Oakleigh Plate 2020

Saturday February 22, 2020

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 $500,000 in total prize money.

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).

This autumn’s Oakleigh Plate ran on Saturday February 22, 2020 and saw Pippie ($12) defeat fellow double-figure roughies Zoutori ($21) and Crystal Dreamer ($41).  

Oakleigh Plate Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1884

2020 Oakleigh Plate Results

The official Oakleigh Plate 2020 Winner & Full Results will be published below on Saturday February 22, 2020.

  • 1st: #15 Pippie
  • 2nd: #2 Zoutori
  • 3rd: #6 Crystal Dreamer

Jockey Linda Meech took advantage of the on-pace bias at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Day aboard smart mare Pippie ($12) who was taken forward from her wide barrier to score an upset win in her Group 1 debut dominating the shock 2020 Oakleigh Plate results.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 15 PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Ms Linda Meech 14 52kg $12
2 2 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 0.5L 2 56kg $21
3 6 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1.25L 9 55kg $41
4 8 ALL TOO ROYAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 1.45L 10 52kg $21
5 19e VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Anthony Darmanin 1.95L 1 52kg $201
6 3 BIVOUAC James Cummings Craig Williams 2.45L 7 55.5kg $2.35F
7 12 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 2.85L 4 52kg $18
8 10 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Daniel Moor 3.05L 8 52kg $21
9 5 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 3.15L 12 55kg $26
10 13 HUMMA HUMMA John McArdle William Pike 4.15L 3 52kg $26
11 7 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4.25L 6 52.5kg (cd 53kg) $19
12 9 ANJANA Lindsey Smith Zac Spain 4.75L 17 52kg $61
13 14 MYSTYKO (NZ) Trevor Rogers Dean Holland 4.95L 16 52kg $61
14 16 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5.15L 15 51kg (cd 51.5kg) $6
15 4 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5.65L 5 55.5kg $31
16 11 FINE DANE John Moloney Beau Mertens 5.75L 11 52kg $201
17 1 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 7.5L 13 58kg $31
18 18 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Craig Newitt 10.25L 18 50kg $21
17 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Damien Thornton 0

Oakleigh Plate Odds & 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) and Shamal Wind (2015), so last start winners can dominate 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.

2020 Oakleigh Plate Betting

The latest Oakleigh Plate odds for 2020 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.


Oakleigh Plate Field

A maximum of 18 starters line-up in the Oakleigh Plate field at Caulfield and the race was last run 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.

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.

2020 Oakleigh Plate Field

The official Oakleigh Plate 2020 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 capacity line-up of 18 sprinters plus an emergency has been announced for the 2020 Oakleigh Plate this weekend with resuming Golden Rose winner Bivouac tipped to beat home the older runners first-up. Bivouac drew perfectly midfield in barrier 7, while the danger filly in the mix Anaheed has work to do from out wide in gate 15.

  • Scratchings: #17 I Am Immortal (18)
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x19x3022x BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 13 58kg 109
2 1100x1336x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 2 56kg 105
3 41x121162x BIVOUAC James Cummings Craig Williams 7 55.5kg 110
4 1320x1487x FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5 55.5kg 104
5 025x2255x4 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 12 55kg 103
6 3x657x1653 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 9 55kg 103
7 1272x229x TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6 52.5kg 98
8 10x180x133 ALL TOO ROYAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 10 52kg 95
9 445x11360x ANJANA Lindsey Smith Zac Spain 17 52kg 84
10 2116×11212 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Daniel Moor 8 52kg 97
11 38x17219x6 FINE DANE John Moloney Beau Mertens 11 52kg 87
12 x41259x111 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 4 52kg 97
13 1466x116x5 HUMMA HUMMA John McArdle William Pike 3 52kg 99
14 2918×92332 MYSTYKO (NZ) Trevor Rogers Dean Holland 16 52kg 93
15 127x11102x PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Ms Linda Meech 14 52kg 97
16 61x93513x1 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 15 51kg 105
17 117x7x2 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Damien Thornton 18 50kg 89
18 1130×2 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Craig Newitt 19 50kg 88
19e 4×39071523 VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Anthony Darmanin 1 52kg 80

2020 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The Oakleigh Plate 2020 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day, the full list of potential runners to be made available below.

The 2020 Oakleigh Plate attracted 22 nominations led in betting by Group 1 winning three-year-olds Bivouac – who resumes racing for the season – and Anaheed with the filly coming off a first-up Rubiton Stakes victory.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 41x121162x BIVOUAC C 3 James Cummings 1 55.5kg 110
2 5213x4101x SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings 2 56kg 109
3 1x19x3022x BALL OF MUSCLE G 9 Joseph Pride 3 58kg 109
4 61x93513x1 ANAHEED F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 51kg 105
5 1100x1336x ZOUTORI G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 5 56kg 105
6 1320x1487x FAATINAH G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 55.5kg 104
7 025x2255x4 BONS AWAY G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 7 55kg 103
8 3x657x1653 CRYSTAL DREAMER G 7 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 8 55kg 103
9 1466x116x5 HUMMA HUMMA M 4 John McArdle 9 52kg 99
10 1272x229x TROPE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 52.5kg 98
11 x41259x111 HALVORSEN G 4 Robbie Griffiths 11 52kg 97
12 2116×11212 BOLD STAR G 4 Gordon Richards 12 52kg 97
13 127x11102x PIPPIE M 4 John & Chris Meagher 13 52kg 97
14 10x180x133 ALL TOO ROYAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 52kg 95
15 2918×92332 MYSTYKO (NZ) G 6 Trevor Rogers 15 52kg 93
16 117x7x2 I AM IMMORTAL C 3 Anthony Freedman 16 50kg 89
17 1130×2 FREE OF DEBT C 3 Chris Bieg 17 50kg 88
18 6x895x4112 NEWS GIRL M 4 Geoff Duryea 18 52kg 88
19 0x0x383234 CAUSEWAY GIRL M 4 Clinton McDonald 19 52kg 88
20 38x17219x6 FINE DANE G 4 John Moloney 20 52kg 87
21 445x11360x ANJANA M 4 Lindsey Smith 21 52kg 84
22 4×39071523 VAINSTREAM G 5 John Pascoe 22 52kg 80

Oakleigh Tips

Favourites in the Oakleigh Plate tips have a poor recent record with only three saluting for the punters from 2008 – 2020, the most recent being Russian Revolution (2018).

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 2008-2020.

In-form mares are also worth including in Oakleigh Plate tipping with five winning from 2013 – 2020  including most recently Pippie (2020) and Booker (2019) who also ran fourth in the 2018 Oakleigh Plate results.

2020 Oakleigh Plate Tips

The insider Ladbrokes’ Oakleigh Plate 2020 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.

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) and Russian Revolution ($4.60 in 2018) 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) and Shamal Wind (2015)
  • Upset Oakleigh Plate results are common with plenty of roughie winners including Flamberge (30/1 in 2016)
  • Seven of the 12 Oakleigh Plate winners from 2009-20 jumped from a double-digit barrier
  • Five mares have won since Reactive (2004), most recently Sheidel (2017), Booker (2019) and Pippie (2020).

2020 Oakleigh Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Oakleigh Plate 2020 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).

Recent Oakleigh Plate Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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