Weekend Wrap: Emotional Oaks win, Jolly family's big day out

Australasian Oaks Day at Morphettville was packed with emotion.

SEE YOU IN HEAVEN.
SEE YOU IN HEAVEN. Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

Victorian trainer Natalie Young claimed the Group 1 feature in combination with Trent Busuttin while battling breast cancer with Glint Of Hope, while it was another amazing day at the races for the Jolly's with three generations of the famous SA racing family in the winner's stall.

David Jolly had an early double, Richard and Chantelle claimed the Group 3 Breeders' Stakes with See You In Heaven before Peter Jolly's Morvada added another victory to his brilliant resume winning the Listed City of Adelaide.

It was the eight-year-old's ninth win taking earnings just shy of $800,000 and the first time all three generations had trained a winner on the same day.

While Morvada has tested his trainer's patience over the journey, he's proven extremely durable having tackled a Victorian Derby as three-year-old to racing in the best form of his career five years later.

"Richard has restricted me to just a couple of horses in the stable, what hope have I got,'' Peter joked post-race.

"This is the first time with Chantelle (all training a winner on the same day)

"He's a marvel, for a horse who did a tendon, did a suspensory. He's come back and racing the best of his career and I still think he's got a couple of years in him,'' he said.

Richard and Chantelle's See You In Heaven justified her short price for an arrogant win the Group 3 Breeders' Stakes (1200m).

"I don't think I've ever been so confident at the top of the straight,'' jockey Jake Toeroek said.

While David early double came with a couple of mares - Miss Langtry and Gaze Grise - both winning impressively.

Gaze Grise was also the first leg of a riding double for Kayla Crowther who is enjoying a career best season in the saddle having ridden 94 1/2 winners just three shy of last season's mark.

And there was also Illation who was arguably the most impressive winner on the day at just his second start for the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr stable in the Nitschke Stakes.

After settling back on the inside the colt powered past rivals to win and Price is hoping it's the start of something big for the son of So You Think.

"He's a really good colt,'' Price said.

"I would put a circle around the Cox Plate if you asked me that dream,'' he said.


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