The Championships Day 2 – Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, April 17, 2021|
|Location:||Royal Randwick, Sydney|
The Australian Oaks is run under set weight conditions (56kg) and is only open to three year old fillies, making it one of the richest races of its type in the world.
Being such a unique event, the ATC Oaks attracts the best fillies from around the country and even some overseas visitors have graced the Randwick turf in search of Oaks glory.
Some of more well-known winners of the ATC Australian Oaks include Verry Elleegant (2019), Royal Descent (2012), Triscay (1991) and Republic Lass (2002).
Australian Oaks betting guide
The Australian Oaks has been a Kiwis’ race in recent times. Aside from Unforgotten’s 2018 win, New Zealanders had won four-straight Oaks titles. Verry Elleegant then came out in 2019 to claim the race, to give the kiwis a fifth win in six years.
If a key elect is coming across the Tasman for the race, more often than not they will be highly competitive.
The strongest form race for the ATC Oaks is clearly the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes held at Rosehill a fortnight prior over 2000m. In the past ten years, five horses have gone on to do the Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double.
It is worth noting that it may pay to take on the favourite in the race, as only 31% off favourites have managed to take out the event since 1980.
It is certainly no disadvantage to be drawn between barriers 1-5, with those barrier provided 19 winners since 1990.
2021 Australian Oaks betting odds
New Zealand based trainer Jamie Richards has plenty of stars in his stable, none more promising than the ATC Oaks favourite Amarelinha. The Savabeel filly is set to come to Sydney for a run in the Australian Oaks, and online bookmakers think she will be the one to beat on Day 2 of The Championships.
Off the local brigade Harmony Rose is on the second line of betting with odds of $6 available, whilst the Group 1 winning pair of Personal and Montefillia share the third line of betting with odds of $8 currently on offer for the pair.
Best bookies for betting on the Australian Oaks
The Australian Oaks is just one of many feature races held during The Championships in Sydney.
The following bookies are the ones the team at Horsebetting.com.au bet at and trust implicitly. You can follow the table to individual reviews and to claim great sign-up specials.
Australian Oaks 2020 result
Recent Australian Oaks results
- Having won the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes a week prior in similar conditions, Colette produced a similar turn of foot as she did the week prior to dominate the ATC Oaks. Remarkably the same trifecta across the line in the Adrian Knox Stakes was the same trifecta across the line in the Australian Oaks. Collete’s win the Oaks was her first attempt at Group 1 level, and her win certainly showed she belongs at the level.
- Verry Elleegant was an easing favourite in the Austrlaian Oaks but the punters that kept the faith were rewarded with a sensational win. The Kiwi travelled well in transit and when produced took a while to settle but once she straightened she put pay to them, recording a dominant win.
- Unforgotten came into the Australian Oaks as a key market elect and punters would have been extremely confident after the horse got a strong run in transit. Fellow favourite Hiyaam skipped away heading into the straight but Unforgotten quickly gobbled it up and streaked away.
- The Kiwis were back at it again when Bonneval won the Oaks for trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman. The Makfi filly was travelling perfectly throughout the run and jockey Hugh Bowman was just sweating on the favourite throughout the run. It quickly gathered in the two leaders in the concluding stages for another top class victory for the New Zealand runners during the Sydney autumn. Read report here.
- Sofia Rose, for New Zealand trainer Stephen Marsh and jockey Hugh Bowman, was too good for Ambience and Believe, but it was a fall that stole the show. Kathy O’Hara fell from Single Gaze after the horse clipped the horse in front. It then looked like O’Hara was under the horse. It would be several months until she returned to the saddle. It was a huge win for Bowman who rode four winners during The Championships, with Sofia Rose, a $4.80 shot, one of the highlights. Ambience ($41) and Believe ($61) defied their long odds. Read full report.
- Gust Of Wind ($17) upset a star studded field which included the soon to be sensation Winx ($2.80), which finished second, and early race leader Candelara, which held on for third. Tye Angland rode the winner beautifully and timed a run to perfection in just the horse’s fifth start. Ironically Angland was meant to ride Thunder Lady, Gust Of Wind’s stablemate before being dumped prior to the race.
- Rising Romance ($6) notched up a win for the Kiwis with a super-impressive display. After a disappointing showing in the Vinery Stud Stakes weeks earlier, Rising Romance, with James McDonald in the saddle, proved too strong for second placed Zanbagh ($7.50), and favourite Lucia Valentina ($2.10), who had got back to last before producing a nice run home.
- Royal Descent, trained by Chris Waller, had been in doubt because of the heavy conditions at Randwick, but connections opted to run it and it proved to be the right decision. Royal Descent began to work its way into the race at about the 1200m mark, eventually joining the leaders on the straight after find a gap down the inside. Dear Demi finished second, while Gondokoro ran on well to finish third.
- Guy Walter guided Streama to the Australian Oaks, his third win in the race for fillies. Expertly guided by Hugh Bowman, Streama got well back, but showed class to overhaul leaders Alivana Tilde and Thy, who fought on for the minor placings.
Past Australian Oaks winners
|Australian Past Winners|
|2020||Colette||Glen Boss||James Cummings|
|2019||Verry Elleegant||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|2018||Unforgotten||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2017||Bonneval||Hugh Bowman||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|2016||Sofia Rosa||Hugh Bowman||Stephen Marsh|
|2015||Gust Of Wind||Tye Angland||John Sargent|
|2014||Rising Romance||James McDonald||Donna Logan|
|2013||Royal Descent||Nash Rawiller||Chris Waller|
|2012||Streama||Hugh Bowman||Guy Walter|
|2011||Absolutely||Brad Rawiller||Michael Kent|
|2010||Once Were Wild||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse|
|2009||Daffodil||Hugh Bowman||Kevin Gray|
|2008||Heavenly Glow||Robert Thompson||Allan Denham|
|2007||Rena’s Lady||Michael Rodd||Gary Portelli|
|2006||Serenade Rose||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman|
|2005||Dizelle||Corey Brown||John Hawkes|
|2004||Wild Iris||Larry Cassidy||Guy Walter|
|2003||Sunday Joy||Lenny Beasley||Gai Waterhouse|
|2002||Republic Lass||Glen Boss||Guy Walter|
|2001||Rose Archway||Brian York||Clarry Conners|
|2000||Coco Cobanna||Shane Dye||Gai Waterhouse|
Australian Oaks winners pre-2000
|Australian Oaks Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1995||Circles Of Gold|
|1992||My Brilliant Star|
|1979||Valley Of Georgia|
|1921-1895||Race Not Held|