Australasian Oaks Tips & Preview 2024

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Looking for Australasian Oaks tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2024 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville.


It is Coco Sun that is the $5.50 favourite with PlayUp for the Australasian Oaks ahead of the Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) and last start Auraria Stakes (1800m) winner, Wings Of Song, as well as Vibrant Sun with that pair at $6. Concello and the former New Zealander, Pulchritudinous, is a $7.50. She has transferred to the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott yard after her win in the NZ Oaks (2400m).

There are 16 acceptors plus three emergencies and Queen Of Dragons is at $10, while the placegetters behind Wings Of Song in the lead up run, Quickster and Mollynickers, are $12 and $17. The NZ Oaks trifecta horses, Qali Al Farrasha ($19) and Positivity ($23), head the rest.


Wings Of Song comes in with the picket fence formline having won her past six starts. The Tasmanian filly has been trained by Adam Trinder and is now at the Patrick Payne stables just outside of Melbourne. She claimed the Auraria Stakes (1800m) by two lengths at her most recent start. 

That is always one of the key lead ups towards the Australasian Oaks and the daughter of Mendelssohn booted clear to win by two lengths from Quickster. Six horses come out of the Auraria Stakes, including the exacta horse as well as Mollynickers (3rd) and Harvest Moon (4th). 

Wings Of Song overcame a wide run and produced the fastest last 200m to go six lengths faster than standard benchmark. Hard to see any of the beaten brigade turning the tables although Quickster was wide without cover throughout and stuck on, while Mollyknickers produced the second fastest last 200m from well back. 

Vibrant Sun is one of four last start winners in the race and comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner that raced in Australia at their last start, going 7.5 lengths faster than standard when claiming the Alexandra Stakes (1600m) at Group 3 level at Moonee Valley on March 23 just ahead of Grinzinger Belle. Those two put a big gap on the 3rd placegetter, Vivy Air, who has since placed 5th in the Auraria Stakes. 

The Mark Zahra filly was an eight length winner when stepping up from the 1400m to the 1700m in the spring, claiming a Maiden in Geelong that produced five winners. She then ran a bit of an inconclusive 10th in the Thousand Guineas (1600m) but looks to have come back in good order. 

Concello comes down from Sydney after placing 3rd in the Adrian Knox Quality behind Good Banter and Autumn Angel. That horse then went on to take out the Australian Oaks (2400m). Concello went seven lengths faster than standard. 

Queen Of Dragons is another that had her most recent start in Sydney when 4th in the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Group 1 level behind Orchestral. She took out the Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) prior to that. 

Pulcrhitudinos, Positivity and Qali Al Farrasha produced the trifecta in the NZ Oaks (2400m) back in March. The winner out of that is a new addition to the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable and ran faster time in the NZ Oaks than what Autumn Angel was able to do in Sydney with the former run at a more genuine tempo. She was a Group 2 winner over the 2000m prior to that.

Coco Sun is another leading chance in the market and comes in with two wins this campaign. She rises in grade after claiming a BenchMark 70 at Bendigo over the 1600m on April 13 and might need to produce a personal best after going just 1.3 lengths slower than standard but draws perfectly in barrier 4 with Jamie Kah to ride. 


Going with Wings Of Song in the Australasian Oaks. The Auraria Stakes form has held up well in this race over the years and her effort to score in that race was exceptional after being posted in the three wide line throughout before reeling them in at the business end, recording solid time in the process. The Patrick Payne filly has already had two runs at 2000m and beyond for two wins back in Tasmania, claiming the Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) in one of those. She looks to have come on since then with the six weeks in between runs before her Auraria triumph and is a strong chance of adding a Group 1 to her resume.