We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Oakbank that features nine quality betting races.
Oakbank takes centre stage in South Australia this week with the Railway Stakes and the Great Eastern Steeplechase.
We have our best value bets for the premier meeting.
Oakbank horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:36) Klose’s Supermarkets BM68 (1400m)
#1 – Casino Seventeen @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Travis Doudle-trained three-year-old is a three-time winner from seven starts and he looks tough to beat on Saturday.
He comes off a win at Morphettville where he went forward and gripped on for a narrow victory. It was a tough effort and he should benefit from it.
$2.40 is a respectable price for a quality runner.
Race 2. (13:11) Whoflungdung Battler’s Maiden (1400m)
#6 – Dee Cee Dexter @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dee Cee Dexter is a cheap sales purchase that owns two trial placings from as many attempts.
The three-year-old son of Ambidexter finished only a nose behind the winner at Oakbank last start, so having experience on this track is ideal.
2kg comes off his back and the odds appeal.
Race 3. (13:47) Qube Logistics Hurdle (3600m)
#2 – Instigator @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Instigator didn’t fire at his last two starts but with two flat runs under his belt, he looks ready to fire over the hurdles.
The seven-year-old has yet to finish worse than second from three hurdle attempts, so we’re not surprised at the short odds available.
Punters should expect him to run close.
Race 4. (14:26) Melba’s Chocolates BM72 (1100m)
#1 – Stage Front @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Consistency is key with Stage Front, which owns six wins and 10 placings from 33 career starts.
The five-year-old is having his first start at Oakbank, but it’s a track that should suit. He comes off a second placing at Morphettville and that followed back-to-back wins in Victoria.
Jess Eaton rides and he should be right in the mix.
Race 5. (15:07) Ecycle Great Eastern Steeplechase (4950m)
#1 – Zed Em @ $1.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Class is with Zed Em, which was only a nose behind the winner at Oakbank last start and he should go one better.
The 10-year-old owns 12 wins from 20 steeplechase starts, so he’s full of class and he owns five wins from six attempts at Oakbank.
The Kiwi runs at short odds and we’re not surprised.
Race 6. (15:46) O’Leary Walker Wines Cup (2150m)
#1 – Dexter You Devil @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off a win at Port Lincoln is Dexter You Devil, which was a length better than his opposition.
The Shayne Cahill-trained six-year-old is having his first start at Oakbank but it’s a track that looks ideal for his running style.
His best form comes in soft conditions and he could beat this moderate field.
Race 7. (16:26) Adelaide Hills Railway Stakes (1100m)
#2 – Sisstar @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sisstar showed her class when winning at Moonee Valley last start and that form bodes well for this contest.
The McEvoy-trained four-year-old now owns five wins from 14 starts and two of those have come at this distance.
Steady money has come throughout the week and we expect more to come on race day.
Race 8. (17:06) Emmetts John Glatz BM72 (1900m)
#10 – Liam’s The Boss @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Steadily going through his work is Liam’s The Boss, which showed improvement when running fifth at Gosford last start.
The four-year-old son of The Factor has been facing solid fields in New South Wales and coming to Oakbank should suit him nicely.
It could pay to watch for late betting moves but with 54kg, expect money to come.
Race 9. (17:41) Happy B’Day Arabella BM68 (1400m)
#12 – Born To Play @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Born To Play comes off a second placing at Morphettville and the four-year-old should be tough to hold out.
The well-bred daughter of Redoute’s Choice has plenty to offer this campaign and it won’t take her long to get back to winning form.
Her opening odds have already firmed, so expect a top effort.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.