Oakleigh Plate 2022

Saturday February 26, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: Barriers account for little in the Oakleigh Plate with double digits producing plenty of recent winners

The Group 1 Neds Oakleigh Plate is one of three elite level Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival races that runs at Caulfield Racecourse as part of Blue Diamond Stakes Day annually in late February. An open handicap sprint the clash takes place over 1100m and offers $750,000 in total prize money as of 2022

Running at the same meeting as the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Neds Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) the event attracts a capacity field of 18 sprinters.

Many Oakleigh Plate horses come out of a run a week earlier in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) run down the Flemington straight; the last to complete the Oakleigh Plate – Lightning Stakes double was Fastnet Rock (2005).

The latest edition of the Oakleigh Plate ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 and was won by Australia Stakes winning mare Marabi ($2.60) who retained her undefeated status with a win for the punters. 

Oakleigh Plate Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $750,000
  • First Run: 1884

2022 Oakleigh Plate Results

The official Oakleigh Plate 2022 Winner & Full Results will be published below on Saturday February 26, 2022.

  • 1st: #5 Marabi ($2.60F)
  • 2nd: #7 Away Game
  • 3rd: #6 Oxley Road

Two good mares from the Maher/Eustace stable ran in a tight Oakleigh Plate 2022 quinella, the undefeated favourite Marabi ($2.60F) holding on ahead of her fast-closing stablemate Away Game in the short-distance feature on Blue Diamond Day.

Oakleigh Plate Betting

Oakleigh Plate betting is usually an open affair with plenty of mixed form leading up to the race.

Recent Oakleigh Plate winners who won their last Group lead-up include Lankan Rupee (2014), Shamal Wind (2015) and Marabi (2022) who took out the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at the Valley, with last start winners often dominating the markets.

Wide barrier draws don’t often have an impact on the Oakleigh Plate odds as plenty of winners have drawn wide including Pippie (14 in 2020), Booker (14 in 2019), Russian Revolution (10 in 2018), Flamberge (15 in 2016), Shamal Wind (14 in 2015), Mrs Onassis (11 in 2013) and Swiss Ace (18 in 2009).

Pippie ($12) was the last double-figure winner in Oakleigh Plate 2020 betting until 2021 when Portland Sky ($10) ran a dead-heat to share the top prize with Celebrity Queen ($9.50).

Marabi ($2.60 in 2022) was the last favourite in Oakleigh Plate betting to salute.

2022 Oakleigh Plate Odds

The latest Oakleigh Plate odds for 2022 will be updated below the week of the race so bookmark this page to view the best available Group 1 racing odds on the autumn sprint.


Early market betting odds on the 2022 Oakleigh Plate will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Oakleigh Plate

A maximum of 18 starters line-up in the Oakleigh Plate field at Caulfield and the race recently ran at capacity in 2018 when the favourite Russian Revolution saluted, 2019 when Booker scored an upset win and again in 2020 when Pippie became the second mare to salute from barrier 14 in as many years.

There was yet another 18-starter Oakleigh Plate field in 2021 when Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky ran a dead-heat for first.

Oakleigh Plate nominations close the Monday before the race followed by the final field of acceptances out on the Wednesday.

Lankan Rupee topped the Oakleigh Plate odds for his 2014 win

Lankan Rupee (2014) is one of the few recent favourites in Oakleigh Plate betting to salute for the punters. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Oakleigh Plate field often features star stallions in the making and has been won by the likes of Snitzel (2006) and Fastnet Rock (2005).

Many horses also run first-up in the Oakleigh Plate field. Alternatively, any three-year-olds in the event may have had an earlier autumn lead-up in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m). Portland Sky (2021), who dead-heated with Celebrity Queen in the Oakleigh Plate – was the last to do the double.

2022 Oakleigh Plate Field

The official Oakleigh Plate 2022 final field is announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Neds Blue Diamond Stakes Day and will be announced in full below.

A smart line-up of autumn sprinters face off over 1100m in the 2022 Oakleigh Plate final field on Saturday including the unbeaten Maher/Eustace-trained mare Marabi and Team Snowden’s Moir Stakes champ from the spring Wild Ruler.

2022 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The Oakleigh Plate 2022 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day, the full list of potential runners to be made available below.

Trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace have six of the 24 Oakleigh Plate 2022 nominations for this weekend including the all-in favourite with their unbeaten mare Marabi rising in grade for the Group 1 sprint on Blue Diamond Day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x312286x23 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
2 6x3121323x BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
3 75110x054x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 106
4 1x16x31x4 ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
5 2x25x110x EXTREME WARRIOR C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 89
6 115x25125x GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton 89
7 11x331x1 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 95
8 53x12938x5 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 100
9 1x3x2x761x JONKER H 6 Tony Gollan 111
10 2112x222x5 MALKOVICH H 4 Bjorn Baker 99
11 111×111 MARABI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
12 567×110121 MARINE ONE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
13 18x61143x1 MELBA STORM M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 79
14 x2159x1314 MILEVA M 4 Phillip Stokes 100
15 39x164x11x MINHAAJ M 4 John O’Shea 104
16 140x846x12 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 105
17 114x2316x2 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 101
18 71x12210x1 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 99
19 10x153x80x POLAND G 4 Michael Moroney 90
20 11x364x112 SCORCHED EARTH F 3 John Moloney 89
21 44110x52x1 STREETCAR STRANGER G 5 David Jolly 92
22 888×606401 VAINSTREAM G 7 John Pascoe 88
23 x1619x210x WILD RULER H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 112
24 7140x4240x ZOUTORI G 6 Mathew Ellerton 112

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Oakleigh Tips

Favourites in the Oakleigh Plate tips have a poor recent record with only four saluting for the punters from 2008 – 2022, the most recent being Russian Revolution (2018) and Marabi (2022).

A good Oakleigh Plate tip is to look at the better weighted runners in the race as only four horses have carried more than 55.5kg to victory from 2008-2022.

In-form mares are also worth including in Oakleigh Plate tipping with seven winning from 2013 – 2022 including most recently Booker (2019) who also ran fourth in the 2018 Oakleigh Plate results, Pippie (2020), Celebrity Queen (2021) who had to share top honours with Portland Sky after running a dead-heat and Marabi (2022).

2022 Oakleigh Plate Tips

The insider Ladbrokes’ Oakleigh Plate 2022 tips and betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the short-distance specialists to back in the showdown.

  • To Win: #1 Wild Ruler ($8 at time of publish) 

Great edition of what is always an open fast sprint! Marabi is the unbeaten favourite from a gun stable, but this is a another level going up to Group 1 company for the first time. Already proven at this level, Team Snowden’s 1100m specialist Wild Ruler looks value. He’s up in weight here with 58kg, but the four-year-old son of Snitzel always flies fresh with an outstanding first-up record (5:3-2-0). Looking hot in two recent trial wins and is ready to atone for that The Everest disaster returning over this distance in Melbourne.

Oakleigh Plate Form Guide

The Oakleigh Plate form guide shows punters the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys and trainers of all of the horses in the field.

This information can be used to guide Oakleigh Plate betting taking into account form facts including the excellent strike rate of sprinters drawn wider than barrier 10 and the poor record of favourites being successful.

Oakleigh Plate Form Facts

  • Favourites in Oakleigh Plate betting have a poor recent record with Lankan Rupee ($4 in 2014), Russian Revolution ($4.60 in 2018) and Marabi ($2.60 in 2022) the only ones to salute since Weekend Hussler (2008)
  • Fastnet Rock (2005) was the last winner coming off a lead-up victory to get the job done until Lankan Rupee (2014), Shamal Wind (2015), Portland Sky (2021) who ran a dead-heat with Celebrity Queen and Australia Stakes winning mare Marabi (2022)
  • Upset Oakleigh Plate results are common with plenty of roughie winners including Flamberge (30/1 in 2016)
  • Seven of the 14 Oakleigh Plate winners from 2009-22 jumped from a double-digit barrier
  • Seven mares have won since Reactive (2004), most recently Sheidel (2017), Booker (2019), Pippie (2020), Celebrity Queen (2021, dead heat with Portland Sky) and Marabi (2022)

2022 Oakleigh Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Oakleigh Plate 2022 form guide will be provided below once final acceptances are taken the Wednesday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Oakleigh Plate Results

The Oakleigh Plate results and finishing order of the entire field is out when the event runs at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. The winning Oakleigh Plate quinella, trifecta, margins and times are all released as part of the results.

Recent Oakleigh Plate results show plenty of roughie shot winners scoring upsets including Eagle Falls ($21 in 2011), Woorim ($21 in 2012), Flamberge ($31 in 2016) and Booker ($18 in 2019).

The 2021 Oakleigh Plate results saw a dead-heat with Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky declared co-champions.

Recent Oakleigh Plate Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Marabi Away Game Oxley Road 1:02.2
2021 Celebrity Queen / Portland Sky

(Dead Heat)

N/A Kemalpasa 1:02.7
2020 Pippie Zoutori Crystal Dreamer 1:01.9
2019 Booker Encryption Eduardo 1:01.9
2018 Russian Revolution Snitty Kitty Hellbent 1:03.0
2017 Sheidel Faatinah Extreme Choice 1:02.1
2016 Flamberge Fell Swoop Heatherly 1:02.5
2015 Shamal Wind Under The Louvre Fast ‘n’ Rocking 1:02.2
2014 Lankan Rupee Spirit Of Boom Knoydart 1:02.7
2013 Mrs Onassis Facile Tigre Spirit Of Boom 1:03.1
2012 Woorim Elite Falls Facile Tigre 1:03.4
2011 Eagle Falls Avenue Hinchinbrook 1:02.2
2010 Starspangledbanner =2 Here De Angels =2 Arinos 1:03.1
2009 Swiss Ace Lucky Secret Typhoon Zed 1:02.8
2008 Weekend Hussler Magnus Tramuntana 1:03.2
2007 Undue Poets Voice Magnus 1:02.7
2006 Snitzel Virage De Fortune Takeover Target 1:04.4
2005 Fastnet Rock Segments Legally Bay 1:02.5
2004 Reactive Ancient Song Suit 1:03.4
2003 River Dove North Boy Choisir 1:04.5
2002 Sudurka Mistegic Straight Ace 1:02.5
2001 Miss Kournikova Miss Pennymoney Show A Heart 1:02.0
2000 Sports Falvelon Rancho Spark 1:04.5