2017 Australian Oaks Odds & Betting Update

April 5th, 2017

Fourteen fillies have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2017 Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters excellent value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Nurse Kitchen is currently the 2017 Australian Oaks betting markets mover. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Nurse Kitchen is currently the 2017 Australian Oaks betting markets mover. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Kiwi filly Bonneval carries excellent winning form into her maiden Australian appearance and currently rates as a $4 favourite in 2017 Australian Oaks betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Resuming this time for a credible third in the Wellfield Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) on January 28th, Bonneval returned to winning form in the Group 2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic (2000m) before repeating the dose in the Group 3 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) on March 2nd.

Having stormed home to post a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) last time out on March 18th, the Makfi filly is drawn ideally in barrier 6 and has the notable advantage of Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

Harlow Gold has returned to racing in typically strong and consistent form this time and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2017 Australian Oaks betting markets at a $5 quote.

Harlow Gold stamped herself as a filly to follow through the recent Spring Carnival in posting consecutive wins in a pair of Victorian minors, before making a credible transition to black type company when fifth in the talent-rich Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

Placing sixth in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) before ending her year second in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), the Tavistock filly resumed this time for third in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) on February 18th.

Running an impressive fourth in the capacity Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), Harlow Gold was last seen hitting the line well for third in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago.

Harlow Gold will relish a step up to a mile and a half on Saturday and will be partnered by in-form hoop Mark Zahra for the first time in the Australian Oaks.

Nurse Kitchen has so-far received the greatest market share of bets to win the Australian Oaks and has firmed onto the third line at current $5.50 odds.

Winner of the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) most notably in spring, Nurse Kitchen resumed this time for seventh in The Vanity, before only mustering a lacklustre performance to finish eleventh in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m).

Last seen savaging the line for second in the Vinery Stud Stakes, the Savabeel filly’s breeding suggests that she will only improve when she finds a mile and a half on Saturday.

Lasqueti Spirit and Devise are the only other fillies currently available at Australian Oaks odds of less-than $10, and the pair share the fourth line of betting at generous $8 quotes.

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