The Robert Sangster Stakes Day card at Morphettville this Saturday features another exciting Group 1 contest: the Australasian Oaks 2024 for three-year-old fillies.

Wings Of Song

Wings Of Song is narrow favourite to keep the wins coming in Saturday’s Australasian Oaks 2024. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

This 2000m staying test promises to be a wide-open affair, with the bookmakers struggling to pick a clear favourite.

Currently leading the charge at $5.50 through Ladbrokes is Wings Of Song.

Trained by Patrick Payne, this daughter of Mendelssohn has been on a tear, winning her last six races in a row.

She dominated her Tasmanian counterparts throughout the summer, capturing the Tasmanian Guineas, Thousand Guineas, Strutt Stakes, and Tasmanian Oaks.

Following a powerful victory in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes here at Morphettville last start, she looks to become the first filly since Sopressa (2018) to complete the Auraria Stakes – Australasian Oaks double.

Concello ($6) and Vibrant Sun ($6) are the closest challengers in the Australasian Oaks field.

Chris Waller‘s Trapeze Artist filly Concello ran a credible third in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes at Randwick on softer ground.

She’ll appreciate the firmer track conditions this time and could return to winning form under ace jockey James McDonald.

Mark Zahra will be in the saddle for Vibrant Sun, a Group 3-winning daughter of The Autumn Sun.

This talented filly comes off a victory in the Alexandra Stakes and is expected to handle the step up in distance.

Several other runners offer value in this open race.

Pulchritudinous ($8.50), the Group 1 NZ Oaks winner, is now under the care of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott down under.

Tony and Calvin McEvoy‘s Coco Sun ($9) is in top form with back-to-back wins, while Queen Of Dragons ($10) and Quickster ($10) are both proven performers with the potential to cause an upset.

With a capacity field and plenty of contenders in the mix, the 2024 Australasian Oaks promises to be a thrilling race.

2024 Australasian Oaks Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 517×0311 PULCHRITUDINOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7 56kg 98
2 1292111111 WINGS OF SONG Patrick Payne Jake Noonan 9 56kg 86
3 417812 POSITIVITY (NZ) Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 8 56kg 84
4 4x3841x385 SERASANA Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock John Allen 3 56kg 80
5 x51972x614 QUEEN OF DRAGONS Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 2 56kg 80
6 6210×41 VIBRANT SUN Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 12 56kg 80
7 x1144x3353 MOLLYNICKERS Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ms Carleen Hefel 15 56kg 79
8 1x96055x11 COCO SUN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Ms Jamie Kah 4 56kg 78
9 4×223123 QALI AL FARRASHA (NZ) Mark Walker Billy Egan 19 56kg 76
10 247×2112 QUICKSTER Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Blake Shinn 14 56kg 75
11 613×513 CONCELLO Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56kg 72
12 28067×2146 PRIVATE LEGACY Gregory Hickman Craig Williams 10 56kg 70
13 311672 INTO YOU Shay Keating Ms Alana Kelly 11 56kg 68
14 3×311227 THE AUTUMN BELLE Henry Dwyer Beau Mertens 16 56kg 67
15 5x4160x729 BON MISTRESS Ken & Kasey Keys Daniel Stackhouse 5 56kg 64
16 821 INFINITY IMPERIAL Liam Howley 17 56kg 62
17e 218×374 HARVEST MOON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Winona Costin 18 56kg 61
18e 006×92816 SEEKING STARDOM Andrew Gluyas 13 56kg 60
19e 85×2 SHUT THAT D’OR Garret Lynch Sairyn Fawke 1 56kg 56

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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