Browne Confident He Will Witness 2015 Queensland Oaks Upset

May 28th, 2015

Winx and Bohemian Lily remain clear favourites to win Saturday’s featured Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben, however veteran hoop Damian Browne remains confident kiwi raider Platinum Witness is more than capable of an upset.

Damian Browne is confident kiwi raider Platinum Witness is capable of success in the 2015 Queensland Oaks. Photo: Daniel Costello

Damian Browne is confident kiwi raider Platinum Witness is capable of success in the 2015 Queensland Oaks. Photo: Daniel Costello

Platinum Witness booked a ticket to the Brisbane Winter Carnival when running a close second to Savaria in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) on March 14th, but was unable to make much of an impact in her Australian debut when sixth in the Group 2 The Roses (2020m) as favourite last weekend.

Confident she will have taken priceless condition from the run, Browne told the Courier Mail he believes the California Dane filly was caught in un-ideal running room last weekend and is confident of a far-more convincing performance in the 2015 Queensland Oaks.

“She was on the wrong leg the whole way and was never comfortable,” Browne said.

“She will be better from that experience.

“I think if she draws a barrier for the Oaks and races generously, she can be there at the business end of the race.”

Securing four wins and a further seven minors over just 15 career starts so far, Platinum Witness stamped her claims as one to watch over a standout spring preparation, highlighted by wins in the Listed Armadilo Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas (1600m).

Returning this time for success in the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) on January 24th; progressing to fourth in the Group 2 Fillies Classic (2000m) and winning the Group 3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) leading into the New Zealand Oaks.

Platinum Witness was allocated the somewhat awkward barrier 14 for the 2015 Queensland Oaks, but will cut in to a close as gate 10 after emergency runners are removed from the field.

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