Oakleigh Plate 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017

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

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

Many 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 Oakleigh Plate is set to run on Saturday Saturday February 25, 2017.

Oakleigh Plate Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1884

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 Mrs Onassis (2013), Woorim (2012) and Weekend Hussler (2008).

2017 Oakleigh Plate Field

The Oakleigh Plate field 2017 and barriers are set to be released on Wednesday February 22, 2017 and will be published below.

The official 2017 Oakleigh Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw attracted a bumper line-up of 18 sprinters led by the likes of returning Darley Classic third placegetter Fell Swoop and Myer Classic winner I Am A Star drawn out wide (17) for jockey Craig Williams.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1100x98x44 FLAMBERGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 6 58kg 112
2 42156x323x FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Damien Oliver 8 56kg 108
3 1118x15x EXTREME CHOICE Mick Price Craig Newitt 9 54kg 110
4 0x10x3021x KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 16 53kg 102
5 27x421152x SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 3 53kg 106
6 450170×911 THERMAL CURRENT Darren Weir TBA 11 53kg 102
7 15x16225x7 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig TBA 7 52.5kg 101
8 26x11352x6 WILD RAIN Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 1 52.5kg 105
9 76x1225x58 AEGEAN SEA Clarry Conners TBA 5 52kg 84
10 0x10113x34 HELLBENT Darren Weir Damian Lane 13 52kg 97
11 1L0x55402x MISS PROMISCUITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ms Katelyn Mallyon 12 52kg 99
12 x121140x81 OCEAN EMBERS Shea Eden Jason Benbow 18 52kg 98
13 743×415834 READY SUNSHINE Ryan Balfour Michael Dee 10 52kg 75
14 60x869x102 SHAKESPEAREAN LASS Pat Carey Ms Michelle Payne 4 52kg 94
15 1x154231x2 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Craig Williams 17 50kg 105
16 11x477x25 EL DIVINO Darren Weir Dean Yendall 2 50kg 89
17 9x1x66735x MISSROCK Robbie Laing Dean Holland 14 50kg 81
18 6x1x14x32 GUARD OF HONOUR Kris Lees Ben E Thompson (a) 15 50kg 79

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 with 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 Shamal Wind (14 in 2015), Mrs Onassis (11 in 2013) and Swiss Ace (18 in 2009).

2017 Oakleigh Plate Betting

The latest Oakleigh Plate odds for 2017 will be updated below the week of the race so bookmark this page to view the best available Group 1 odds on the sprint.

Oakleigh Tips

Favourites in the Oakleigh Plate tips have a poor recent record with only two saluting for the punters from 2008 – 2015, 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 in the past decade.

In-form mares are also worth including in Oakleigh Plate tipping with two winning from 2013 – 2015 including Shamal Wind (2015).

2017 Oakleigh Plate Tips

The insider Ladbrokes’ Oakleigh Plate 2017 tips and betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race.

  • 1st: #5 Sheidel ($10) – Double-figure Oakleigh Plate odds look generous on this Lindsay Park-trained mare. She loves racing first-up and resumes in this race where first-up performers have a good recent record. Some of these will be better at 1200m, but her record at the distance is top notch (6-4-1-0). Group 3 winner at the Caulfield track (3-2-1-0) and is a multiple Group 1 placegetter including last start second in the Winterbottom Stakes in Perth. Drawn to win from barrier three, will fly under 53kg and more than up to this class.
  • 2nd: #2 Fell Swoop ($7) – Even with the 56kg is a big danger first-up. Ran top three in all spring assignments in Melbourne including the Darley Classic third and Manikato Stakes second. Has won a lead-up trial at home at Cranbourne and looks fit enough to challenge in resuming run.
  • 3rd: #3 Extreme Choice ($3.80) – Firm favourite the punters are keeping safe in Oakleigh Plate betting, despite no three-year-old winning this race since 2010. Mick Price’s reigning Blue Diamond Stakes winner took out another Group 1 after that defeating an open-age field in the Manikato Stakes, and can be forgiven for the fifth to stablemate Flying Artie in the Coolmore Stud Stakes last time out. Caulfield is a better track and he is two-from-two here.

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)
  • Only two mares have won since Reactive (2004)

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.

2017 Oakleigh Plate Results

The official Oakleigh Plate 2017 winner & full results will be published below on Saturday February 25, 2017.

Recent Oakleigh Plate Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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