2019 Kennedy Oaks Day Preview


Race 1 - 1:50pm

Twitter Trophy (1800m)

This is a tough way to start the day for punters. Impi is clearly the horse to beat and is a deserving favourite following his fast-finishing effort behind Harbour Views at Geelong last start. It is tough to get him as short as his current quote and this is a race that I am happy to stay out of from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Race 2 - 2:20pm

Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m)

Arctic Ice made her racing debut in the Inglis Banner at The Valley on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day and she savaged the line to finish third behind Ideas Man. She ran all the fastest closing sectionals in the race and she should take good improvement from that performance. The Flemington straight is likely to suit and she will be tough to hold out late.

1 Unit Arctic Ice

Race 3 - 2:55pm

Off The Track Subzero Handicap (1400m)

Platinum Angel doesn’t win out of turn, but this is the weakest contest that she has raced in in some time. Her first-up effort behind Prophet’s Thumb at Caulfield was very good and she wasn’t disgraced when she finished seventh behind Tofane in the Bass Strait Beef Steaks on Caulfield Cup Day. The wide barrier draw isn’t ideal, but she does have the benefit of Damien Oliver in the saddle.

2 Units Platinum Angel

Race 4 - 3:30pm

Bumble Trophy Race (1700m)

Nudge finished a close third behind La Falaise and Fascino in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day and a repeat of that performance would make her very tough to beat in this contest. She maps to get a lovely run in transit with Hugh Bowman in the saddle and the step-up to 1700 metres will suit.

1.5 Units Nudge

Race 5 - 4:05pm

Listed Century Stakes (1000m)

Ball Of Muscle is an absolute marvel and he is still racing in outstanding form as a nine-year-old. He flopped in the Moir Stakes, but he gave Trekking a serious scare in the Schillaci Stakes and he went on to finish third in The Everest. He has won this race in the past and he is almost very tough to run down over 1000 metres.

2 Units Ball Of Muscle

Race 6 - 4:40pm

Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final (1600m)

Harbour Views has recorded five wins from as many race starts and he just keeps improving each time that he is seen at the races. He wasn’t dominant at Geelong on Geelong Cup Day, but he did enough to get the job done and this race really isn’t that stronger. John Allen will be able to settle him just behind the leaders from barrier one and there is no reason that he can’t record yet another race win.

3 Units Harbour View

Race 7 - 5:15pm

Listed TCL TV Stakes (1800m)

The wet track expected at Flemington will suit Quick Thinker. He showed his quality with an impressive victory in the Ming Dynasty Quality and he wasn’t disgraced in either the Gloaming Stakes or the Spring Champion Stakes. This is a genuine drop in quality and he maps to get a lovely run in transit with Damian Lane in the saddle from barrier seven. He is well-placed to return to winning form.

2 Units Quick Thinker

Race 8 - 5:50pm

Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m)

This is one of the most open edition of the Kennedy Oaks in recent years and you can make a case for a number of the horses in this field. Vegas Jewel has not finished outside the top two in her four race starts and she might be ready to peak in the Kennedy Oaks. She was very unlucky to finish second behind Gamay in the Ethereal Stakes and she was just unable to run down Miami Bound in the Wakeful Stakes. She has drawn a wide barrier draw, but she will get back in the run anyway and the step-up to 2500 metres should suit.

2 Units Vegas Jewel

Race 9 - 6:25pm

Group 3 Red Roses Stakes (1100m)

California Zimbol is easily the best bet of the day and it was utter craziness that she went up at $3. That price is gone, but she still represents value at the current quote. She returned to the races with a classy win at Canterbury and she made Loving Gaby look second rate in the Thoroughbred Club Stakes on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day. Loving Gaby has since come out and won the Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes and this race is nowhere near as though as that.

5 Units California Zimbol

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