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Oakleigh Plate 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2023
Alex Marsh 22 Feb 2023
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  • The Oakleigh Plate will be run on Saturday's Sandown meeting
  • This famous sprint is the last of three Group 1's on the February 25 program
  • A competitive field has been assembled
  • Preview & tips are included below
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Oakleigh Plate Tips
Will Asfoora claim Group 1 glory in the 2023 Oakleigh Plate? (Getty)
  

Contested under handicap conditions, the Oakleigh Plate is traditionally the premier sprint run at Caulfield, but will be staged at Sandown in 2023 due to renovations.
  • Oakleigh Plate 2023 Field & Odds
  • Oakleigh Plate 2023 Tips
  • Oakleigh Plate FAQs

One of the more famous sprints in Australia, this 1100m dash is generally a competitive affair and once again, an open race awaits punters on Saturday.

I Am Me just holds favourtism for the 2023 Oakleigh Plate, with $6.25 her quote via Picklebet

Oakleigh Plate 2023 Field & Odds

                                                                          
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Roch 'N' Horse (NZ)Michael MoroneyJamie Mott1058kg$31
2LombardoMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dean Yendall857kg$41
3Masked CrusaderMichael, Wayne & John HawkesBen Melham1657kg$26
4The AstrologistLon & Troy CorstensBlake Shinn1356.5kg$26
5King Of SpartaPeter & Paul SnowdenJohn Allen 355.5kg$11
6ZoustyleTony GollanEthan Brown2055kg$21
7Marine OneCiaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey554kg$21
8Uncommon JamesSteve O'Dea & Matthew HoystedBen Thompson1453.5kg$9.50
9AsfooraHenry DwyerJye McNeil653kg$6.50
10Lofty StrikeJulius SandhuCraig Newitt1153kg$12
11Chain Of LightningPeter G MoodyCraig Williams252.5kg$10
12Shooting For GoldSteve O'Dea & Matthew Hoysted Jaden Lloyd (a)452.5kg $31
13I Am MeCiaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah152kg$6.25
14MilevaPhillip StokesDean Holland752kg $51
15Star PatrolClinton McDonaldMichael Dee952kg $9
16ZapateoJames CummingsDaniel Moor1252kg $15
17eShaminoPhillip Stokes Kayla Crowther1552kg $51
18eOxley RoadPeter G Moody Patrick Moloney1852kg $101
19eTriple MissileLindsey Smith1952kg $61
20eBless HerClayton Douglas1752kg $201
Odds courtesy of Picklebet & correct at 11pm on 22/02/2023.

Oakleigh Plate 2023 Tips

2023 Oakleigh Plate Best Bet - Asfoora

After winning three of four over spring, including her last two at group level, it has been a long-range plan to have her firing in the Oakleigh Plate fresh.

As brilliant as she's been in her victories to date, it was the ability to bounce straight back after a second-up mishap which showed her true quality.

Asfoora clipped heels and blundered in that Moonee Valley attempt on Sept 23, while she's been almost faultless either side of that performance.

This mare fits the profile for this famous handicap well as a progressive type down in the weights and from gate six, she'll settle in the first few pairs early.


2023 Oakleigh Plate Next Best Bet - Zapateo

The main query is that all of her winning form has been on rain affected ground, although a Soft 5 was the surface of her career peak last prep.

That win was first-up over the 1100m at Randwick and as a four-year-old that seems best kept to short preps, they haven't been dodging firm ground.

We do have a reference between Zapateo and Asfoora, with the Godolphin mare launching late in the Begonia Belle last Oct up the Flemington straight.

She should've finished closer to the fav in that most recent clash and with this as a genuine fresh target, she arrives off two strong Sydney lead-up trials.


2023 Oakleigh Plate Value Bet - Masked Crusader

This Team Hawkes sprinter is about as reliable as an ashtray on a motorbike, but at the same time, I wouldn't be shocked if he blew this field away.

A Group 1 winner via the 2021 William Reid Stakes, Masked Crusader arguably should've won The Everest that year, when rattling home from the back.

While he's was below his best over 2022, the son of Toronado was mostly competing against the elite and this is the weakest race he's seen in some time.

With the speed right on and perfectly placed here from a wide draw to swoop late, this six-year-old has to be included, especially given his quote.

Oakleigh Plate FAQs

When is the 2023 Oakleigh Plate?

The 2023 Oakleigh Plate is scheduled to run on Saturday, February 25 at 5.40pm AEST.

It will run as Race 9 on the Sandown meeting.

What distance is the Oakleigh Plate?

The Oakleigh Plate is run over a distance of 1100 metres.

Where is the 2023 Oakleigh Plate?

The 2023 Oakleigh Plate will be run at Sandown Racecourse.

How can I live stream the Oakleigh Plate?

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

Who won the 2022 Oakleigh Plate?

Marabi won the 2022 Oakleigh Plate.

                                    

Verdict

Asfoora, Zapateo and Masked Crusader can all be backed for a result in a competitive Oakleigh Plate, 

Best Bet: Asfoora To Win @11/2 at picklebet - 3 Units
Next Best Bet: Zapateo To Win @14/1 at picklebet - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Masked Crusader To Win @25/1 at picklebet - 1 Unit
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