We have expert betting tips for the card this Thursday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
Oaks Day is always an exciting day for punters and we have our best value bets for all nine races on the card.
Oaks Day Betting Tips
Race 1. (12:40) TCL TV Stakes (1700m)
#2 – November Dreaming @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off a win at Geelong is November Dreaming, which could kick on with the job now. She scored by two lengths and it was an impressive outing for the four-year-old.
The daughter of Tavistock gets the services of Craig Williams once again and she deserves to be favourite for the opening race on Oaks day.
Race 2. (13:15) Darley Ottawa Stakes (1000m)
#1 – Fake Love @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fake Love is coming out of a strong debut race where she fought off a good field at Caulfield.
The two-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible won by 1.3 lengths over Extreme Warrior and we are expecting that form to hold up nicely this season.
It’s tough to gauge whether this field is harder or easier, but she is the testing material and $3.90 is a value price.
Race 3. (13:55) G.H. Mumm Century Stakes (1000m)
#6 – Ancestry @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Phillip Stokes lines up the talented gelding that kicked away for a 2.3-length win at Moonee Valley. It was his seventh win from 12 starts, so punters get $3.80 for a supremely consistent type.
He has had only one start at Flemington, which is our only concern. However, he is a two-time winner at the distance and he shouldn’t mind running down the straight.
Expect a tidy effort from the current favourite.
Race 4. (14:35) Twitter Trophy BM90 (1800m)
#11 – Tinandali @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tinandali is a five-year-old gelding having his first start in Australia. The son of Oasis Dream has been heavily backed in early markets after opening at $5.50, so that is a good sign.
Team Maher/Eustace lines up the runner which finished fourth last start but prior to that he finished fifth in a tough race at Goodwood.
Anything close to that run would see him taking this out.
Race 5. (15:15) Off The Track Subzero BM90 (1400m)
#8 – Housay @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Not much went right for Housay at Moe last start and the four-year-old gelding could easily be unbeaten after three starts.
He is a two-time winner that drew wide last start and was forced to settle back. He should enjoy running at Flemington and drawing barrier two is ideal.
We are expecting his odds to stay firm throughout the week.
Race 6. (15:50) Inglis Bracelet (1600m)
#5 – Rocha Clock @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rocha Clock is a tough mare to follow but she is lethal on her day. The four-year-old daughter of Pierro ran sixth at Randwick last start and we’re expecting that form to hold up.
She can be ridden forward or ridden off the pace, so she is an adaptable type with a superior turn-of-foot.
If Hugh Bowman puts her into the right spot, she could finish best at each-way odds.
Race 7. (16:30) Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final (1600m)
#3 – Easy Beast @ $11 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Winning hasn’t come easily for Easy Beast over the last year, but the six-year-old gelding is rarely too far away.
Trained by Richard Laming, the son of Super Easy is a six-time winner and he also owns 15 placings on his record.
$11 for a runner of his talent is good shopping.
Race 9. (17:50) Network 10 Red Roses Stakes (1100m)
#6 – Written Beauty @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Written Beauty is a group horse in the making and we’re surprised her odds aren’t shorter than $2.30.
The Hawkes-trained filly owns three wins from four starts and we love the way she hit the line at Moonee Valley last start.
Drawing barrier 16 down the straight is ideal and she could be too smart for them.
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.