The Crown Oaks Day is the third day of the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington. Aside from the exciting racing that takes place on the track, Oaks day has long been renowned as Ladies Day. The Fashions on the Field competition that takes place each year is now extremely popular with racegoers and brings out the best in Ladies fashion.
- Race Type: Group 1
- Distance: 2,500 metres
- Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
- Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
The ‘Oaks’ were first run in 1861 and despite being held on a work day, Crown Oaks Day has become one of the more popular crowd events on the Australian Horse Racing Calendar. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks for three year old fillies. The race is run over 2500m and now offers over $1 million in prize money.
2018 Crown Oaks Final Field & Odds:
See below for all the latest Crown Oaks odds plus final field.
2018 Crown Oaks Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There are 15 fillies running in the $1,000,000 Kennedy Oaks. Five of them had their last start in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes over 2000m, and three of them had their last start in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes over 2000m. The early favourite is Amphitrite who won 4 races in a row this preparation, including the Thousand Guineas, before never seeing daylight from the 300m and finishing 3 lengths 11th in the Myer Classic/Empire Rose Stakes on Saturday. Second favourite is Wakeful Stakes winner Aristia who won that race well after 2nd in the Ethereal Stakes. Third favourite is Verry Elleegant who won the Ethereal Stakes before 5th in the Wakeful Stakes where she started as favourite.
Qafila was a good 2nd in the Wakeful, but has only won one of her 11 starts. Zapurier is a nicely-bred filly who won a maiden at Echuca by 3.5 lengths last start and should love the distance. Greysful Glamour was 7th in the Ethereal, after winning the Oaks Trial by a big margin. Collectable was 4th in the Etrhereal after running 2nd at all her 3 other starts, and is one of three maidens in the field. The other runners are all over 20 to 1.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|4 Verry Elleegant
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Previous Crown Oaks Winners:
||Bring Me Roses
||Li Lo Lill
||Lan Kwai Fong