Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate 2018

Saturday February 24, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Barriers account for little in the Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate with double digits producing plenty of recent winners

The Group 1 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate is one of three elite level Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival races that runs at Caulfield Racecourse as part of Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) the event attracts a capacity field of 18 sprinters.

Many Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate horses come out of a run a fortnight 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 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate is set to run on Saturday February 24, 2018 .

Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1884

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 champions have drawn wide including Flamberge (15 in 2016), Shamal Wind (14 in 2015), Mrs Onassis (11 in 2013) and Swiss Ace (18 in 2009).

2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Betting

The latest Oakleigh Plate odds for 2018 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 2014 when Lankan Rupee won. 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 and recent winners resuming racing in the classic include Woorim (2012), Mrs Onassis (2013), Flamberge (2016) and Sheidel (2017).

2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Field

The Oakleigh Plate field 2018 and barriers are set to be released on Wednesday February 21, 2018 and will be published below.

The official 2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Field attracted a full line-up, but the original top weight Chautauqua bypasses the race. Weights were raised 1.5kg and the in-form eight-year-old Flamberge now carries top kilos with 57kg followed by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained favourite Russian Revolution (56.5kg) who is unbeaten first-up and over the 1100m distance.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 98x4408x42 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 8 57kg 110
2 14x164x10x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 11 56.5kg 109
3 1460x4359x SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 12 55kg 110
4 4423x654x5 HELLBENT Darren Weir Damian Lane 10 54.5kg 105
5 50020x267x ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 3 54kg 104
6 x21x78192x FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 6 53.5kg 103
7 1x1x71192x SAVANNA AMOUR Chris Meagher Ron Stewart 20 53.5kg 102
8 12121x11x2 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Beau Mertens 18 53.5kg 101
9 3120x009x1 PRUSSIAN VIXEN Michael Mehegan Dean Yendall 13 53.5kg 101
10 117x51600x SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Katelyn Mallyon 7 53.5kg 98
11 x32111140x BONS AWAY Aaron Purcell Ms Linda Meech 15 53.5kg 98
12 2×30732401 LADY ESPRIT Aaron Purcell Regan Bayliss 19 53.5kg 98
13 30×2214451 ROCK ’N’ GOLD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 14 53.5kg 97
14 72630×3735 PALAZZO PUBBLICO Matthew Smith Michael Dee 2 53.5kg 96
15 1x2247x12x GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5 53.5kg 93
16 1x121x10x1 SHE WILL REIGN Gary Portelli Ben Melham 17 53kg 112
17 110x21330x CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 9 51.5kg 102
18 12x2316x1 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ben Thompson (a) 16 51.5kg 101
19e 32x13347x2 QUILISTA Darren Weir TBA 4 53.5kg 80
20e 125×060725 OLIVIER Darren Weir TBA 1 53.5kg 80

2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The official Oakleigh Plate 2018 Nominations will be out on the Monday leading-up to Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day with the full list of early hopefuls to be published below.

The 2018 Oakleigh Plate Nominations attracted 23 sprinters including the reigning champion Sheidel out to be the first back-to-back champion since Dual Choice (1971-72). The Lindsay Park stable have also nominated for Fuhryk and the filly Catchy who won the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes on the same day last autumn.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x32111140x BONS AWAY G 4 Aaron Purcell 98
2 12x2316x1 BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 101
3 110x21330x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
4 3231x7644x CHAUTAUQUA G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 115
5 31×3962114 CRYSTAL DREAMER G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 103
6 98x4408x42 FLAMBERGE G 8 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 110
7 x21x78192x FUHRYK M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
8 1x2247x12x GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 93
9 4423x654x5 HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir 105
10 50020x267x ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 6 Peter Gelagotis 104
11 2×30732401 LADY ESPRIT M 5 Aaron Purcell 98
12 25x643700x MALIBU STYLE G 6 Neville Parnham 96
13 125×060725 OLIVIER G 7 Darren Weir 80
14 72630×3735 PALAZZO PUBBLICO M 6 Matthew Smith 96
15 3120x009x1 PRUSSIAN VIXEN M 5 Michael Mehegan 101
16 32x13347x2 QUILISTA M 4 Darren Weir 80
17 30×2214451 ROCK ’N’ GOLD G 7 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 97
18 14x164x10x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 109
19 1x1x71192x SAVANNA AMOUR M 4 Chris Meagher 102
20 1x121x10x1 SHE WILL REIGN F 3 Gary Portelli 112
21 1460x4359x SHEIDEL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 110
22 12121x11x2 SNITTY KITTY M 4 Henry Dwyer 101
23 117x51600x SWORD OF LIGHT M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 98

Oakleigh Tips

Favourites in the Oakleigh Plate tips have a poor recent record with only two saluting for the punters from 2008 – 2017, the most recent being Lankan Rupee (3/1 in 2014). A good Oakleigh Plate tip is to look at the better weighted runners in the race as only three horses have carried more than 55.5kg to victory from 2008-2017.

In-form mares are also worth including in Oakleigh Plate tipping with three winning from 2013 – 2017 including most recently Sheidel (2017).

2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Tips

The insider Ladbrokes’ Oakleigh Plate 2018 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.

  • 1st: #2 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION ($4.80)
  • 2nd: #3 SHEIDEL ($20)
  • 3rd: #8 SNITTY KITTY ($9.50)

Just the one favourite in Oakleigh Plate betting has saluted since 2008 making this a roughies’ race. There’s no doubt the full field is full of depth, but happy to tip the first-up flyer RUSSIAN REVOLUTION ($4.80) to buck the trend and salute for the punters. Beat star stablemate Redzel home to win The Galaxy in Sydney over this distance fresh last autumn and is unbeaten over the 1100m (3:3-0-0). Has all the talent and with the right run he can frank his outstanding recent trial form. SHEIDEL ($20) won this race 12 months ago and returns with Damien Oliver aboard first-up off a 16 week spell. First-up horses have dominated recent Oakleigh Plate results and she’s also a first-up flyer. She has Group 1 class and looks way overs in the markets. The mares are three-from-five in the race over the past half-a-decade and there is money suggesting SNITTY KITTY ($9.50) can add to that good record. This is her pet track, her pet distance and has speed enough to overcome the wide barrier.

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 top record in the race by jockey Damien Oliver who has ridden two winners 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 (3/1 in 2014) the only one 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)
  • Wide barriers have produced plenty of champs in the race including Flamberge (15 of 17 in 2016), Shamal Wind (14 of 16 in 2015) and Mrs Onassis (11 of 13 in 2013)
  • Three mares have won since Reactive (2004), most recently Sheidel (2017)

2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Oakleigh Plate 2018 form guide will be provided below once final acceptances are taken the Wednesday leading-up to Ladbrokes 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) and Flamberge ($31 in 2016).

2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate Results

The official Oakleigh Plate 2018 Winner & Full Results will be published below on Saturday February 24, 2018 .

Recent Oakleigh Plate Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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