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2020 VRC Oaks Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

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VRC Oaks Tips
Miami Bound was the champion Filly during the 2019 Spring Carnival. (Getty Images)

VRC Oaks Information


  • DateThu 04 Nov, 2021
  • Race Time06:00
  • 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 Montefilia looks the clear standout having won two Group One races this prep.

2020 VRC Oaks Betting Odds


No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Odds
1MontefiliaD. PayneH. Bowman5$1.85
2PersonalT. Dabernig & B. HayesD. Oliver10$6
3Cafe RizuM. Price & M. Kent JnrC. Newitt14$31
4Succeed IndeedL & T. CorstensM. Zahra13$31
5Salto AngelD. O'BrienD. Lane9$26
6MiravalleM. NewnhamC. Williams6$7
7Tyche GoddessT. Bussuttin & N. YoungK. McEvoy3$17
8BiarchiD. JollyJ. Allen1$51
9Star Of EdenM. MoroneyB. Egan2$26
10Art GlassG. BeggW. Pike12$101
11VilanculosD. O'BrienJ. Kah7$34
12Hard SqueezeR. Griffiths & M. De KockD. Yendall8$81
13YattonM. MoroneyJ. McNeil4$41
14Swindon LassM. BrownB. Higgins11$126

Odds are provided by bookmaker.com.au and are correct as of 04/11/2020 - 2.30pm.

2020 VRC Oaks Tips

VRC Oaks 2020 Best Bet - Montefilia

She looks the standout filly on paper from what she has done on the track at this stage of her career.

A two-time Group One winning Filly, once over the mile and once over 2000m in the Spring Champion Stakes, she is a standout type.

Of course she needs to prove that she is a strong 2500m horse, but David Payne would know what she is a capable of, while her opposition do not look like strong staying horses either, so it could be a battle of who is the best Filly, which in that case would be this girl.

On class, she wins this race hard held, but over the trip, well, that is soon to be found out.

VRC Oaks 2020 Next Best Bet - Tyche Goddess (Tipped at $34)

I have always earmarked this girl as an Oaks Filly from her first start, and stepping up to the 2000m Wakeful on Saturday showed that she has some staying qualities.

This girl could well be the best staying type in the race, no flash turn of foot, but fit as a fiddle and can grind away at the same pace for the entire way around.

She would be looking for a genuine speed which she could even set up herself to make this a true staying test, in an attempt to bring the favourite undone.

VRC Oaks 2020 Roughie - Tyche Goddess

Although I do not believe she can win the race, her run at Caulfield last start behind Salto Angel and Chica Fuerte was very good.

Mike Moroney knows how to train a stayer and could well get the best out of this Filly from Wandjina.

Trained at the track, she will be much better suited to this flat surface rather than trying to get around Caulfield, as we saw two back when third to Pensato in the Oaks Trial.

At $5 for the place, there are worse bets in the race.


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?

Montefilia is our VRC Oaks best bet.

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Verdict

Having already had a small play on Tyche Goddess, we are happy to have 10 units on Montefilia if she drifts out to even money.

Best Bet: Montefilia To Win @-117.65 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Tyche Goddess To Win @1600 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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