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Vavasour Set For Australian Oaks
Meanwhile, an Australian Oaks start has been confirmed for talented South Auckland filly Vavasour (Redoute's Choice-Valpolicella, by Red Ransom), reports NZ Racing Desk. Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams opted against tackling Saturday's Gr1 New Zealand Oaks at Trentham with the Gr2-winning Redoute's Choice filly, but plan on sending her to Sydney for the 3YO fillies Classic at Royal Randwick on 11 April. "She'll run in a Rating 85 mile on the 28th and provided she runs a fair race, we'll press on for the Oaks in Sydney. We don't expect her to win over 1600m, but so long as she runs a good race, we'll carry on," Peter Williams said. Vavasour, who finished eighth after setting the pace in last month's Gr1 New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie, is tentatively booked to fly to Sydney on April 8 for her hit-and-run Oaks mission.