Itz Nosurprises wins NSW & QLD Oaks

J Scott Former News, Latest News



Itz Nosurprisesthere has proven a terrific buy out of the Mark Jones stable after taking out the $A200,000 Form 700m New South Wales Oaks at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Super Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Given every chance handy outer by driver Luke McCarthy, the daughter of McArdle and Itz Queen Of Newyork sprinted brilliiantly in the run home to win going away from Frith and Im Smouldering.

She rated 1:59.5 rate for the mobile 2400m, the leaders running their last 40m in 26.9s.

Itz Nosurprisesthere was was sold by owners Bob and Nola McMeeking to clients of Dean Braun’s Victorian team after running second to Azarenka in the Blenheim Nevele R Fillies Heat on January 11.

Racetimed in 1:55.5 on that occasion, she raced just six times in NZ for two wins and two seconds for $12,172.

She was a first-up third for Braun in the $A40,000 G3 Raith Memorial at Menangle on Feb 9 behind Musicial Delight, the winner clocking 1:53.1.

Itz Nosurprisesthere then showed sufficient improvement, beating Musicial Delight and fellow ex-Canterbury filly My Sunday Girl in her $A25,000 NSW Oaks Heat in a 2:01 rate (2400m) at Menangle on February 23.



Former Overport Lodge filly Itz Nosurprisesthere notched her third individual state Aussie Oaks victory when successful in the $A75,000 Queensland Oaks at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Saturday, June 29.

The daughter of McArdle and Itz Queen Of New York sprinted best from the trail to beat Pukekohe filly (Our) Splendour by half a head in a 1:58 rate for the mobile 2138m. The leaders had the speed on over their last 400m in 27.2s.

Itz Nosurprisesthere, initially raced by breeders Bob and Nola McMeeking, was sold out of the Mark Jones stable to clients of the Victorian stable of Dean Braun in late January.

She has also taken out the New South Wales and Tasmanian Oaks for Australian owners, Tony and Pam Coniglio.

Itznosurprisesthere has now won four of seven starts since crossing the Tasman, while her career record now stands at 13 starts for six wins and three placings, for just over $200,000.