A near capacity field has been assembled for the Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick this Saturday, with Queensland filly Gypsy Goddess looking to make amends from the Vinery Stud Stakes.
Down below is a speed map, runner preview and $100 betting strategy for the 2022 Australian Oaks.
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2022 Australian Oaks Speed Map
2022 Australian Oaks Runner Preview
1. Hinged: She’s been awesome this time in. Looked the winner of the Vinery but was nabbed late by stablemate Fangirl. The 2400m is a query with her but she brings class and that will carry her a long way.
2. Gypsy Goddess: I’m really keen on Gypsy Goddess. I’m very forgiving of her run in the Tancred. She had zero chance the way the race was run and given she was near last and had to make a sustained run by herself, the effort was very good. 2400m no issue and if she’s within range 400m out, good luck holding her out.
3. Biscayne Bay: Shut up shop and make Maher/Eustace co Prime Ministers of Australia if they can get this filly to win. Resumed on March 12 over the mile and was solid enough without jumping up and down. It’s the Hitotsu style prep and Blinkers are back on. I’ll be shocked if she wins, but afterwards, not surprised.
4. Honeycreeper: Blinkers were put on for the Adrian Knox last Saturday and they worked because she made an absolute mess of them. Them wasn’t exactly strong but she has that Colette sense of timing.
5. Le Villi: Former Kiwi that makes her Australian debut for Kris Lees. NZ Oaks run was solid and always have to respect them when they come across. Just not sure the depth there this season is strong.
6. El Patroness: She’s a big price if you’re a forgiving type. Two back was wide no cover then last time, she got very keen in the run after sitting wide early. She draws to get a lovely run in transit and her best can see her threaten.
7. Hope In Your Heart: She was looking a genuine Oaks contender but her Vinery run was plain and off that, I can’t entertain her.
8. Gin Martini: Ran well at Goulburn two back but taking on the big girls in the Vinery, she was found out so can’t see her threatening.
9. Pink Ivory: Pink Ivory looks right on track. Not entirely suited by remaining at 1850m at Newcastle in the Tancred but really liked the way she finished her race off. She is one filly who will eat up 2400m and you always have to respect John Sargent with these three year old fillies.
10. Charity Spirit: 2400m will be no issue after a closing second in the Adrian Knox last Saturday. Just not sure she has the class. Then again, we have seen in this race that running the distance > class.
11. Hardly Sweet: Beautiful steer from Mick Dee saw her win last Friday night at Cranbourne. She has change up speed, but not sure about her at this level and the wet track.
12. Lekvarte: She was looking an Oaks contender but she was awful in a low race at Doomben last time so she deserves to be $101+.
13. Secret Glamour: Struggled in the mud last Saturday in the Adrian Knox and the track will be worse so she’ll struggle.
14. Commando Drift: It wouldn’t be an Oaks without Pat Carey throwing in a $151 pop. Has good form last start behind Yonce, but that’s all I can say positive about her chances.
15. Velvet Lady: Not sold on her on wet ground, proper wet ground, but she’s the best of those $51+. Arrogant win at Scone on Monday and she’ll have no issue with the trip.
16. Mauricently: Mauricently is a filly with talent I feel for Kris Lees. Hasn’t got the class of some of these but 2400m will be no issue. Blinkers went on leading into the Adrian Knox last Saturday and I thought she worked home pretty well late in the piece behind Honeycreeper. I doubt she wins, but for exotics, I’d entertain her.
17. Chance Reward: Strong win last time out at Canberra but she beat nothing and I doubt she will be troubling this lot.
18. Youthfull: $201 is unders. That says it all. Still a maiden and won’t be troubling these.
2022 Australian Oaks $100 Betting Strategy:
Keeping it simple. Been hot on Gypsy Goddess for some time and won’t be dropping off. $100 Win.
Group l Strategy Outlay: $5570
Group l Strategy Return: $10216.6