Delicacy has stretched her winning streak to five in taking out the Group 1 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville on Saturday.
The Grant Williams-trained filly ventured east following four straight stakes successes in Western Australia this preparation culminating with her victory in the Group 2 WA Derby (2400m) at Ascot three weeks ago.
Back to racing against her own sex, the Western Australia Raider gave her rivals a staying lesson as she overpowered them late in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
Peter Hall was reunited with the daughter of Al Maher on Saturday after William Pike sustained a shoulder injury earlier in the week.
The hoop gave the filly an ideal run in transit, midfield between runners as Fenway Horseform went out in a bid to make all.
Held up behind runners on straightening, Delicacy Horseform edged into clear space 200m from home and produced a strong turn of foot in pursuit of the Lee and Shannon Hope-trained filly.
Delicacy reeled her in with 50m remaining before a 1 ¼ length success followed.
“She has got an excellent turn of foot and she showed that through her summer campaign at Ascot,” Hall said.
“Coming here today to Adelaide against a lot of good horses from all around Australia, for her to have that turn of foot was great.
“They went pretty quick into the first corner but then they slowed up mid race.
“I was lucky to get the split and away she went.”
Delicacy in coasting home to take out the Group 1 feature also provided jockey Peter Hall with his first victory at the top level which is now the jewel in the crown of career which boasts dozens of stakes victories.
“It was a Group 1,” Hall said.
“I might as well of enjoyed the moment”
Connections now must decide if they back the boom filly up in the Group 1 SA Derby at the same course over 2500m.
“We’ll see how she pulls up,” Williams said.
“Maybe the Derby next week but we’ll let her tell us that.”
Fenway was bold holding on to second while the Dan O’Sullivan-trained Bahamas Horseform recorded a valuable Group 1 placing in third.
In earlier events on the program, the Mick Price-trained Dead Or Alive Horseform won the Listed Oaklands Plate (1600m) while another Victorian Raider in Strykum Horseform took out the Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes (1050m) for Lee and Anthony Freedman.