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2019 VRC Oaks Racing Tips - Can Moonlight Maid shine on Ladies Day?

Justin Darcy provides his VRC Oaks tips.
2019 VRC Oaks Racing Tips
Moonlight Maid is our VRC Oaks best bet (Getty Images)

VRC Oaks

  • DateThu 05 Nov, 2020
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2500 metres
  • Conditions3yo Fillies - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

2019 VRC Oaks Racing Tips - Can Moonlight Maid be crowned victorious?

The VRC Oaks is a timed-honoured 2500m event, the headline event of Ladies Day as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The past few years have seen an upset in the Oaks, but some of the best fillies have won this event in the past.

Superstars including Jameka, Samantha Miss, Miss Finland and Special Harmony have been some of the greatest horses to win the race in the past 20 years.

This year, Miami Bound, Moonlight Maid and Vegas Jewel have a strangle hold on the market.

VRC Oaks Odds

Miami Bound$3.60
Moonlight Maid$3.80
Vegas Jewel$3.80
Beauty Bolt$15.00
Ocean Miss$26.00

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 4/11/19 - 1.45pm.

VRC Oaks Best Bet - Moonlight Maid @ $3.80

She looks the best stayer in the field and I think she can get the job done.

What swung me her way was that she has the win over Miami Bound and she gave that filly a big start.

She was good in the vase behind Soul Patch who has since run third in the Derby.

She holds the right form lines to be winning an Oaks and looks a typical stayer, whereas Vegas Jewel and Miami Bound have brilliance about them, making me think they may be better 2000m horses.

If this race comes down to a staying test, I want to be in this filly's corner.

VRC Oaks Value Bet - Gamay @ $6

She was too strong for Vegas Jewel last start in the Ethereal and has come up almost double that fillies price.

There is nothing explosive about this filly, but she  looks like she will be able to run out this 2500m strongly.

She gets around Flemington well having run second to Celestial Falls in the Oaks trial so this gives me more confidence in her chances.

Champion jockey Ryan Moore will take the reins and that is a sign from the stable that this filly is ready to rock and roll.

I think she will be a drifter on the day so we will keep our powder dry til the day.

Frequently Asked Questions About VRC Oaks Day

What time is the first race on Ladies Day?

The first race jumps at 1.50pm.

What time is the VRC Oaks?

The VRC Oaks jumps at 5.50pm.

How can I live stream the VRC Oaks?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the VRC Oaks and all other Australian horse races.


We will be having the majority of our budget on Moonlight Maid to win the race, as well as a saver on Gamay in case she can put her head in front.

Best Bet: Moonlight Maid @3.80 at Sportsbet - 15 Units
Value Bet: Gamay @6.00 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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