Each year on the Thursday following the Melbourne Cup, the Crown Oaks winner emerges as the leading three-year-old staying filly of the season. But punters should know there is also excellent money to be made off the Crown Oaks runner-up through a Crown Oaks Quinella bet.
A Quinella bet allows you to select the first and second placegetters in a race, and as the runners can finish in either order for the bet to pay out, a Quinella is one of the most popular betting options on the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse each November.
There are often two close favourites in the Crown Oaks betting markets, making a Quinella an ideal option for punters that equally favour two fillies in the field.
As an example, the winning 2016 Crown Oaks Quinella was:
1st – Lasqueti Spirit ($101)
2nd – Harlow Gold ($7)
The great thing about the Quinella bet is that if Harlow Gold had been able to close the gap and run down the triple-figure winner in the Crown Oaks results then punters that had the two in a Quinella would still have been paid out!
How to Pick the Crown Oaks Quinella
With so many earlier fillies’ features held in the lead-up to the Crown Oaks every Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, punters are given plenty of indications when it comes to picking the Crown Oaks Quinella.
A Crown Oaks Quinella is a far easier betting option to pick correctly than a Crown Oaks Exacta, as it doesn’t matter in which order your two selected runners finish.
With the Crown Oaks favourites winning more often than not in the $1 million feature, it is always a top tip to include the filly at the top of the betting markets into your Crown Oaks Quinella.
For more value, and based on the recent Crown Oaks Results, a trend also seems to be including another runner at double-figure odds into your Quinealla with the favourite.
Where to Place a Crown Oaks Quinella
If you are considering putting down a Quinella on this year’s Crown Oaks, don’t waste your time and money doing it at the TAB!
The best place to go for all your race wagering, including all bets you want to get on for the Crown Oaks, is online at a trusted and recommended bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au.
As online bookies offer better odds and betting bonuses than any land-based agency, you are guaranteed to win more money off your Crown Oaks Quinella if you place it online!
Placing a Crown Oaks Box Quinella
If selecting just two fillies from the elite Crown Oaks field seems impossible, then try placing a Crown Oaks Box Quinella instead.
Boxing in one or more other runners into a Quinella opens up the number of winning combinations the Crown Oaks result will pay on.
So whether it is a standard Quinella or a Box Quinella that you fancy for this Crown Oaks, make sure you head to Ladbrokes.com.au early to get the hottest prices available!