2015 Oakleigh Plate Tips and Betting Preview

February 27th, 2015

17 sprinters remain in contention for Saturday’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1200m) at Caulfield following the withdrawal of leading chance Flamberge, and arguably offers punters the best value from a betting standpoint of all major races around the country this weekend.

Lord Of The Sky is worth consideration for a 2015 Oakleigh Plate bet at current odds. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lord Of The Sky is worth consideration for a 2015 Oakleigh Plate bet at current odds. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Charged with carrying just 50.5kgs, Earthquake ($5) remains outright favourite in 2015 Oakleigh Plate betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Vain Queen ($6), Atmospherical ($8) and Shamal Wind ($9).

Will Earthquake carry her light weight to victory, will A Time For Julia justify her resounding support from punters or will one of the other talented runners take out the 2015 Oakleigh Plate?

1st

Bel Sprinter ($19)

Bel Sprinter was unable to make much of a competitive run through the 2014 edition of the Autumn Carnival, but is reportedly in career-best condition ahead of his return in the 2015 Oakleigh Plate, and is therefore more than worth consideration for a bet at generous $19 odds for success. Securing a total of eight wins and three minor places from his 27 competitive starts, the son of Bel Esprit won the 2013 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) before running third to Black Caviar in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) and placing second to Lucky Nine in the Group 1 International Sprint (1200m) in Singapore. While charged with carrying a race-high 58kgs, Bel Sprinter is one of the most experienced horses confirmed for the 2015 Oakleigh Plate and will take some beating on Saturday.

2nd

Lord Of The Sky ($15)

There is plenty of proven talented confirmed in the 2015 Oakleigh Plate field, and perhaps none more exciting than classy four-year-old Lord Of The Sky. A standout performer over winter, Lord Of The Sky won a minor over 1000m with ease first-up before again comfortably taking out the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) before luckless run for fourth in each of the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) and United Refrigeration Maiden (1000m). Returning for close second-place finishes in each of the Listed Christmas Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) most notably this time, the Danerich entire will carry just 53kgs in the 2015 Oakleigh Plate.

3rd

Earthquake ($5)

While one of the most inexperienced runners confirmed for the 2015 Oakleigh Plate, it is hard to see Earthquake not figuring in contention with such a low handicap and with in-form hoop Chad Schofield booked for the ride. The winner of the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at this meeting last year, the daughter of Exceed And Excel has reportedly taken great condition from her time in the paddock and return to work and is a great chance of delivering Godolphin Australia another positive result at the highest level this weekend.

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