2011 AJC Australian Oaks Form Guide

April 14th, 2011

The 2011 AJC Australian Oaks will certainly be a highlight at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 16th.

There are 17 horses in a red hot field with half a dozen genuine wining threats and some of the most in-form horses in the country.

Shamrocker is an early Luxbet favourite after accounting for the boys last start in the Australian Derby.

Brazilian Pulse hasn’t lost too many friends either after finishing third in the Storm Queen stakes and she’s well and truly in the hunt.

Challengers are expected to come from the likes of Fibrillation and Mijulisa Lass.

In terms of roughies you certainly wouldn’t want to write off Crafty Irna at juicy odds.

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2011 AJC Australian Derby Form Guide

#1 – Shamrocker (Barrier – 4) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Danny O’Brien
  • Jockey: Glen Boss
  • Career Stats: 12s – 4w – 3p
  • Last Start: 1st at Randwick

Double Group 1 winner that is in career best form herself and probably better form than the rest of the field. If she runs as well as last start she wins.

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#2 – Brazilian Pulse (Barrier – 1) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Michael Moroney
  • Jockey: Craig Williams
  • Career Stats: 9s – 5w – 4p
  • Last Start: 3rd at Rosehill

Never missed a place but that almost changed last week when she was last on the turn. Managed to put in a super run to make up plenty of ground but can’t give them that much of a start here.

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#3 – Do Ra Mi (Barrier – 2) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Peter Moody
  • Jockey: Luke Nolen
  • Career Stats: 8s – 3w – 2p
  • Last Start: 5th at Rosehill

Had the prime run in the Storm Queen but never fired a shot down the home straight. Form prior was great but she could be at the end of her prep.

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#4 – Pinker Pinker (Barrier – 10) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Greg Eurell
  • Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
  • Career Stats: 10s – 4w – 1p
  • Last Start: 4th at Rosehill

Won two from four this prep and is yet to finish outside the first four. 3.5 lengths off the pace last star but she doesn’t like the dead surface..

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#5 – Mirjulisa Lass (Barrier – 17) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Gregory Hickman
  • Jockey: Corey Brown
  • Career Stats: 16s – 5w – 4p
  • Last Start: 1st at Rosehill

Won the Storm Queen stakes in excellent style as a 50 to 1 outsider. Barrier raw has killed her here though and it’ll take a monster ride by Corey Brown to give her a chance.

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#6 – Placement (Barrier – 11) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Danny O’Brien
  • Jockey: Chris Munce
  • Career Stats: 16s – 0w – 8p
  • Last Start: 11th at Randwick

This horse was going to get a break through win for all money this preparation but once again has finished just off the pace. Last two runs she’s slowed up considerably and unfortunately she’ll need to look to spring.

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#7 – Fibrillation (Barrier – 8) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Tim Martin
  • Jockey: Damien Oliver
  • Career Stats: 7s – 1w – 3p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Rosehill

Outstanding horse that was a real chance last week even after a wide run left her with plenty to do. With a bit more luck expect to see the silver fern colours flying home late.

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#8 – Crafty Irna (Barrier – 15) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Ron Quinton
  • Jockey: Glyn Schofield
  • Career Stats: 9s – 2w – 2p
  • Last Start: 1st at Randwick

This year has been her year with two wins from the last three runs. Quinton can’t spruik her chances enough so she could be a roughie to watch.

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#9 – Absolutely (Barrier – 3) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Michael Kent
  • Jockey: Brad Rawiller
  • Career Stats: 6s – 0w – 5p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Morphettville

Comes here after not finding a debut win in the Adelaide Autumn Carnival but adding two more placings to the record. Probably only a place chance again here.

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#10 – Becerra (Barrier – 12) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Lee Freedman
  • Jockey: Jim Cassidy
  • Career Stats: 11s – 2w – 1p
  • Last Start: 3rd at Randwick

Third behind Crafty Irna last start but otherwise a fruitless Autumn season. Doesn’t have the pace to figure here.

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#11 – Dating (Barrier – 9) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: G & D Rogerson
  • Jockey: Hugh Bowman
  • Career Stats: 11s – 4w – 2p
  • Last Start: 4th at Trentham

Fourth in the New Zealand Oaks just over a length off the pace. New Zealand form hasn’t been great but she’s yet to race these runners and who knows what shape she’ll be in after the flight.

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#12 – Iron Lace (Barrier – 13) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Jockey: Nash Rawiller
  • Career Stats: 12s – 3w – 1p
  • Last Start: 6th at Rosehill

Went three in a row before struggling last start start in the Storm Queen. Wasn’t disgraced in sixth though and you wouldn’t discount Waller to present her as a place chance.

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#13 – Rose Of Peace (Barrier – 6) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Gary Portelli
  • Jockey: Michael Rodd
  • Career Stats: 10s – 1w – 3p
  • Last Start: 8th at Randwick

Ran ok up around Warwick Farm even claiming a Stakes placing. Was a mile behind Crafty Irna last start though and will be 100 to 1.

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#14 – Bride Salama (Barrier – 7) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Anthony Cummings
  • Jockey: Tim Clark
  • Career Stats: 12s – 1w – 3p
  • Last Start: 5th at Randwick

A Canterbury second placing is the best result this year and that’s the way it’ll stay after this run.

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#15 – Lady Lohnro (Barrier – 16) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Diane Poidevin-Laine
  • Jockey: Peter Wells
  • Career Stats: 6s – 2w – 1p
  • Last Start: 13th at Randwick

Even with a good barrier this horse should and will be triple figures.

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#16 – Avarelli (Barrier – 5) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Guy Walter
  • Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
  • Career Stats: 7s – 1w – 2p
  • Last Start: 1st at Wyong

Coming off a win in a maiden but a more accurate form guide would be the 11th two starts back seven lengths behind Brazilian Pulse

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#17 – Dreamworker (Barrier – 14) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Grahame Begg
  • Jockey: Brenton Avdulla
  • Career Stats: 5s – 0w – 1p
  • Last Start: 9th at Randwick

Isn’t quite as bad as the career stats suggest but connections are certainly asking too much of the filly to win here at Group 1 level.

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