2014 Queensland Oaks Results – Tinto Takes a Strong Victory

May 31st, 2014

The Group 1 2014 Queensland Oaks (2400m) has been won by talented filly Tinto in an absolutely incredible race. Partnered with Timothy Bell, Tinto was able to secure a fantastic victory over short favourite Arabian Gold in second place and Sister Souss in third.

Tinto takes out a comfortable victory in the 2014 Queensland Oaks. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Tinto takes out a comfortable victory in the 2014 Queensland Oaks. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The race started off well, with Arabian Gold taking up a spot on the inside that she would hold for a good part of the race. Tornado Miss settled in behind Tinto who wasn’t far off the lead. Gai Waterhouse‘s Raunchy Rocker started a very early move urged on by jockey Tim Clark and managed to attain a position nearer the front of the field. Execute At Dawn settled just off the lead and seemed happy to stay there.

At around the halfway mark Tornado Miss was at the front of the field, followed by Raunchy Rocker who seemed to be intent on taking the lead early. Execute At Dawn wasn’t far behind, just ahead of Harold Norman‘s Moon And The Stars.

Ring Da Belle maintained pace comfortably in mid-field, happy to seek a gap as the field clustered towards the turn. David Kelly‘s Snapcrackle brought up the rear of the field going into the turn as promising filly Khutulun started moving up early, finding a good pace in third. Paris Match under Nash Rawiller gathered speed towards the turn as Robert Smerdon‘s Every Faith looked to be gathering herself for a final spring.

Rock Diva sat in second last seemingly unable to find her flow as Tye Angland coaxed the mare towards the home straight.

Going into the straight Tornado Miss maintained her place at the front of the field. Sancerre was fighting hard for second, while Raunchy Rocker and Khutulun hung on to their hard-earned positions. Tinto and Sister Souss fought a hard battle for dominance while Arabian Gold peeled away from the rail and began to make her move.

With 400m to go, Tornado Miss was holding onto first place. Arabian Gold continued to shift up the field, duelling with Raunchy Rocker in an effort to gain a lead. Tinto burst through with a fantastic show of late speed and won by a length, while Arabian Gold’s pure power brought her through into second ahead of Sister Souss’s impressive strike at victory.

Overall it was a highly entertaining race, with Tye Angland shrugging off injuries sustained in a fall at Canterbury on Wednesday. Arabian Gold proved why we love her as a sprinter, but was ultimately unable to come away with the gold.

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