Double Delight for Oakland Park

Oakland Park Stud landed another winning double at Ascot on Saturday with the wins of Triple Jay and then Sapphire Street in the Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic, both by champion Darley stallion Street Boss.

In the first win, exciting four-year-old Triple Jay returned to winning form third-up from a spell in the Morley Growers Handicap (1200m).

Heavily supported from $4.80 into $2.25 the Pearce Racing trained Triple Jay was settled one-out and one-back by jockey William Pike before peeling around heels into the clear on straightening.

The gelding had a few lengths to make up but showed brilliant acceleration to hit the lead passing the 100m mark and then pull away to win by a length.

Triple Jay has now had 12 career starts for four wins, four minor placings and $161,113 in total earnings.

The second victory of the day for Oakland Park was the Dan Morton trained Sapphire Street’s blistering victory In the Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic.

Promising young Apprentice Luke Campbell settled the 3YO filly, racing against the older mares, at the rear of the field throughout.

Approaching the 400 and under a lap fall of horse, he set his mount alight 5 wide at the corner before unleashing the filly down the straight to hold out the highly regarded favourite Laced Up Heels.

The win of Sapphire Street was some redemption for her dam Necklett, who ran second in the same race six years ago and brings her career earnings to over $330k.

Congratulations to all connections.