News About 2013 Oakleigh Plate

Kesampour on Australian Cup 2014 Mission

Kesampour on Australian Cup 2014 Mission

Victoria’s top trainer Peter Moody is eyeing a big Melbourne Festival of Racing for his French import Kesampour who he hopes to aim at the 2014 Australian Cup in early March. Lightly raced with just 11 starts to date, the King’s Best stallion began their career in France for Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mikel Delzangles…

Mrs Onassis Claims Surprise 2013 Oakleigh Plate Win

Mrs Onassis Claims Surprise 2013 Oakleigh Plate Win

She may have flown under the radar in betting but nobody could deny the merit of Mrs Onassis’ performance as she scored the biggest win of her career in the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caufield today. After a delayed start due to drama in the barriers that saw favourite Barakey scratched, the…

Can Ortensia Lug Big Weight to 2013 Oakleigh Plate Win?

Can Ortensia Lug Big Weight to 2013 Oakleigh Plate Win?

Globetrotting mare Ortensia returns for her first race on Australian soil since the 2011 Winterbottom Stakes and she faces the tough ask of carrying 58kg in the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on Saturday. The seven-year-old was a genuine success story in her gruelling overseas campaign last year, winning the Group 1 Al Quoz…

Can Shamal Wind Blow 2013 Oakleigh Plate Rivals Away?

Can Shamal Wind Blow 2013 Oakleigh Plate Rivals Away?

If you aren’t familar with Shamal Wind you can be forgiven but the Robert Smerdon-trained filly is one of the top chances in the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m). Second favourite at $6, Shamal Wind is the only three-year-old in the race and only debuted during the spring. The daughter of Dubawi is unbeaten…

Can Barakey Remain Unbeaten in 2013 Oakleigh Plate?

Can Barakey Remain Unbeaten in 2013 Oakleigh Plate?

When Perth sprinter Barakey lines up in the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday, he will start a deserving favourite. But that doesn’t mean it will be easy. Currently a $3.40 top elect, the five-year-old has earned his spot at the top of betting market but faces by far the biggest…

Woorim Makes it to Melbourne for 2013 Oakleigh Plate Defence

Woorim Makes it to Melbourne for 2013 Oakleigh Plate Defence

Defending champion Woorim is safe and sound in Melbourne for the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday but he nearly didn’t make it. Complications with the plane from Brisbane on Tuesday night turned a routine trip into an arduous six-hour journey. But after eventually arriving safely in Melbourne, trainer Robert Heathcote…

Oakleigh Plate 2013 – Betting Tips

Oakleigh Plate 2013 – Betting Tips

A huge day at Caulfield on Saturday and one of the major card highlights is the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m). Fourteen horses will contest the $400,000 handicap sprint with unbeaten Perth gelding Barakey heading the betting at $3.40. Second favourite is three-year-old Shamal Wind ($6) who is only slightly ahead of multiple Group…

Shamal Wind Ready to Fly in 2013 Oakleigh Plate

Shamal Wind Ready to Fly in 2013 Oakleigh Plate

Trainer Robert Smerdon is confident three-year-old filly Shamal Wind has had the perfect preparation to be a genuine contender in the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on Saturday. The lightly-raced youngster is the only three-year-old in the field and will take on the older horses in the top grade in just the fourth start…

Barakey is 2013 Oakleigh Plate Betting Favourite

Barakey is 2013 Oakleigh Plate Betting Favourite

He’s racing in Melbourne for the first time and in the toughest company he’s ever faced but Barakey is still a clear favourite to win the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The undefeated Perth sprinter is a $3.40 top elect at for his east-coast debut and attempt to extend his…

Ortensia Heads Field of 14 for 2013 Oakleigh Plate

Ortensia Heads Field of 14 for 2013 Oakleigh Plate

Multiple Group 1 winner Ortensia heads a field of 14 for the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) which will take place at Caulfield on Saturday. The globetrotting mare will carry the joint topweight of 58kg along with defending champion Woorim when she jumps from barrier four in her first-up test. Woorim will be racing for the…