2011 Australian Oaks Tips & Betting – Royal Randwick

April 15th, 2011

The 2011 Australian Oaks is less than a day away and many punters are starting to make their picks for the Group 1 over 2400m at Randwick Racecourse.

So to help you out we’ve put together our trifecta and will tell you exactly why we think our top three will fill the podium at the end of the 2011 Australian Oaks.

1st – #2 Brazilian Pulse

We’re picking her to win this event based on her run last start which we think showed a little bit more than Shamrocker.

On the surface that sounds absurd but when you dissect the race it actually starts to make sense.

From the gate things didn’t go the way of Brazilian Pulse and on a dead track on a windy day she was trapped three wide without cover for nearly the entire trip.

She may as well have been last on the turn and from that point she was never going to win the race.

Despite all this though she charged home and hit the line the best of them in claiming third spot putting her in the best shape for the Australian Oaks.

She’s currently a $4.40 hope with online bookmaker Luxbet, that’s out from $4.00 and wethink punters are getting it wrong in their early betting.

2nd – #1 Shamrocker

She won’t be far away and it wouldn’t surprise us if it was a photo on the line.

She beat the boys last start and in all honesty is the deserved favourite with the dual Group 1 winner coming into this race in outstanding form.

Still, despite the winning run in the Australian Derby we think the race fell her way and she could be ridden exactly to plan the entire trip.

It won’t be so easy in the Australian Oaks and in a field with such good talent she’ll need to work to find a run and as yet we’re not convinced she can push through and keep going.

The punters love her though and she’s been backed in from a $2.95 open now into a $2.45 fixed price with Luxbet.

3rd – #7 Fibrillation

This is a very classy filly who just needs a bit of luck and she’ll be well and truly towards the top of the field late.

Last start you could put her in a similar category to Brazilian Pulse with a wide run early and she had to do plenty of work before they even straightened.

When they did she was the widest of the lot but still had the pace to go right around them and claim second spot.

She finished one place ahead of Brazilian Pulse in the end and she’s a real threat at big odds.

Currently at Luxbet she’s steady on a $10 quote but paying a lot less with other bookmakers.

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