There is no better feeling than having your money on the winning filly in the Crown Oaks on the first Thursday of November during the four-day Flemington Melbourne Cup Carnival, except for selecting the Crown Oaks Exacta!
For punters seeking more exciting Crown Oaks betting opportunities on the Group 1 staying showdown for three-year-old fillies, the exotic markets available at online bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au is the answer as the winning payouts are bigger and you can put your horse racing knowledge to the ultimate test.
One of the most popular bet types open on the Crown Oaks and all the other spring races aside from the standard Win and Place markets is the Exacta.
An Exacta is where you select the winner and second placegetter, in correct order, for a race.
So if you think you know not only what filly will win the Crown Oaks, but which contender will run second, then the Exacta betting option is for you!
For example, the winning Crown Oaks Exacta from 2016 was:
1st – Lasqueti Spirit
2nd –Harlow Gold
How to Pick a Crown Oaks Exacta
Picking the Crown Oaks Exacta relies on punters having a good knowledge of the Crown Oaks field, the form of the contenders and understanding the results of previous Crown Oaks.
For example, favourites have a good recent record in the Crown Oaks with the shortest-priced filly in Crown Oaks betting saluting for the punters five times in the decade from 2006 – 15.
Keep in mind too that no Crown Oaks winner has jumped at double-figures since Bulla Borghese ($12 in 2002) so putting a single-figure chance on top in the Crown Oaks exacta is the best tip.
So betting on the favourite to win and then adding another longer-priced contender into the Exacta based on lead-up form in earlier fillies’ features such as the Wakeful Stakes is a top way to pick the Crown Oaks Exacta.
Where To Place a Crown Oaks Exacta
While bookmakers around the country offer odds on the various Crown Oaks Exacta combinations, if you want the best price and the largest payouts the only place to go is to an online racing bookie such as Ladbrokes.com.au.
Easy to join, safe and simple to use and known for offering their customers premium betting bonuses, online bookmakers are the better option for all your spring race wagering.
Placing a Crown Oaks Box Exacta
If you have more than just two fillies in mind for the Crown Oaks that you can’t separate, then a Box Exacta is a great option.
A Crown Oaks Box Exacta allows you to select more than just two runners to Win, in fact you can chose as many runners from the field as you like.
Covering all combinations of the Crown Oaks finishing order, as long as two of your selected horses finish first and second you will win!
So check out the 2016 Crown Oaks field and then head to our preferred online betting partner Ladbrokes.com.au to put your bets down on this year’s Crown Oaks Exacta!