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2020 VRC Oaks Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this years VRC Oaks futures market
  • Can Hungry Heart take the step into her 3YO year?
  • Can Tyche Goddess keep improving?
VRC Oaks Tips
Miami Bound was the champion Filly during the 2019 Spring Carnival (Getty Images)

VRC Oaks Information


  • DateThu 05 Nov, 2020
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2500 metres
  • Conditions3yo Fillies - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000
The VRC Oaks is the Group One event held on the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival where the best 3YO staying Fillies on the land take their place over 2500m.

Fillies will often have their lead up run on Derby day in the Wakeful over 2000m, where the winner is automatically qualified for the staying feature.

This year with no exposed 3YO form lines, the market gives us a good guide on who may stay the journey.

2020 VRC Oaks Betting Odds


Horses
Odds
Hungry Heart$13
Montefilia$13
Gotta Kiss$17
Personal$17
Agreeable$21
Aidensfield$21
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 10/8/20 - 11.42am.

2020 VRC Oaks Tips

VRC Oaks 2020 Best Bet - Hungry Heart

She looks the standout filly on paper and through breeding at this stage of the year.

She is by Frankel out of a Pivotal mare, the sire who has produced Avilius and Addeybb, two horses who have won at Group One level in Australia over the staying trips.

This Filly is already a Group Two winner at two, winning the Sweet Embrace in Sydney before running fifth in the Golden Slipper.

She is the obvious on top pick from her extraordinary 2YO season and for what she is bred to do over the longer journey at three.

VRC Oaks 2020 Next Best Bet - Tyche Goddess

This 3YO Filly was a first-up winner over 1400m at Bendigo at the end of July in what will stack up to be a strong form race.

She lead the entire way and has the bloodlines to be a stayer this season.

Trent Busuttin also mentioned after the race that she would be an Oaks Filly so we will assume this is her target.

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young know how to train a stayer, and can target these staying features with their high quality stock.

If she can keep gaining confidence and find her way into the field, she will start a lot shorter than she is now.


VRC Oaks 2020 Roughie - Goldiluva

She comes out of the Tyche Goddess race and was more favoured in the market than that Filly.

She was out the back and no where to be seen in the run to the line and had not pulled up with any issues.

She is still a very raw Filly and is bred to stay, so the first time at the track may have all been too much for her, so she will take great improvement from that.

As mentioned, that will will stack up well which means she may go around second and third-up well over the odds over a longer journey.

Keep an eye on her as she gets to a mile and look for an improved performance.

VRC Oaks FAQ

What date is the 2020 VRC Oaks?

The 2020 VRC Oaks is scheduled to run on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Flemington.

What time is the 2020 VRC Oaks?

The VRC Oaks generally starts at around 4pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 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.

Who won the 2019 VRC Oaks?

Miami Bound won the 2019 VRC Oaks.

What distance is the VRC Oaks?

The VRC Oaks is run over a distance of 2500 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 VRC Oaks?

Hungry Heart is our VRC Oaks best bet.

Verdict

We will be backing Hungry Heart and having something small on Tyche Goddess.
Best Bet: Hungry Heart To Win @13.00 at Sportsbet - 3 Units
Next Best Bet: Tyche Goddess To Win @34.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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