The 2011 Crown Oaks is due to jump at 3:40pm (AEDT) at Flemington this afternoon, and the genuine market mover for the three-year-old fillies’ classic is the Robert Smerdon-trained Mosheen.
Since betting opened on the $1 million Group 1 VRC Crown Oaks (2500m) at our preferred online bookmaker Luxbet, the punters have kept coming for the talented Fastnet Rock filly Mosheen.
After a big win in the Edward Manifold Stakes, Golden Slipper runner-up Mosheen powered on to finish a brave second to spruik filly Atlantic Jewel is the Thousand Guineas before her credible last-start sixth against the older mares in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) on Derby Day.
Mosheen has never raced further than a mile making the 2500 metres of the Oaks today a massive distance increase, but it hasn’t scared off the punters who have crunched her in from $6 to $4.20 at Luxbet.
Smerdon, however, has mixed thoughts over how his class filly will handle her stamina test today.
“I think our filly’s formline is as good as anything else, but it’s a whole new ball game going to the 2500 and that’s the issue with her,” he said.
“She’s drawn a really good gate to just have an easy run behind the speed so the stage is set for her to have her crack if she can run the distance.
“If she can relax for the first 2000 (metres) she can be right in it, if she doesn’t relax she won’t run the trip.”
Race favourite steady at $3.70 is Dowager Queen in gate eight, Graeme Rogerson’s Kiwi filly out to give her sire Savabeel another classics win.
Other top Crown Oaks betting fancies are the Bart Cummings-trained Ethereal Stakes winner Gliding out from $6.50 to $7 and Rahveel who was the surprise runner-up to Atlantic Jewel in the Wakeful Stakes last time out paying $6 for the win at Luxbet.
See below for the latest Crown Oaks fixed win odds that you can lock in right now at Luxbet.
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2011 Crown Oaks Odds
Flemington Race 6 – 03/11/2011
|1||Mosheen (2)||4.20 Luxbet|
|2||Dowager Queen (8)||3.70 Luxbet|
|3||Gliding (10)||7.00 Luxbet|
|4||Rahveel (11)||6.00 Luxbet|
|5||Roma Giaconda (6)||19.00 Luxbet|
|6||Gioe (9)||26.00 Luxbet|
|7||Vittoria (4)||10.00 Luxbet|
|8||Fallen One (1)||31.00 Luxbet|
|9||Flame Of Lanka (5)||26.00 Luxbet|
|10||Lady Jouster (3)||31.00 Luxbet|
|11||Pentimento (7)||15.00 Luxbet|
*Fixed Win Odds correct at time of publication – see Luxbet for updates