Favourite drawn perfectly for Australasian Oaks

Jamie Kah’s quest for her first Adelaide Group 1 win has received a boost with exciting filly My Whisper drawing perfectly for Saturday’s $502,845 Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville.

Trainers: PAUL and PETER SNOWDEN. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained daughter of Frankel comes off an impressive Auraria Stakes victory and is marked a $5.50 favourite for the feature with tab.com.au.

Last start ATC Oaks winner El Patroness drew barrier eight with John Allen to ride and sits on the second line of betting at $7.50 alongside Daises, who was beaten as a short-priced favourite by the boys in the Port Adelaide Guineas and will have to overcome barrier 17.

The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained Glint Of Hope is marked an $8.50 chance after drawing perfectly in barrier two with Daniel Moor to ride.

Leading local hope Mac 'N' Cheese, from the Tony and Calvin McEvoy stable, drew wide in barrier 18 and is a $9.50 chance alongside Douceur who will jump from barrier 15.

Champion jockey Damien Oliver will start from the extreme outside in barrier 20 in search of a fifth Oaks win aboard Mamounia for James Cummings and the Godolphin stable.

Oliver claimed his first Adelaide Oaks back in 1991 aboard Mannerism for Lee Freedman and Mamounia comes to town on the back of a victory in the Galilee Final at Caulfield.

The Brock Lewthwaite-trained Lady Chant will wear blinkers for the first time, and the WA trainer is happy with how she had had settled at the Goolwa stable of David Jolly.

Lewthwaite said his filly will appreciate the spacious surrounds of Morphettville despite dropping back in distance after taking on the boys in the WA Derby over 2400m last time out.

"The bigger track should suit her,'' Lewthwaite said.

Local jockey Jake Toeroek has picked up the ride on Stray (barrier 13) for Anthony Cummings and will be hoping to carry his winning form into the feature after winning last weekend's Listed Redelva Stakes aboard Champagne Dreams.

Fellow local Kayla Crowther will also get a Group 1 opportunity aboard Morrissette for Warrnambool trainer Simon Ryan.


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