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The 2011 Oakleigh Plate will be one of the three feature races of Blue Diamond Stakes Day this Saturday February 26, 2011.
18 horses will run in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate and here at Races.com.au we have put together the latest form guide to betting on the race.
The 2011 Oakleigh Plate is a 1,100 metre sprint race that is worth $400,000.
Current favourite to win this year’s Oakleigh Plate is Catapulted, paying $5 a win at Luxbet.
Form for all 18 runners in the 2011 Oakleigh Plate can be found below.
Catapulted has won three out of five times on this track and 50% of the time at this track over this distance. He is suited to a Good or Dead rated track, never having won when Slow or Heavy.
#2 First Command
7th race this prep
First Command is suited best to a Dead track, winning four out of four times on this rating. He has won both times that he has contested this distance at Caulfield.
#3 Eagle Falls
Eagle Falls has never before managed to win at Caulfield, and has only won once out of four attempts at this distance.
#4 Reward For Effort
Reward For Effort has not performed well his last two starts, and word is that he does not have his head in the game at the moment. However, he has only failed to place once at this track in the past.
Shellscrape has never failed to place at this distance but would benefit from a slow track considerably.
#6 Star Witness
Star Witness has only had one go at the 1,100 metres previously and he finished third.
Avenue finished second in the Group 3 Rubiton Stakes last start but has never before won at this distance, despite attempting it seven times.
This will be Response’s first attempt at this 1,100 metre distance.
#9 Set For Fame
Set For Fame has won her only other race at this distance on this same track, and also won her first-up run last prep.
10th race of this preperation
Keano has made four attempts at this distance in the past and has failed to win any of them.
3rd race this prep
Has finished first and second in his two runs so far this prep, but has never before won at this distance.
#12 Solar Charged
This filly has a good first-up run in the Rubiton Stakes last start, and has won half the time at both this track and at this distance.
Hinchinbrook has won his only other attempt at this distance and will suit a Good, Dead or Heavy track.
#14 Cardinal Virtue
11th run of this prep
Cardinal Virtue has only failed to place twice out of eight runs over this distance.
#15 Varenna Miss
3rd race this prep
Varenna Miss has won both attempts at this distance in the past, and has always placed at this track.
#16 Faster Son
Faster son has been unlucky to draw gate 17 for this sprint race and has never before won at this distance.
#17 General Truce
General Truce has never won at this distance or at this track, and the barrier draw of 18 won’t help.
Panipique has won once out of the two times she has contested this distance at this same track.
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