Ladbrokes Tip: The Wakeful Stakes is the best guide to Crown Oaks winners in the past 30 years
Formerly The Crown Oaks, now run as the Kennedy Oaks from 2017 onward, 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).
2018 Kennedy Oaks Results
- 1st: Aristia
- 2nd: Greysful Glamour
- 3rd: Miner’s Miss
- 4th: Maracaibo
Kennedy Oaks Race Facts
- Date: Thursday November 8, 2018
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 2500m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 1861
2018 Crown Oaks Results
The season’s official Kennedy Oaks 2018 Results and full Kennedy Oaks Finishing Order for 2018 will be published below as of Thursday November 8, 2018.
The 2018 Kennedy Oaks Results and finishing order will be placed here once its run.
|1||2||ARISTIA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||–||4||55.5kg|
|2||5||GREYSFUL GLAMOUR||Mark Newnham||Tim Clark||0.75L||1||55.5kg|
|3||14||MINER’S MISS||Paddy Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||1.5L||2||55.5kg|
|4||9||MARACAIBO||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Stephen Baster||2L||8||55.5kg|
|5||3||QAFILA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jim Crowley||2.2L||10||55.5kg|
|6||6||SIZZLEME Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Cindy Alderson||Luke Currie||3.45L||14||55.5kg|
|7||4||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||5.95L||13||55.5kg|
|8||10||SCAMPER||Leon & Troy Corstens||Kerrin McEvoy||6.7L||12||55.5kg|
|9||8||MISS MOANA (NZ)||John Sargent||Mark Zahra||7.45L||9||55.5kg|
|10||12||COLLECTABLE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Robbie Griffiths||James McDonald||8.45L||11||55.5kg|
|11||13||EXCLUSIVELY OURS||Matthew Brown||Ben Thompson||11.7L||6||55.5kg|
|12||7||DARK CONFIDANT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||16.7L||15||55.5kg|
|13||11||ZAPURLER||Darren Weir||Hugh Bowman||18.2L||3||55.5kg|
|14||15||LESEDI||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||21.7L||7||55.5kg|
|15||1||AMPHITRITE||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||27.7L||5||55.5kg|
Kennedy Oaks Betting & Odds
Kennedy 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 four saluting from 2008 – 2017 most recently Kirramosa (2013).
The fillies coming off a win also dominate Crown Oaks odds online with upset winner Lasqueti Spirit (2016) the first since 2012 to win off a loss. In 2017 the VRC Oaks winner Pinot came off a lead-up win in the Ethereal Stakes.
2018 Kennedy Oaks Odds
The spring’s top Kennedy Oaks 2018 odds and Kennedy Oaks betting market links will be available below once open so you can back your early favourites in the Flemington Group 1 staying race at the best price.
Kennedy Oaks Tips
Kennedy Oaks tips can be found everywhere during the Melbourne Cup Carnival betting season and it is usually the favourite in the markets leading the early predictions. The best lead-up race into the Kennedy 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.
Other good Kennedy Oaks tips are to back graduates out of earlier Melbourne spring races as Lasqueti Spirit (2016) was the first winner to come off a Sydney lead-up race since Tributes (1999), and to take fillies that are proven at least up to 2000m.
2018 Kennedy Oaks Tips
Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Kennedy Oaks 2018 Tips and Kennedy Oaks Group 1 betting predictions will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to back and sack in the Cup Carnival clash.
- #2 Aristia: Aristia won the Wakeful last week at Flemington, which is always a great form guide heading into the Oaks. In total, 35 Wakeful winners have gone on to win the Oaks, with the most recent being Kirramosa in 2013. She’s never raced over 2000m before, but looked to have plenty left in the tank last start.
- #3 Qafila: Each of the favourites have question marks about them, and for Qafila, it’s whether or not she can back-up after running second in the Wakeful just six days ago. Fortunately, that run gave the Lindsay Park hopeful some familiarity with the track, and it looked like the three-year old wanted a little more than the 2000m. She’s drawn well with barrier 4 and should have every chance down the inside to figure in the placings.
- #1 Amphitrite: It’s going to be tough to beat the favourite home in this race. Amphitrite has won twice at Flemington despite failing to run a place in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes last start. The distance is a query though considering the three-year old has never raced past a mile. Trainer Darren Weir is yet to win an Oaks, and it looks like he might be waiting a little longer.
Kennedy Oaks Field
The Kennedy 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 Kennedy 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.
Fillies may come into the Kennedy Oaks field off a lead-up run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) held the Saturday before on Derby Day, the double last completed by Kirramosa (2013). Another good lead-up into the Kennedy Oaks field is the classic Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) in late October with the last Oaks winner to come off the weight-for-age feature against the older horses being Samantha Miss (3rd in 2008).
2018 Kennedy Oaks Field
The official Kennedy Oaks 2018 Final Field and Kennedy Oaks Barrier Draw will be published below once its been officially released.
|1||422×11110||AMPHITRITE||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||5||55.5kg|
|2||242×537921||ARISTIA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||4||55.5kg|
|3||740×485042||QAFILA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jim Crowley||10||55.5kg|
|4||211315||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||13||55.5kg|
|5||2314×62317||GREYSFUL GLAMOUR||Mark Newnham||Tim Clark||1||55.5kg|
|6||x023x51434||SIZZLEME||Cindy Alderson||Luke Currie||14||55.5kg|
|7||6×22186||DARK CONFIDANT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||15||55.5kg|
|8||29251||MISS MOANA (NZ)||John Sargent||Mark Zahra||9||55.5kg|
|9||8511||MARACAIBO||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Stephen Baster||8||55.5kg|
|10||4221||SCAMPER||Leon & Troy Corstens||Kerrin McEvoy||12||55.5kg|
|11||82521||ZAPURLER||Darren Weir||Hugh Bowman||3||55.5kg|
|12||2224||COLLECTABLE||Robbie Griffiths||James McDonald||11||55.5kg|
|13||54×0636540||EXCLUSIVELY OURS||Matthew Brown||Ben Thompson||6||55.5kg|
|14||0x0x9031||MINER’S MISS||Paddy Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||2||55.5kg|
|15||805×733||LESEDI||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||7||55.5kg|
2018 Kennedy Oaks Nominations
Kennedy Oaks 2018 Nominations close in late September and the full list of early Kennedy Oaks entries will be available right here once announced.
|2||19x3184x||ANGEL||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|4||–||ANNA MAE (NZ)||F||3||Michael Kent|
|5||3x242x53x||ARISTIA||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|6||326423×157||ARISTOCRATIC MISS||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|8||8x||BEAUTY OPTION||F||3||Grahame Begg|
|9||3x||BLONDE DISPOSITION||F||3||David Brideoake|
|10||5×74||CHARITABLE NATURE||F||3||Danny O’Brien|
|12||231×97||CRISTAL EYES||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|13||6×221||DARK CONFIDANT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|14||333×51||DIAMOND BEAUTY||F||3||Matt Laurie|
|15||0x431||DISENCHANTED e||F||3||Brent Stanley|
|17||3x4213x||EL DORADO DREAMING||F||3||Kris Lees|
|18||89x||ELUSIVE ROSE||F||3||Brian & Ashley McKnight|
|20||54x063x||EXCLUSIVELY OURS||F||3||Matthew Brown|
|21||6x1531x||FIERA VISTA||F||3||Darren Weir|
|23||0x0031x||FIVE STAR GAL||F||3||John Moloney|
|24||11||FRANKELY AWESOME||F||3||Kris Lees|
|25||2x11223x08||FUNDAMENTALIST||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|26||417801×39||FUTOOH||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|27||162||GAELIC DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|28||22332x1x||GHEEDAA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|29||161x||GOLDEN HALO||F||3||Darren Weir|
|30||419×8||GREGORIAN CHANT (NZ)||F||3||Mitchell Freedman|
|31||92314×623||GREYSFUL GLAMOUR||F||3||Mark Newnham|
|32||–||GWEN’S GIFT||F||3||Christopher Davis|
|33||–||HEAD NOISES||F||3||Michael Kent|
|34||8||HEAVENLY BARB||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|35||420||HIGH BEAM||F||3||Darren Weir|
|36||8||HOT BLONDE (NZ)||F||3||Nikki Burke|
|37||622×11||IN HEART’S WAKE||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|38||8123||ITCHY EARS||F||3||Jason Warren|
|39||93x||IT’S CHOICE||F||3||Matt Cumani|
|41||10×3300||KINKY BOOM||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|45||5x1x10||MADAM ROUGE||F||3||Chris Waller|
|47||8||MARACAIBO||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|48||1||MAUI GIRL||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|50||0x0x9x||MINER’S MISS||F||3||Paddy Payne|
|52||53||MISS LADYBIRD||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|53||2837×01||MISS LOUISIANA||F||3||Anthony Freedman|
|54||274||MISS MATRIARCH||F||3||Robbie Griffiths|
|55||292||MISS MOANA (NZ)||F||3||John Sargent|
|56||1214||MISS QUAINTLY||F||3||David Vandyke|
|57||12×2||MUSIC BAY||F||3||Phillip Stokes|
|58||21169×575||NASAAYIM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|59||9×21||ONCE IN A LIFETIME||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|61||21x||OREGON DREAMER (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|62||23×3||OUR SUNNY GIRL (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|64||325x||PARIS SHOWGIRL||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|65||73x221x1x||PEACEFUL (NZ)||F||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|66||430×9||PEACEFUL SOLUTION||F||3||Robert Kingston|
|67||0x1||PIERRO BELLE||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|68||331x||PRESSURE (NZ)||F||3||Matt Cumani|
|69||–||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||F||3||David Brideoake|
|70||1x||PRISM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|71||14x740x48||QAFILA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|73||541×0||RUBIRA||F||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|74||4x||SCAMPER||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|75||3721x||SEEWHATSHEBRINGS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|76||75154||SHE’S SENSATIONAL||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|78||1213×52||SPANISH WHISPER||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|79||333||STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir|
|80||3216x||STRYKER QUEEN||F||3||Matt Laurie|
|81||146||SYMI||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|82||31×93||TAHITIAN DANCER||F||3||Shane Nichols|
|83||230×4||TANTIVY||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|84||0x4||THE ONE THING||F||3||Joseph Waldron|
|85||11||THE SOLOIST||F||3||Richard Freedman|
|86||21||THOUSAND WISHES||F||3||Danny O’Brien|
|87||211x31x||THRILLSTER||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|91||211||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir|
|92||972x||WESTON SUPER MARE||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|93||5||WONDERFUL RIRI||F||3||Paul Preusker|
|95||6×12||YULONG METEOR||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|97||–||ZARGOS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
Kennedy Oaks Form Guide
The Kennedy 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 six Crown Oaks winners from 2009 – 2017 having won their lead-up race. Previous form at Flemington is also crucial with all but 10 Kennedy Oaks champs since 1983 having had their final start at the track.
Kennedy Oaks Form Facts
- Kennedy Oaks favourites have only one once since 2010
- Last start winners have dominated the recent Kennedy Oaks results
- The Wakeful Stakes is the key Kennedy Oaks form race producing more winners in the past 30 years than any other event
- Fillies that contested a Flemington race before the Kennedy Oaks have the best strike rate
2018 Kennedy Oaks Form Guide
A link to the comprehensive Kennedy Oaks 2018 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.
Kennedy Oaks Results
The Kennedy 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.
There have been a number of notable upset Kennedy Oaks results in the past decade including the shock all-the-way win by Lasqueti Spirit ($101) in 2016. Some of the standout Kennedy Oaks winners include subsequent Caulfield Cup winner Jameka (2016), Samantha Miss (2008), Miss Finland (2006) and Research (1988).
Kennedy Oaks Winners
|2018||Aristia||Greysful Glamour||Miner’s Miss||2:40.54|
|2017||Pinot||Bring Me Roses||Hiyaam||2:37.25|
|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|