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Australian Oaks 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Australian Oaks is one of four Group One races run on day two of 'The Championships'
  • Worth $1 million, this major is run over 2400m at Randwick
  • The 2021 edition will be run on Saturday, April 17
  • Preview and tips are included below
Australian Oaks Tips
A competitve field has been assembled for the 2021 Australian Oaks. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 14 Apr 2021
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The Group One Australian Oaks is the first of four group one's on day two of The Championships from Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Famous winners of this 2400 metre feature include include Flight, Wenona Girl, Light Fingers, Leilani, Surround and more recently, Verry Elleegant in 2019.

Despite losing as favourite in the Vinery Stud Stakes, Harmony Rose heads the betting for the 2021 Australian Oaks where $3.20 is available with WinnersBet.

2021 Australian Oaks Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1MontefiliaDavid PayneJason Collett856kg$4.60
2Amarelinha (NZ)Jamie RichardsOpie Bosson756kg $5
3Hungry HeartChris WallerKerrin McEvoy356kg $4.60
4Harmony RoseMark NewnhamJoshua Parr556kg $3.20
5Impecunious (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungDamien Oliver956kg $15
6DuaisEdward CummingsHugh Bowman1056kg $13
7Bargain (NZ)Mark NewnhamJames McDonald156kg $13
8Land AhoyJohn SargentAlysha Collett456kg $41
9Signora Nera (NZ)Chris WallerBrenton Avdulla656kg $17
10SassysavCiaron Maher & David EustaceCraig Williams256kg $91
Odds courtesy of WinnersBet & correct at 10.30pm on 14/04/2021.

2021 Australian Oaks Tips

2021 Australian Oaks Best Bet - Amarelinha

It's a competitive edition of the Australian Oaks and if we're looking for the fresh filly on the scene, that lands us on Amarelinha, a New Zealand visitor who has won five of seven career starts with the last defeat being a narrow one to Aegon in the 3yo Karaka Millions.

By Savabeel and out of the dam Hopscotch, who is a half-sister four-time Group One winner Metal Bender, Amarelinha is the only proven runner in this field over 2400m, showing a turn-of-foot to win the New Zealand Oaks on March 20 at Trentham, a big and testing circuit.

While the Kiwi form hasn't stood up in this year's Sydney Autumn Carnival, Sofia Rosa (2016) and Bonneval (2017) are both recent Australian Oaks winners to have come from the New Zealand Oaks and this three-year-old profiles every bit as well as those prior winners.

2021 Australian Oaks Next Best Bet - Harmony Rose

Dropping back to fillies' grade last start in the Vinery Stud Stakes, the daughter of Glass Harmonium was the deserving favourite for that key lead-up event, arriving there off a fighting effort in the Group One Randwick Guineas.

With a March 26 trial under her belt following that second-up performance, Harmony Rose looked the sole leader on paper in that Vinery Stud Stakes and while she was assisted by a leader biased circuit at Rosehill, they ultimately went too hard up front and she was vulnerable late.

Given she was a month between runs going into that third-up assignment, I wouldn't at all be surprised if she is the biggest improver from that April 3 event and if rated a little softer up front, is the one they'll need to chase down.

2021 Australian Oaks Value Bet - Impecunious

Following an arrogant Australian debut victory over 1200m back in December, the Busuttin & Young stable spelled this filly straight away with loftier autumn goals in mind and resuming in the Group Two Armanasco Stakes on February 20, it's fair to say she should've gone back-to-back.

After settling back in that small field, the outside passage never presented early in the straight which forced Glen Boss back to inside, where he was chopped out of a run then picked herself up when it was all over to only go down half a length.

Damien Oliver was back in the saddle via that Vinery Stud Stakes, an event that she does have to make up three lengths on Harmony Rose and Hungry Heart from, but the Australian Oaks has been the target, with three solid efforts under the belt ahead of Saturday.

Australian Oaks 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Australian Oaks?

The 2021 Australian Oaks is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 17 at 1.50pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 5 on the Randwick program.

What distance is the Australian Oaks?

The Australian Oaks is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

How can I live stream the Australian Oaks?

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

Who won the 2020 Australian Oaks?

Colette won the 2020 Australian Oaks.

What is the Australian Oaks worth?

The Australian Oaks is worth a total of $1,000,000.

$580,000 of that goes to the winner.

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Verdict

Backing both Amarelinha and Impecunious for a result in the 2021 Australian Oaks.

Saving on the favourite Harmony Rose who can dictate the race up front.

Best Bet: Amarelinha To Win @400.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Next Best Bet: Harmony Rose To Win @220.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Value Bet: Impecunious To Win @1400.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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