Ladbrokes Tip: The Wakeful Stakes is the best guide to Crown Oaks winners in the past 30 years
The Crown Oaks is one of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival’s marquee races with a whole meeting known as Ladies’ Day devoted to the three-year-old fillies’ feature every year. Held on the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November, the 2500m classic runs at Flemington Racecourse and is worth $1 million in prize money.
Held since 1861 the race registered as the VRC Oaks was upgraded to a Group 1 event in 1979 and has been won by many notable mares during their three-year-old season including Mosheen (2011), Samantha Miss (2008), Miss Finland (2006), Research (1988), Rose Of Kingston (1981) and Light Fingers (1964).
2016 Crown Oaks Results
- 1st: Lasqueti Spirit
- 2nd: Harlow Gold
- 3rd: Eleonora
This year the Crown Oaks will be run on Thursday 3rd November 2016.
Crown Oaks Field
The Crown Oaks field has a capacity of 16 starters and four emergencies and is released on the Monday three days out from the race. Before the Crown Oaks final field of acceptances is out the week of the event, the early nominations are taken by Racing Victoria in late September and typically feature around 70 to 80 three-year-old fillies.
|1||11x21x6213||YANKEE ROSE||David Vandyke||Blake Shinn||13||55.5kg|
|2||139x1x6673||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Hugh Bowman||3||55.5kg|
|3||21×55652||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||James McDonald||14||55.5kg|
|4||438×543514||MOQUEEN||Anthony Cummings||Jason Collett||5||55.5kg|
|5||232×2101||ELEONORA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||10||55.5kg|
|6||33×5231||SMART AS YOU THINK||John McArdle||Jamie Mott||15||55.5kg|
|7||3×61156||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||2||55.5kg|
|8||7513×51260||BELLA SORELLASTRA||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||Stephen Baster||1||55.5kg|
|9||7x1x2801||PEEKING DUCK||Trent Pennuto||Craig Newitt||11||55.5kg|
|10||9392274160||LAMMA HILTON||Anthony Cummings||Glyn Schofield||7||55.5kg|
|11||303×653824||LASQUETI SPIRIT||Lee Curtis||Brenton Avdulla||9||55.5kg|
|12||43×543||NINA PEAK||Robbie Laing||Michael Dee (a)||6||55.5kg|
|13||7×5710||MY GIRL CHILLY||Jarrod McLean||Dean Yendall||8||55.5kg|
|14||5×4925902||RED VELVET SWING||Danny O’Brien||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||4||55.5kg|
|15||230||PENTHOUSE KITTEN (NZ)||Francis Finnegan||Michael Walker||12||55.5kg|
Crown Oaks Betting & Odds
Crown Oaks betting markets really go off after the field is released with punters selecting from the capacity 16 fillies in the mix each year. While futures markets are open earlier, waiting for the official line-up is a safer bet. The season’s best staying fillies typically lead the markets and are proven performers in the classic with favourites boasting a strong record with eight saluting for the punters since 2003. Four won on the trot from 2003 – 2006 and the most recent favourite to take it out was Kirramosa (2013).
Crown Oaks Tips
Crown Oaks tips can be found everywhere during the Melbourne Cup betting and it is usually the favourite in the markets leading the early predictions. The best lead-up race into the Crown Oaks historically is the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes run on Victoria Derby Day the Saturday prior to the race, which has produced four winners since 2010 including Kirramosa who completed the double in 2013.
Crown Oaks Form Guide
The Crown Oaks form guide details all the basic information and statistics you need to place a well-informed wager on the classic including the jockeys and trainers of each filly, their starting barrier and lead-up form. Last start winners are always a good way to go with four Crown Oaks winners since 2009 having won their lead-up race. Previous form at Flemington is also crucial with all but eight Crown Oaks champs since 1983 having had their final start at the track.
Crown Oaks Results
The Crown Oaks results and finishing order of all the starters are known after the event runs as one of the last on the Flemington card on the Thursday meeting in early November. The results reveal not only the winner but also the winning quinella, trifecta and first four and the margins that are all crucial when checking your exotic bets.
2016 Crown Oaks Results
|1||11||LASQUETI SPIRIT||Lee Curtis||Brenton Avdulla||–||9||55.5kg||$101|
|2||7||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||3.75L||2||55.5kg||$7|
|3||5||ELEONORA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||5.25L||10||55.5kg||$9|
|4||9||PEEKING DUCK||Trent Pennuto||Craig Newitt||8.25L||11||55.5kg||$61|
|5||2||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Hugh Bowman||10L||3||55.5kg||$11|
|6||6||SMART AS YOU THINK||John McArdle||Jamie Mott||10.75L||15||55.5kg||$19|
|7||8||BELLA SORELLASTRA||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||Stephen Baster||11.15L||1||55.5kg||$21|
|8||12||NINA PEAK||Robbie Laing||Michael Dee (a)||11.45L||6||55.5kg||$201|
|9||4||MOQUEEN||Anthony Cummings||Jason Collett||12.2L||5||55.5kg||$41|
|10||13||MY GIRL CHILLY||Jarrod McLean||Dean Yendall||12.95L||8||55.5kg||$101|
|11||15||PENTHOUSE KITTEN (NZ)||Francis Finnegan||Michael Walker||13.15L||12||55.5kg||$151|
|12||3||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||James McDonald||16.4L||14||55.5kg||$11|
|13||14||RED VELVET SWING||Danny O’Brien||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||17.15L||4||55.5kg||$201|
|14||1||YANKEE ROSE||David Vandyke||Blake Shinn||20.4L||13||55.5kg||$1.95F|
|15||10||LAMMA HILTON||Anthony Cummings||Glyn Schofield||23.4L||7||55.5kg||$61|
Crown Oaks Winners
|2016||Lasqueti Spirit||Harlow Gold||Eleonora||2:37.7|
|2014||Set Square||Thunder Lady||Golconda||2:39.3|
|2011||Mosheen||Dowager Queen||Roma Giaconda||2:39.3|
|2008||Samantha Miss||Miss Scarlatti||Allez Wonder||2:37.5|
|2007||Arapaho Miss||Serious Speed||Marjorie||2:36.8|
|2006||Miss Finland||Tuesday Joy||Anamato||2:37.2|
|2005||Serenade Rose||Florica Danica||Empress Lily||2:36.3|
|2004||Hollow Bullet||Kylikwong||Storm Alert||2:31.2|
|2003||Special Harmony||Dane Belltar||Timbourina||2:39.0|
|2001||Magical Miss||Manang||Li Lo Lill||2:34.7|
|2000||Lovelorn||Lan Kwai Fong||Lolita Star||2:35.3|