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Oakbank Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for April 3

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Oakbank Races in South Australia
  • Their Easter Carnival concludes on Saturday with the famous Great Eastern Steeplechase headlining the card
  • The rail is in the true position and warm conditions are predicted on race day
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The Oakbank Carnival concludes this Saturday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 01 Apr 2021
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Oakbank hosts a nine race program on April 3 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.

Get free Oakbank tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from the Oakbank Races in South Australia.

Our Oakbank best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Oakbank Tips April 3

Melba's Chocolates Benchmark 72 Handicap Tips(Heat 4 Sprint Series)(Race 4)

Oakbank Best Bet - Race 4 No. 2 Toff Love

With a little drop in grade and now with the winkers being applied after three runs back from a six-month spell, this gelding from the David Jolly stable gets a great chance bring up his first victory for the campaign.

After peaking on his effort at the 100m first-up at Gawler, Toff Love chased well as the eventual runner-up behind Taken Off on February 20, a galloper that completed a winning hat-trick in the process and is a runner that is rated well above anything in this field.

The last start effort was only fair but the first two out did fill the eventual quinella and the runner-up Mileva did frank that form by winning at Listed level last week, so in this small field that does lack depth, he gets another chance.

Harcourts Adelaide Hills Railway Stakes Tips (Race 7)

Oakbank Roughie - Race 7 No. 11 Golden Halo

As a lightly raced mare and now a rising six-year-old, it wouldn't be a shock if Warrnambool trainer Daniel Bowman eyed this Listed Railway Stakes off as a shot at a black-type win in what isn't a strong Stakes race.

Having beaten Group One winner and now of Australia's best sprinters in Gytrash as a three-year-old (has also placed behind him), there's no doubting Golden Halo is very capable on her day, a city class runner but just doesn't win out of turn, hence the odds.

The daughter of Your Song has performed well in her last few fresh attempts and with speed on, she can creep out wider on the Oakbank circuit late, which can be a favourable pattern here as a carnival wears on.

Emmetts John Glatz Country Cup Tips (BM72)(Qualified Horses)(Heat 6 Prov Series) (Race 8)

Oakbank Value Bet - Race 8 No. 8 Plaisir

Fitting the mould of many John Hickmott gallopers that get stronger deeper into their preparations is this seven-year-old who now has five runs under his belt, the best of those being the last start effort when finally getting to the mile.

Plaisir was clearly in need of the run first-up in quite a strong Benchmark 64 at Morphettville but has improved in four subsequent performances, holding his ground twice before finishing off with intent via his last two appearances.

Given his last two victories were over staying journey's when based in New South Wales, the step up to 1900m on Saturday is a positive and although is technically well up in grade, it's a very weak Benchmark 72 and plummets all the way down to the 54kg minimum.

Happy Birthday ORC Chairperson Arabella Benchmark 68 Handicap Tips(Heat 4 Autumn Series) (Race 9)

Oakbank Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 6 Skilled Bunch

With four wins from just the nine starts to date, trainers Sue & Jason Jaensch have quite a progressive mare and the last from Oakbank on Saturday doesn't appear any harder than the last start Benchmark 64 she won at Morphettville.

All the way up in a Benchmark 82, it's was an aggressive first-up placement at Murray Bridge on February 27 where she was well backed ($10.00-$5.50) but found a leader dominated affair, taken out by Renegade who wasn't disgraced at Listed level following that.

Carrying the same 58.5kg impost as she did on March 13 when defeating Galcrum who franked the form with a victory last Saturday, Skilled Bunch should have improvement to come and finds another very winnable assignment here.

For more free betting tips, visit our tipping hub, or see the best bookmakers for betting on the Oakbank races here

Oakbank Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream of the Oakbank Races?

Yes you can livestream all of the action from Oakbank Races. 

You can find more information via our live streaming section.

When do the Oakbank races take place?

Oakbank hosts a handful of meetings per year.

This includes the famous Oakbank Easter Carnival.

Where can I bet on the Oakbank Races?

To place a bet on the Oakbank races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. 

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day or two prior to a meeting at Oakbank.



Toff Love (Race 4) and Skilled Bunch (Race 9) will run as our best bets on the April 3 meeting from Oakbank.

Plaisir is improving with every run and up in trip again, is a good each-way chance in Race 8.

Best Bet: Toff Love To Win @220.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Skilled Bunch To Win @265.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 4 Units
Value Bet: Plaisir Each Way @600.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units

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