Gai, Pinot the toast of $1mill VRC Oaks

Gai,Pinotthetoastof$1millVRCOaks

November9,20175:37pm。

byAAP

PinothasbeatenBringMeRosesandHiyaamtowinthe$1millionVRCOaksforGaiWaterhouse。

GaiWaterhousehastrainedherfirstVRCOakswinnerasPinotoutstayedherrivalsinthe$1millionraceatFlemington。

RiddenbyStephenBaster,Pinot($5。

50)ledhomearoughresultinthethree-year-oldfilliesClassicinbeatingBringMeRoses($31)by1-1/3quarterlengths。

Hiyaam($21)wasanother1-1/2lengthsawayinthird。

TheracewasdelayedasAloisiawasreshodafterlosingashoeonherwaytothebarrierandtheodds-onfavouritemissedtheplacings。

WaterhousetrainedTuesdayJoytofinishsecondinthe2006Oaksbuthadnthadarunnersince。

ShesharedherbreakthroughmomentwithtrainingpartnerAdrianBott。

Pinotwasexpectedtoleadbutaftermissingthestart,Basterhadtomakealotofuseofthefillyinthemiddlestages。

BastertimedhisruntothesecondasPinotgottheupperhandoverthefinal100m。

Itisspecial,itreallyis,Waterhousesaid。

ShecametoMelbourneamaiden。

Shecameherewithnoaccoladesoranythingandnotlookedbacksincethen。

AloisiawasattemptingtocompletetheThousandGuineas-VRCOaksdouble。

ShewassentforwardfromthebarriertoraceoutsidetheleaderuntilsettlingfourthbehindPinotinthemiddlestages。

JockeyLukeNolentriedtogetAloisiatorallybutthe$1。