Australian Oaks Tips, Betting Preview and Odds

Trent Orwin:
Australian Oaks Preview

The Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) will take place at Royal Randwick on Saturday, April 11 and provides you with a comprehensive guide to the race.

Australian Oaks Final Field and Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Australian Oaks:

1. PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards – Opie Bosson (12) 56kg
2. SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott – Adam Hyeronimus (10) 56kg
3. NUDGE Chris Waller – James McDonald (6) 56kg
4. COLETTE James Cummings – Glen Boss (4) 56kg
5. GAME OF THORNS Kris Lees – Brenton Avdulla (9) 56kg
6. CONTRITION (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) – Sam Clipperton (11) 56kg
7. TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller – Kerrin McEvoy (2) 56kg
8. DOROTHY OF OZ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott – Tim Clark (1) 56kg
9. QUINTESSA Mark Newnham – Nash Rawiller (5) 56kg
10. ASPECT RATIO John Sargent – Ms Rachel King (13) 56kg
11. STRANGE CHARM Anthony Cummings – Jean Van Overmeire (a) (14) 56kg
12. STICK ’EM UP John Sargent – Jason Collett (8) 56kg
13. SATIN RAIN Anthony Cummings – Glyn Schofield (3) 56kg
14. COSMIC HAZE Brett Cavanough – Ms Kathy O’Hara (7) 56kg

Australian Oaks Odds

Colette is the favourite for the Australian Oaks with Sportsbet.

Colette $3.10
Probabeel $4.00
Shout The Bar $4.50
Nudge $8.00
Game Of Thrones $15
Toffee Tongue $15
Quintessa $23
Stick ‘Em Up $41
Dorothy Of Oz $46
Aspect Ratio $46
Contrition $91
Satin Rain $126
Cosmic Haze $126
Strange Charm $151

Australian Oaks Tips

Having gone quick early last start and still being strong through the line, I have no doubt Colette can stay, and she’s my Australian Oaks Tip.

She’s proven she can run quick sectionals, and her breeding (HALLOWED CROWN X LIBRETTO (IRE)) suggests she’ll excel over 2400m.

Her BM figures also indicate this as she went 1.4 lengths quicker than BM over 1885m and then went 4.4 lengths slower than BM when dropping back to 1600m.

We saw a massive spike in BM performance last start going 12.9 lengths quicker than BM over 2000m, and this trend points to another spike in performance as she gets out to 2400m.

There’s not much of her, and the quick back-up is the main concern, but as long as she handles the back-up, she’s the one to beat.