Kirramosa, far left, came from last to win the Wakeful Stakes.

Kirramosa, far left, came from last to win the Wakeful Stakes. Photo: Pat Scala

Sydney filly Kirramosa came from last in Saturday's Wakeful Stakes, racing past May's Dream and deposing her as favourite for the VRC Oaks on Thursday.

Trainer John Sargent always believed he had an Oaks filly from early in her career but it took the blinkers to focus her.

"I thought she would run 2000 metres and going on that she should run 2500 m on Thursday," Sargent said.

"The blinkers have really changed her and switched her on. We put them on her at her last start [where she was beaten in a tight photo] and she has been much sharper.

"She had been hitting flat spots in her races but there was no flat spot out there.

"She's always shown she's had ability right from when she won her first start in New Zealand and her second start was fourth in a group 1 so she has that class."

Kirramosa was trimmed from an $8 into a $3.50 Oaks favourite taking over from May's Dream, which is $3.20 out to $4.40.

The Alamosa filly sat last but when Tom Berry pulled her to the centre of the track at the top of the straight, she came with May's Dream but it quickly was apparent Kirramosa was finishing the better.

She had one length on May's Dream by the line with the brave Solicit, which sat on a fierce speed and held on for third.

"She'll probably go into the Oaks now and be hard to beat, but unfortunately not with me on her back," Berry said.

"In races where there looks no pace, sometimes everyone has the same opinion to go forward.

"I was always of the opinion just to drop her back and we knew she had a devastating turn of foot. Her grand final is Thursday."

Nash Rawiller will take over on Kirramosa in Thursday's Oaks.

"I think they might have Nash, but that's alright. I'm happy to pick up the pieces along the way. It's still a group 2 and not a maiden at Hawkesbury," Berry said.

"I was very confident when they quickened up from the half-mile. I gave her a click to get onto [Gypsy Diamond's] back and she picked that quick I had to ease her back again.

"The best thing about her is you can click her up and she'll grab the bit and you ask her to come back and she drops it again."

Trainer Darren Weir will wait to see how May's Dream pulls up before deciding if he pushed on to the Oaks. Nick Hall was happy with what he felt in her but will have to find a couple of lengths to beat the winner on Thursday.

"It was going to be a telling race and the news is all positive," Hall said. "I love the way she paced it and went though the gears rather than being overly explosive."

Solicit ran up to the leaders at the 200 m but was swapped by the swoopers, however Glen Boss was happy with her fight.

"She was gone at the furlong and it was going to run fifth then it rallied," Boss said. "She had a bit of a blow, so she will improve for the Oaks."