Crown Oaks 2016

Thursday 3rd November 2016

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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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 Betting markets put Jameka first for the 2015 running of the race.

Crown Oaks Winner (2015) Jameka went on to win the Caulfield Cup the following year. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

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

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Lasqueti Spirit Harlow Gold Eleonora 2:37.7
2015 Jameka Honesta Ambience 2:43.3
2014 Set Square Thunder Lady Golconda 2:39.3
2013 Kirramosa Zanbagh Solicit 2:40.6
2012 Dear Demi Zydeco Summerbliss 2:35.8
2011 Mosheen Dowager Queen Roma Giaconda 2:39.3
2010 Brazilian Pulse Shamrocker Placement 2:41.6
2009 Faint Perfume Valdemoro Savsbelle 2:37.2
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
2002 Bulla Borghese Lashed Antique 2:36.3
2001 Magical Miss Manang Li Lo Lill 2:34.7
2000 Lovelorn Lan Kwai Fong Lolita Star 2:35.3