A talented and capacity field of three-year-old fillies plus emergencies has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Falkenberg and Imposing Lass remain locked on the top line of 2016 Queensland Oaks betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au at generous $7 quotes, ahead of Dawnie Perfect and Romantic Maid, who share the second line at $8 odds.
Will Falkenberg break through for a maiden win at the highest level, will Imposing Lass salute of will one of their many talented rivals claim an upset in the 2016 Queensland Oaks?
The talented and capacity field confirmed for the Queensland Oaks means there is sensational value to be taken in betting markets, and arguably none better than that on offer for genuine and proven stayer Chabaud. Charging home to win the Listed Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) on February 21st, Chabaud progressed to a luckless sixth in the Noel Rundle Handicap (2000m) before charging home for fifth in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) on Day 2 of The Championships. Running fourth in the Mother’s Day BM84 (2000m) on May 7th, the Lookin At Lucky filly will carry winning form into the Queensland Oaks after taking out the Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) on May 21st.
Falkenberg carries consistent form into the Queensland Oaks and could very well receive the run of the race from the ideal barrier 3, particularly with Blake Shinn in the saddle. Charging home to win the Schweppes BM67 (1600m) on March 28th, Falkenberg progressed to a credible fourth amongst strong company in a Rosehill minor over 1500m before running on for fourth in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) on May 7th. Luckless when seventh in the Group 1 The Roses (2000m) a fortnight ago, the More Than Ready filly appears as though she will relish a step up in distance on Saturday.
Sebring Sally ($17)
Punters have already rallied around Sebring Sally in 2016 Queensland Oaks betting markets and justifiably so. While drawn wide, the daughter of Sebring has been confirmed to be partnered by leading hoop Hugh Bowman and has found form at the right time for trainer Chris Waller. Running fourth in a Canterbury minor over 1550m on April 27th, Sebring Sally clearly needed a run when arriving in Queensland for tenth in the Gold Coast Bracelet, but responded with a barnstorming run for second in The Roses two weeks ago.
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