The Group 1 Victoria Oaks is a three-year-old fillies’ race that is run under Set Weights conditions on the Thursday of Melbourne Cup week at Flemington. It is one of the premier fillies’ races on the racing calendar and is the major race on “Ladies Day”.
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Facts & Figures to consider before betting on the Victoria Oaks
With a rich history, the Victoria Oaks is a significant part of Melbourne Cup week. The race gives 3yo fillies an opportunity to test themselves over the gruelling 2500m trip for the first time, with some of the gallopers relishing the challenge while others struggle.
The race itself is an interesting betting proposition. While favourites have only a fair record in the race, the majority of recent Victoria Oaks winners have been in single-figure odds and well-supported. Upsets do happen, however, with the most notable recent surprise result in 2016 when LASQUETI SPIRIT won at $101.
The Wakeful Stakes and Ethereal Stakes, both runs over 2000m are the best lead in the race for the fillies and it would pay to analyse those races carefully before betting on the Oaks. Last-start winners also have a great record in the Oaks, winning nine times since 2009. Inside barriers are also an advantage with jockeys looking to conserve as much energy as possible before the long home straight. Trainers are also under pressure, with their gallopers needing to be at peak fitness for the race. This is why the race is so exciting. 23 of the last 38 winners of the Oaks have carried either saddlecloth 1 or 2 in the race, further illustrating the best horses win this race.
Famous Winners Of The Victoria Oaks
Champion jockey Damian Oliver lifted home WILLOWY to win the 2021 Victoria Oaks while wearing the Royal Blue silks of the Godolphin racing operation for trainer James Cummings. It was Oliver’s third Oaks win in a row and his seventh overall. Any horse that Oliver rides in the race must be respected.
How To Bet On The Victoria Oaks
The Victoria Oaks is generally won by the best filly in the race, with the honour roll including SAMANTHA MISS, MISS FINLAND and MOSHEEN. The 2019 winner MIAMI BOUND continues to race consistently, winning the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup and placing in the Group 1 Sydney Cup earlier this year.
Before placing a bet, punters need to assess the chances of each runner carefully. Can they run out of the trip? Will they get a good run from their barrier? What was their lead up races?
2022 Victoria Oaks Predictions & Odds
The Golden Slipper winner FIREBURN heads the betting markets for the Victoria Oaks in the early stages of betting with a number of fluctuations expected closer to the race.
Online horse racing betting has become very popular in Australia and finding out last-minute information is crucial to backing a winner. The Melbourne Spring Carnival receives a lot of publicity throughout Australia and bettors should find a trusted source for the best Victoria Oaks betting odds.
Palmerbet has an outstanding blog that operates all year round with horse racing and sports betting tips and information. They have betting markets on the Victoria Oaks all year round with exotic bet types also available.
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