Lady Euthenia Wins NSW Oaks

Lady Euthenia Wins NSW Oaks

On Friday night Harold Park was host to the latest Group 1 feature pacing event for 2010, the $100, 000 Form 700 NSW Oaks where brilliant three-year-old Lady Euthenia claimed victory.

Lady Euthenia started as the second elect at $2.90 and crossed the field early overcoming her horror draw to defeat Im A Happy Girl ($8.50) by 1.2m with long priced roughie Mands Gearl ($160.30) in a surprise third a further 1.5m back.

Odds-on favourite Stunin Girl ($2) finished fifth behind outsider, Art Princess ($56) in fourth after dropping back only in the final few metres following a sensational run that saw her sitting second nearly all the way.

Eventual runner-up Im A Happy Girl was in front with one lap to go after running a sharp 31.6s second quarter. Lady Euthenia was three wide without cover at the bell while Im A Happy Girl maintained the lead throughout the 29.1 third quarter. Lady Euthenia was unobstructed on the outside and was able to move up closer to the front.

On the final turn Im A Happy Girl was in the lead followed by Stunin Girl with Lady Euthenia in third, the three top fillies fighting it out on the home stretch. Lady Euthenia then moved up on the outside snaring the lead that the champion filly maintained for the win.

Lady Euthenia, daughter of Art Major, now boasts an impressive career record of 14 wins from 17 starts for over $370, 000 in prizemoney. Last year she proved herself the top two-year-old filly of the season winning four Group 1 races and with Friday night’s impressive win she has set herself up as the one to watch this year as well.

2010 NSW Oaks Results:

Placing

Horse

Prizemoney

Row & Br.

Trainer

Driver

Margin (m)

1
LADY EUTHENIA
$69, 300 Sr4 P F Lewis M J Reese
2
IM A HAPPY GIRL
$14, 850 Fr6 D A Kennedy J J Alchin 1.20
3
MANDS GEARL
$7, 920 Sr3 M Whiteford M Whiteford 2.70
4
ART PRINCESS
$3, 960 Sr2 L M Fitzpatrick B P Fitzpatrick 3.40
5
STUNIN GIRL
$2, 970 Fr1 S M Hunter G Lang 3.70
6
GEM OF REIBEY
$200 Fr3 D W Jack D W Jack 4.20
7
STARRYART
$200 Fr2 T M Robson J G Proctor 4.80
8
LED SUITCASE
$200 Sr1 L Miles L Miles 6.80
9
ELLEJAYS PRINCESS
$200 Fr4 J W Vautin J W Vautin 9.00
10
ROTHKARA STELLA
$200 Fr5 D A Murphy D A Murphy 10.40
11
SHEZA MACHSTAR
Sr5 M J Butler A J Burnbull 78.30
Scratched:
SIXTEEN CARAT