Kennedy Oaks Tips

2023 VRC Oaks Results

  • 1st: #2 Zardozi ($2.70F)
  • 2nd: #8 Aethelflaed
  • 3rd: #7 Basilinna

The James Cummings-trained favourite Zardozi ($2.70F) relished the step-up in distance off her close second in the Wakeful to show off her brilliant turn of foot over the final 300m racing away to salute in the 2023 VRC Oaks results by over two lengths.

Click here to read more on the big VRC Oaks 2023 win by Zardozi.

2023 Kennedy Oaks Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 ZARDOZI James Cummings James McDonald 5 56kg $2.70F
2 8 AETHELFLAED Matthew Smith Mark Zahra 2.25L 11 56kg $6
3 7 BASILINNA (NZ) Emma-Lee & David Browne Damien Oliver 6.5L 2 56kg $7.50
4 3 AMAZONIAN LASS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8.75L 12 56kg $13
5 6 COCO SUN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 9.5L 6 56kg $31
6 4 SERVED COLD Danny O’Brien Blake Shinn 10.25L 10 56kg $11
7 10 ETHEL MAUDE Pat Carey & Harris Walker Rhys McLeod 10.45L 9 56kg $26
8 5 HARLOW MIST (NZ) John Sargent Michael Dee 11.95L 8 56kg $19
9 14 EVERLASTING KISS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 12.15L 4 56kg $101
10 1 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 14.15L 3 56kg $5.50
11 11 PEAKY RIDGE Peter Chow Declan Bates 19.15L 7 56kg $151
12 13 ANOTHER YOU Dan O’Sullivan Ms Jamie Kah 20.4L 1 56kg $101
9 WINGS OF SONG Patrick Payne Billy Egan 0
12 VIESTE Benjamin Smith Dean Yendall 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.


The 2023 Kennedy Oaks tips will be published right here closer to VRC Oaks Day on Thursday November 9, 2023.

Along with the Melbourne Cup tips, VRC Oaks betting tips are some of the most sought after each spring.

It is generally a very even field of three-year-old staying fillies facing off in the Group 1 $1 million VRC Kennedy Oaks (2500m) field on the Thursday after Melbourne Cup takes place on the first Tuesday of November.

That said, there are some general early Kennedy Oaks tips and indicators to which filly will join the list of prestigious Kennedy Oaks winners.

It is also always a good idea to check out the Kennedy Oaks form guide before backing your selections at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2023 Kennedy Oaks Tips

Our insider Kennedy Oaks Tips 2023 will be published closer to Melbourne Cup week 2023 so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #1 Tropical Squall – BET NOW

Open edition of the Oaks but happy to get back on Tropical Squall. The consistent Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained daughter of Prized Icon won the Group 1 Flight Stakes in Sydney two back over the mile. She was beaten in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield last time out on October 21 but was drawn wide (12) and carried plenty of weight (59kg). Back to 56kg here at set weights. Has a gun gate three draw and confidence of a previous Melbourne run. Can bounce back.

Kennedy Oaks Lead Up Races

There are a number of key lead-up races that can guide punters doing the Kennedy Oaks tips each spring. The most successful Kennedy Oaks lead-up race in the past 30 years is the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m).

From 2009 – 2023 alone the Wakeful Stakes produced nine Kennedy Oaks winners including Kirramosa (2013), Aristia (2018), Miami Bound (2019), and Willowy (2021) who all completed the double.

Zardozi (2nd in 2023) was the last VRC Oaks winner to come off a Wakeful Stakes lead-up.

Kennedy Oaks Favourite

Kennedy Oaks favourites have a dominant recent record in the race so tipping the top fancy in the Kennedy Oaks odds has historically been a good tip. Between 2006 – 2023 eight Kennedy Oaks favourites saluted for the punters – most recently Willowy ($3.70 in 2021), She’s Extreme ($2.30 in 2022), and Zardozi ($2.70 in 2023).

The 2016 VRC Oaks results showed that an upset is possible with the winner Lasqueti Spirit jumping at odds of $101!

If the top fancy in the 2023 Kennedy Oaks betting markets looks hard to beat and you’re looking for value. Try a number of exotic Kennedy Oaks betting selections like tipping the Kennedy Oaks trifecta.

Place Exotic Kennedy Oaks Bets

For punters chasing a big win there is simply no way past the exotic Kennedy Oaks bets. Although these bets are slightly more complicated than the standard bets as they can involve two to four horses for every bet, they offer much higher pay-outs than single bets.

If you don’t feel confident to place an exotic bet on the Kennedy Oaks, check out our dedicated page on Kennedy Oaks betting. This page explains the different types of exotic bets you can place on the Kennedy Oaks, preparing you for big scores at the track. If you want to remove complication completely, use an online bookmaker to place your Kennedy Oaks exotic bets – the easy to understand instructions will make placing even the most outrageous bet a piece of cake.

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