| Emirates AJC Australian Oaks Results|
| Emirates - A.J.C. Aust. Oaks || |
|April 26. RANDWICK. 2400m $662,000 Group 1 (2.32.42) L600m = 38.05 |
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| || || FP|| ||BM|| ||Name|| ||AS|| ||Jockey|| ||SP|| ||Trainer|| ||WT|| ||BP|| ||TFE|| |
| || ||1|| ||won|| ||Sunday Joy|| ||F|| ||Len Beasley|| ||6|| ||Gai Waterhouse|| ||55.5|| ||1|| || |
| ||[ Sunday Silence - Joie Denise (Danehill) ] |
| || ||2|| ||0.8|| ||Shower Of Roses|| ||F|| ||Chris Munce|| ||15-8F|| ||Gai Waterhouse|| ||55.5|| ||6|| || |
| ||[ Zabeel - Marquise (Gold And Ivory) ] |
| || ||3|| ||1.8|| ||Bramble Rose|| ||F|| ||Patrick Payne|| ||11-4|| ||Todd, M|| ||55.5|| ||7|| || |
| ||[ Shinko King - Images (Gleam Machine) ] |
| || ||4|| ||2.3|| ||Ain't Seen Nothin'|| ||F|| ||John Scorse|| ||10|| ||Barbara Joseph|| ||55.5|| ||4|| || || |
| ||[ Nothin' Leica Dane - Icecapade (Genghiz) ] |
| || ||5|| ||2.4|| ||Sabino Canyon|| ||F|| ||Craig Carmody|| ||150|| ||Tony Wildman|| ||55.5|| ||3|| || || |
| ||[ Danehill - Cinnamon (Robellino) ] |
| || ||6|| ||3.7|| ||Crianca|| ||F|| ||Rod Quinn|| ||12|| ||Shaun Dwyer|| ||55.5|| ||8|| || || |
| ||[ Woodman - Supermodel (Bletchingly) ] |
| || ||7|| ||4.3|| ||Shalang|| ||F|| ||Corey Brown|| ||50|| ||John Hawkes|| ||55.5|| ||10|| || || |
| ||[ Langfuhr - Shamayil (Spectacular Bid) ] |
| || ||8|| ||5.1|| ||Raspberry Ripple|| ||F|| ||Jim Cassidy|| ||13-2|| ||Frank Ritchie|| ||55.5|| ||2|| || || |
| ||[ Quest For Fame - Unbeleevable (Zabeel) ] |
| || ||9|| ||7.9|| ||Moo|| ||F|| ||Steve Arnold|| ||100|| ||Bart Cummings|| ||55.5|| ||11|| || || |
| ||[ Thunder Gulch - Silent Water (Pre Emptive St) ] |
| || ||10|| ||9.4|| ||Ski Lodge|| ||F|| ||Darryl Mc Lellan|| ||100|| ||Bob Thomsen|| ||55.5|| ||9|| || || |
| ||[ Grand Lodge - Yoghurt (Zoffany) ] |
| || ||11|| ||25.3|| ||Hierogram|| ||F|| ||Darren Beadman|| ||12|| ||John Hawkes|| ||55.5|| ||5|| || || |
| ||[ Octagonal - Enshrine (Marscay) ] |
| || ||12|| ||32.9|| ||Moon Point|| ||F|| ||Glen Boss|| ||100|| ||Bob Thomsen|| ||55.5|| ||12|| || || |
| ||[ Citidancer - Gotheecho (Sir Tristram) ] |
Returning to Scale after the Emirates AJC Australian Oaks.
Gai Waterhouse's triumphant run through April continued at Randwick when her two million-dollar fillies Sunday Joy and Shower Of Roses filled the quinella in the $700,000 AJC Australian Oaks (2400m).
Waterhouse-trained horses have won just short of $6 million over the past month.
Gai & Julie Singleton
Punters may have got it wrong, sending out Shower Of Roses as well-tried favourite with Sunday Joy a 6-1 chance, but Waterhouse nonetheless took tremendous delight in the win.
So, too, did advertising guru John Singleton's wife, Julie.
The Singletons race Sunday Joy under the banner of their Strawberry Hill Stud syndicate.
"This filly is the most perfect horse we've ever had, she's beautiful," Julie Singleton said.
"John absolutely loves her.
"You couldn't imagine a horse as well bred and as lovely as her wouldn't win a Group One.
"Today was our day. It's just amazing."
Waterhouse described the finish of today's classic as "scintillating".
"Sunday Joy just wasn't happy in the going in the Derby," she said.
"Lenny (Beasley) was worried before the race but I told him the track is not gluey like it was in the Derby.
"No horse in my stable has got a better action than Sunday Joy. She's absolutely fluent.
Shower Of Roses
"The other horse (Shower Of Roses) has more brilliance and explosive acceleration.
"Both fillies have done a tremendous job."
Sunday Joy is by deceased Japanese super stallion Sunday Silence out of the Danehill mare Joie Denise.
She was bred by Arrowfield Stud after Arrowfield boss John Messara made commercial arrangements to send a number of mares to Sunday Silence who stood at the world famous Shadai Farm.
Singleton paid $1 million for Sunday Joy at the Magic Million Yearling Sales.
Even Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy warmed to Sunday Joy's win.
"She's been a terribly unlucky filly," Murrihy said.
"She got into plenty of trouble in the Rosehill Guineas and got knocked down twice in the Derby and shuffled back.
"If ever a filly deserved to win a race like this it's probably her."
For winning jockey Beasley success came after his riding career looked to be in doubt following an horrendous three-horse fall at Rosehill in November last year.
Beasley was sidelined for several months and had plates and screws inserted into his collarbone and arm following the fall.
It marked Beasley's second Group One in conjunction with Singleton having taken the 2000 Golden Slipper with Belle Du Jour.
"Singo has stuck with me through thick and thin," Beasley said.
"To win this race for him and Gai is very, very special.
"Sunday Joy came right into the race and showed a ton of courage to overhaul Shower Of Roses."
Prior to today Sunday Joy had only won once from 12 starts.
Her value as a future broodmare is immeasurable.
So too is that of Zabeel filly Shower Of Roses who cost $1.4 million as a yearling.
While Shower Of Roses will be spelled, Waterhouse said Sunday Joy would press on to Brisbane with the Queensland Oaks her major mission.
New Zealand Oaks winner Bramble Rose was a gallant third today after having every chance in running.
Story by AAP (Tony White)