Dariana Heads To The 2010 Queensland Oaks As Favourite

June 3rd, 2010

The highly anticipated $400,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) is due to jump this Saturday at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, as the prestigious Treasury Casino QLD Oaks Day goes ahead, with a fantastic array of entertainment on offer.

Currently topping the odds is the Bart Cummings-trained Dariana at $3.70.

As the sixth race of the day, the 2010 Queensland Oaks has seen a full capacity field of 18 three-year-old fillies set to line up, with five emergencies on the sidelines.

Currently topping the odds is the Bart Cummings-trained Dariana at $3.70.

Despite drawing with barrier 19, the filly raced well at the Doomben Roses (2200m), where she finished strong and took third spot – so the extra 200 metres certainly rolls in her favour.

A warm second in the odds is Marheta – the winner of the Roses, and who also has the barrier advantage starting from the third alley and goes into the race at $5.50.

The two are currently leading the way with punters – however Spera, Status Quo and Fairy Oak are also contenders for the 2010 Queensland Oaks, and are all equal in the odds at $8.

Other Eagle Farm races taking place on Saturday as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival will be the Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m), the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m), the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) and the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m).

So to place a bet on the 2010 Queensland Oaks, or any other of this weekend’s races, head to Ladbrokes.com.au now to really get the best odds!

2010 Queensland Oaks Final Field

No.

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

1
Femina Fashion
Trevor Whittington Larry Cassidy 15 55.5
2
Marheta
Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 3 55.5
3
Dariana
Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 19 55.5
4
Danaupair Starlet
Patrick Payne Michael Cahill 12 55.5
5
Status Quo
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 11 55.5
6
Fairy Oak (NZ)
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 21 55.5
7
Spera (NZ)
John Sargent Damian Browne 1 55.5
8
Al Nakhla
Chris Waller 18 55.5
9
Bitasilk
Matt Kropp Jason Taylor 6 55.5
10
Ambitious Princess (NZ)
Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 7 55.5
11
Cassini Contest
John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 17 55.5
12
Drivel
John P Thompson Tye Angland 23 55.5
13
Caiseal
Paul Perry Danny Nikolic 9 55.5
14
C’Mon Cuba (NZ)
Donna Logan Michael Walker 22 55.5
15
Mother’s Milk (NZ)
John P Thompson Timothy Bell 13 55.5
16
Absolute Joy (NZ)
Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 20 55.5
17
Utopia (NZ)
John Wallace Jim Byrne 2 55.5
18
Miss Keepsake (NZ)
Andrew Scott Chris Munce 16 55.5
EMERGENCIES
19
Our Tigress
Michael Moroney 8 55.5
20
Lucky Songs (NZ)
John Morrisey 10 55.5
21
Sunshine Angel
Brian Smith 4 55.5
22
Benaura Girl
John P Thompson 14 55.5
23
Inspirational Lass
John P Thompson 5 55.5