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.
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|
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|
|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|
|14||72630×3735||PALAZZO PUBBLICO||M||6||Matthew Smith||96|
|15||3120x009x1||PRUSSIAN VIXEN||M||5||Michael Mehegan||101|
|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|
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
|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|
|2010||Starspangledbanner||=2 Here De Angels||=2 Arinos||1:03.1|
|2009||Swiss Ace||Lucky Secret||Typhoon Zed||1:02.8|
|2006||Snitzel||Virage De Fortune||Takeover Target||1:04.4|
|2005||Fastnet Rock||Segments||Legally Bay||1:02.5|
|2003||River Dove||North Boy||Choisir||1:04.5|
|2001||Miss Kournikova||Miss Pennymoney||Show A Heart||1:02.0|