e||9617×108||RICH RESULT||John & Chris Ledger||Ms Teagan Voorham (a)||10||56kg||63|
|18e||496×421||WHISPERING LADY||Mark & Levi Kavanagh||Dean Yendall||19||56kg||61|
|19e||0x235||RAVIN||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||17||56kg||58|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Australasian Oaks Nominations
Early nominations for the Australasian Oaks in 2023 close on Tuesday April 18, 2023.
The 2023 Australasian Oaks odds are now out attracting 37 three-year-old fillies including Jennilala who won the Group 3 Auraria Stakes last weekend, Anthony & Sam Freedman’s Clare Lindop Stakes winner As Time Goes By, WA Oaks winner She’s Fit who ran third to the boys in the Group 2 WATC Derby in Perth last time out, and progressive local So You Think filly Party Princess.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||57×311||AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||70|
|6||43×1332||ARUGAMAMA||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||66|
|7||5x2535x221||AS TIME GOES BY||F||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman||74|
|8||1||BOOGNISH||F||3||Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea||63|
|9||85688×6333||DISTURBIA (NZ)||F||3||Emma-Lee & David Browne||57|
|10||2x6143x007||DO IT LA||F||3||Peter G Moody||73|
|11||2522x20x12||FLORAL OASIS||F||3||Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea||62|
|12||15×2721||JENNILALA||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||75|
|14||213456×13||LET’SBEFRANKBABY||F||3||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock||70|
|15||521×61||LIGHTNING FLASH||F||3||Matt Laurie||66|
|16||1×443||MISS TARZY (NZ)||F||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman||61|
|17||2×33||MON ETOILE (NZ)||F||3||Emma-Lee & David Browne||59|
|18||x33421x657||MORE REWARD||F||3||Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray||69|
|19||433×351||MOYA LASS||F||3||Julius Sandhu||63|
|20||8135×56||NAKAMOTO (NZ)||F||3||Emma-Lee & David Browne||62|
|21||1×2579||NOVEMBER FALLS (NZ)||F||3||Mitchell Beer||58|
|22||0x52733||ONE LAST KISS||F||3||Dan O’Sullivan||58|
|23||243×5112||PARTY PRINCESS||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||68|
|24||1337×985||PROSCENIUM ARCH (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||66|
|25||61||RAMAZZINA (NZ)||F||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||63|
|26||0x235||RAVIN||F||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||58|
|27||9617×108||RICH RESULT||F||3||John & Chris Ledger||63|
|28||115352||RUNNING ON TIME (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||69|
|30||6×623113||SHE’S FIT||F||3||Daniel Morton||80|
|31||x378x75328||SIRIUS PRINCESS||F||3||Trevor J Andrews||59|
|32||2x245x31||STARIANNE||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||62|
|33||313||TASS||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||67|
|34||313||UNUSUAL PEARL (NZ)||F||3||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||62|
|35||851258×3||WHAKAMANA||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||64|
|36||496×421||WHISPERING LADY||F||3||Mark & Levi Kavanagh||61|
|37||606×525222||WINNING BID||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||58|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Australasian Oaks History
The Australasian Oaks is a relatively new race which was first held in 1982. The first winner of the race was Rose Of Kingston, the dam to Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule. The race is known for producing great staying horses with many going on to place well in the Caulfield Cup. 2008 winner Zarita went on to beat the colts and geldings in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m), which is held during the same carnival.
The most notable upset in recent Australasian Oaks history was the 2021 victory by 60/1 outsider Media Award.
Plenty of nice types have won the race including Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Delicacy (2015) who came off wins in the WA Oaks and WA Derby, and who also won that year’s SA Derby.
Australasian Oaks Results Since 2000
|1st||Affaire A Suivre||2 minutes 5.02 seconds|
|1st||Glint Of Hope||2 minutes 4.82 seconds|
|1st||Media Award||2 minutes 3.81 seconds|
|1st||Toffee Tongue||2 minutes 7.19 seconds|
|3rd||Affair To Remember|
|1st||Princess Jenni||2 minutes 2.75 seconds|
|3rd||House Of Cartier|
|1st||Sopressa||2 minutes 4.34 seconds|
|1st||Egg Tart||2 minutes 04.32 seconds|
|1st||Abbey Marie||2 minutes 04.1 seconds|
|3rd||C’est Beau La Vie|
|1st||Delicacy||2 minutes 03.3 seconds|
|1st||May’s Dream||2 minutes 04.85 seconds|
|1st||Maybe Discreet||2 minutes 07.02 seconds|
|1st||Invest||2 minutes 06.93 seconds|
|2nd||Our Miss Jones|
|1st||Lights Of Heaven||2 minutes 05.3 seconds|
|1st||Small Minds||2 minutes 06.4 seconds|
|2nd||No Evidence Needed|
|1st||Gallica||2 minutes 3.8 seconds|
|3rd||Miss Lily Rose|
|1st||Zarita||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|2nd||Moment In Time|
|3rd||Queen Of Queens|
|1st||Anamato||2 minutes 2.2 seconds|
|1st||Marju Snip||2 minutes 4.4 seconds|
|1st||Irish Darling||2 minutes 4.4 seconds|
|1st||Rinky Dink||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|2nd||Star Of Grechen|
|1st||Sound Action||2 minutes 5.1 seconds|
|1st||Tully Thunder||2 minutes 3.3 seconds|
|1st||Tempest Morn||2 minutes 7.1 seconds|
|2nd||South Sea Pearl|
|1st||Grand Echezeaux||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|