Oakland Park will be represented by two runners at Ascot on Saturday. The 3YO Helmet gelding Beethoven will be the first to step out in the benchmark 62+ race over 1200 metres. He ran sixth first-up over 1000 metres beaten 2.3 lengths. He will enjoy the extra 200 metres and has been a winner second-up last campaign. Already a winner of $189,000 in prize money and bonuses he should be very competitive.
Our tough 7YO Viscount gelding Pushin’ Shapes makes his return to racing when he lines up in the $100,000 Listed Grandstand Cup. What a thrill it was to see this fellow win at Caulfield last campaign.
He has been a marvellous horse for Oakland and our partners, having won $601,600 in prize money and bonuses.
Good luck to all.