Australia’s best staying mares line up in the Group 1 Australian Oaks this Saturday on Day 2 of The Championships.
The field of 15 is packed with quality and we have free tips, form and odds for every runner in the race.
2019 Australian Oaks final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Australian Oaks 2019
Verry Elleegant @ $1.60 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Frankely Awesome @ $6 Bet Now
Aristia @ $8 Bet Now
Australian Oaks Form Guide & Tips
Verry Elleegant (Bet Bet – $1.60) Bet Now
The class runner of this field and the odds represent that. The former Kiwi has rattled off two impressive wins of late, including a 3.5-length two back.
She backed that up with an easy win last start in the main lead-up race to the Oaks and it’s going to take a very good horse to beat here.
Excelling with Waller and the $1.60 is fair.
Aristia (Best Roughie – $8) Bet Now
The Victorian Oaks winner shouldn’t be so long in the betting given her talent and although beaten soundly by Veery Elleegant her last two, she has been set for this.
A daughter of Lonhro, Aristia will appreciate the rise in distance and punters are getting good odds for the proven stayer.
Frankely Awesome (Best Each Way – $6) Bet Now
Was scratched from its last run to better prepare for the Oaks. She showed plenty of fight when running second behind Verry Elleegant last start and she looks to have plenty of improvement to come.
The daughter of Frankel shouldn’t have any issues seeing out the distance and it’s good to have Hugh Bowman in the saddle.
Imelda Mary ($41) Bet Now
Kiwi filly which is currently racing below her best form, but punters should always respect form across the Tasman over this distance.
Her most recent effort at Trentham doesn’t inspire any confidence, however, so it’s tough to see her winning this.
Maracaibo ($27) Bet Now
Nice run at Randwick last time out over 2000m and she has natural improvement in store being by Redoute’s Choice.
That’s the positive factor about her chances and although she hasn’t come through the typically Oaks lead-up races, she could spring a surprise.
Aliferous ($21) Bet Now
Filly on the rise after scoring at Randwick last time out and although that form is unlikely to be Oaks form, she could add some value for first-four bets.
Has some toughness and that’s always needed in this race.
Scarlet Dream ($19) Bet Now
Seemingly had her chance to go well in the Vinery Stud but she didn’t fire after being slightly slow out of the barriers.
Her form was better shown when third in the Kembla Grange Classic but we’re not sure that’s the best form guide for a race like this.
Each-way chance but would need to improve to win.
Clementina ($31) Bet Now
Yet to win from eight starts and she ran ninth behind Aliferous last time out.
Has the Baker/Forsman team to her credit but this looks a stretch even for them.
Autumn ($31) Bet Now
Almost 10 lengths behind Verry Elleegant last time out and she should be looking for something slightly easier.
Has run in the money in four of her nine starts but is unlikely to add to that here.
Rocknavar ($46) Bet Now
Two-time winner which has the breeding to kick on with it but not the form on the board.
Won at Eagle Farm two back and we don’t see many Australian Oaks winners coming out of Eagle Farm.
Romani Girl ($67) Bet Now
Poor run last time out but her form prior was solid. She finished fourth in the Kembla Grange Classic and showed some form in town.
Her first test over the staying distances didn’t work out well and that’s the big concern. She doesn’t look the type able to handle 2400m.
Mrs Madrid ($91) Bet Now
Scored back-to-back wins earlier this season but her most recent form hasn’t been good enough to take this out.
Bye Bye Belle ($67) Bet Now
Half-length winner two back at Yarra Valley and it’s unlikely to see that form translate to Randwick in the Oaks.
Handy enough run last start but place claims seem best.
Miss Moana ($91) Bet Now
Better suited to midweek grades and although she has some good breeding, it would be a massive shock to see her fighting out the finish.
Happy Every Day ($151) Bet Now
Maiden winner at Goulburn and hasn’t gone close since. Will be miles off the winner.