News About 2014 Oakleigh Plate

Lankan Rupee Claims Maiden Group 1 in 2014 Oakleigh Plate

Lankan Rupee Claims Maiden Group 1 in 2014 Oakleigh Plate

Talented gelding Lankan Rupee has continued his incredible start to 2014, comfortably winning the 2014 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon. Having jumped well and finding good position within the pack rounding the bend, the classy Redoute’s Choice gelding produced a particularly strong sprint over the final 300 metres to beat…

2014 Oakleigh Plate Betting Preview and Tips

2014 Oakleigh Plate Betting Preview and Tips

The final of three major Group 1 events, the 2014 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate has attracted a capacity field of 18 runners to contest the 1100m course at Caulfield this Saturday. After claiming the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes first-up over the same distance at Caulfield two weeks ago, talented gelding Lankan Rupee currently heads betting…

Smerdon Confident Shamal Wind Will Perform From Inside Barrier

Smerdon Confident Shamal Wind Will Perform From Inside Barrier

Having drawn barrier two for Saturday’s Oakleigh Plate (1100m), trainer Robert Smerdon is confident classy sprinter Shamal Wind will not be effected at all when gates open for the Group 1 event at Caulfield on Saturday. Having echoed the words of renowned jockey Roy Higgins several years ago, Smerdon said the low barrier draw will…

Lankan Rupee in Prime Form Ahead of 2014 Oakleigh Plate

Lankan Rupee in Prime Form Ahead of 2014 Oakleigh Plate

Jockey Craig Newitt could not be happier with the form of four-year-old Lankan Rupee ahead of his maiden tilt at a Group 1 level event in the 2014 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Having partnered the talented son of Redoute’s Choice in no fewer than nine of his 13 starts to date, Newitt…

Capacity Field Confirmed for 2014 Oakleigh Plate

Capacity Field Confirmed for 2014 Oakleigh Plate

A capacity field of 18 has been confirmed to line up for the 2014 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday, including Lankan Rupee. The talented sprinter stamped himself as an early favourite for this weekend’s Group 1 after convincingly winning the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) two weeks ago ahead of Oakleigh Plate…

Bel Sprinter Eyeing First-Up Victory in Oakleigh Plate

Bel Sprinter Eyeing First-Up Victory in Oakleigh Plate

Short distance Star Bel Sprinter is poised to make a return to the track for the first time in 2014 in this weekend’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) and trainer Jason Warren is confident the Bel Esprit gelding is capable of repeating the heroics that saw a first-up win at Group 1 level in 2013….

2014 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate Nominations Released

2014 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate Nominations Released

Nominations for the 2014 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) have been released, with a current list of 20 hoping to be included in a capacity final field of 18 come final acceptances on Wednesday, including Lankan Rupee. After an impressive 2013 spring campaign that delivered the wins and a place from only four starts including…

Futurity Stakes Likely First-Up for Smokin’ Joey

Futurity Stakes Likely First-Up for Smokin’ Joey

Leading trainer Wez Hunter has revealed that well-trialled gelding Smokin’ Joey could make his 2014 debut in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 22nd rather than the previously outlined Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m). Initially believed to be a serious chance for the day’s shortest Group 1 event, Hunter said the…

Kuroshio a Chance to return for Oakleigh Plate

Kuroshio a Chance to return for Oakleigh Plate

Having not been seen since a disappointing ninth in the Flemington Fling (1000m) on Melbourne Cup day, exciting sprinter Kuroshio has been highlighted as a possibility for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 22nd by trainer Peter Snowden. Most notably claiming the Group 2 McEwan Stakes (1000m) from Moment Of Change…

Better Than Ready leads 2014 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

Better Than Ready leads 2014 Rubiton Stakes Nominations

Trainer Mick Price looks to be a good chance of walking away from Caulfield this Saturday with another Group 2 title to his name, with three of his mounts included in nominations for the 2014 Schweppes Rubiton Stakes. Defeating a talented pool that included Group 1 victors Bel Sprinter and Polanski at a recent Cranbourne…