Oakleigh Plate

2021 Oakleigh Plate Details

Date: Saturday February 20th
Start Time: TBA

Racecourse: Caulfield
Distance: 1100 metres
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Track Surface: Turf
Track Direction: Left Handed
Race Conditions: Open Handicap
Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
Inaugural Race: 1884

2021 Oakleigh Plate

The 2021 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) is an open handicap sprint at Group 1 level, and will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, February 20th.

With the first running of the event way back in 1884, it is one of Australia’s most well known sprint events, with the Oakleigh Plate the second leg of the Group 1 sprinting events in Melbourne’s autumn carnival, scheduled between the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m), and the Newmarket Handicap (1200m).

The Oakleigh Plate has an impressive honour roll of winners, including stars of yesteryear such as Lankan Rupee (2014), Starspangledbanner (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Snitzel (2006), Fastnet Rock (2005), and Schillaci (1992).

Pippie took out last year’s edition of the Oakleigh Plate, with an outstanding front running performance, saluting at $12.00.

2021 Oakleigh Plate Field and Odds

The Oakleigh Plate usually attracts a strong field of sprinters, either targeting this race, or using it as a hit out before contesting the Newmarket Handicap (1200m), or sprint events later in the autumn in Sydney, like the TJ Smith Stakes (1200m).

1Zoutori (7)J: Ms Jamie Kah 58kg T: M Ellerton & S Zahra$11.00$3.50
2Dirty Work (1)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 57kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$9.50$3.10
3Kemalpasa (10)J: Damian Lane 57kg T: R & C Jolly$31.00$7.50
4Standout (15)J: Damien Oliver 55.5kg T: G Ryan & S Alexiou$17.00$5.00
5Mizzy (16)J: Mark Zahra 54.5kg T: A J Cummings$81.00$19.00
6Ancestry (4)J: Michael Poy 53.5kg T: P Stokes$5.50$2.15
7Celebrity Queen (3)J: William Pike 53.5kg T: G & A Williams$8.00$2.80
8Bold Star (12)J: Patrick Moloney 52.5kg T: G V Richards$21.00$5.50
9Brooklyn Hustle (14)J: Jye Mcneil 52kg T: J Warren & D Krongold$13.00$4.00
10Garner (2)J: Daniel Moor 52kg T: G V Richards$16.00$4.80
11How Womantic (11)J: Lachlan Neindorf 52kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$61.00$15.00
12Prophet’s Thumb (13)J: Dean Yendall 52kg T: A & S Freedman$26.00$6.50
13Riding The Wave (8)J: Will Price 52kg T: L Smith$81.00$21.00
14Sword Of Mercy (6)J: Dean Holland 52kg T: M Ellerton & S Zahra$61.00$15.00
15Portland Sky (5)J: Teodore Nugent 50kg T: M M Laurie$13.00$4.00
16Hanseatic (18)J: Damien Thornton 50kg T: A & S Freedman$16.00$4.80
17Ranting (9)J: Michael Dee 50kg T: L & T Corstens$17.00$5.00
18Anders (17)J: Glen Boss 50kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$8.00$2.80


2021 Oakleigh Plate Best Bets

It’s a wide open 2021 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) where the speed will be on right from the jump as these sprinters go after Group 1 glory and the $500,000 prize!

Let’s take a look at each and every runner in the 2021 Oakleigh Plate…

1 – Zoutori – $11

Outstanding first up record, and a proven Group level performer who could blend nicely into the race with the red hot Jamie Kah onboard. Looks a good chance of being in the finish in an open race

2 – Dirty Work – $10

Loves the 1100m and has won at this track and trip before when he took out the Schillaci Stakes in the spring. Brings the best form from last prep where he was running against the likes of Classique Legend, Bivouac, and Gytrash, but usually takes a run to hit his straps and the inside gate is a worry with his racing pattern

3 – Kemalpasa – $34

Absolutely no shame in finishing right behind Behemoth which is what happened last start, but the 1100m is a bit short for this galloper who has had most of his Victorian success at Flemington.

4 – Standout – $18

If Oliver can somehow muster this get back runner into midfield then he may have a chance, but it will be tough to win from the back with an on-pace bias a possibility at Caulfield. Brings the outstanding form like Dirty Work, and often hits the ground running first up.

5 – Mizzy – $81

Shocker of a gate and hasn’t looked near it in previous Group 1 outings. Price tells the tale.

6 – Ancestry – $5.50

Lovely gate and will rocket to the front with Anders and looks very tough to run down. Ideal chance to pinch a Group 1.

7 – Celebrity Queen – $9.00

Best form is over 1400m and though she is a good horse first up, happy to risk.

8 – Bold Star – $26

More of a 1000m type and tends to get a very long way back, may have trouble staying attached to the field with the hot expected speed.

9 – Brooklyn Hustle – $15

Similar to Bold Star, this mare has freakish ability with her turn of foot, but she will be spotting the leaders too many lengths.


10 – Garner – $17

Will need some luck from the gate but could settle a few pairs back and be within striking distance, worth throwing into exotics at the price.

11 – How Womantic – $71

Would need to start running now to have a chance.

12 – Prophet’s Thumb – $26

Won the Rubiton here at the same track and trip but this is a massive step up in class.

13 – Riding The Wave – $101

You could add another zero to the price and it’d still be too short.

14 – Sword Of Mercy – $61

Price tells the tale.

15 – Portland Sky – $13

Progressive type who has knocked off Aysar and Tagaloa who ran monster races last weekend in good company. Worth throwing into exotics and is a sneaky chance.

16 – Hanseatic – $17

Big price for a talented galloper, but his get back racing style is a low percentage play. Will be storming home but will be spotting them too much of a headstart.

17 – Ranting – $18

Simply has to roll forward from the wide gate if it is here to win. If it does so, is half a chance stalking the leaders, has beaten Hanseatic and Anders here before.

18 – Anders – $8.00

Wasn’t sound last preparation but looks back to his best with a hot trial in Geelong. Should ping to the front and take a hell of a lot of catching. Goes in everything.

Oakleigh Plate Trifecta Tips

Anders, Ancestry, Zoutori

2020 Oakleigh Plate Field

1Ball Of MuscleJoe PrideGlen Schofield1331
2ZoutoriMatthew Ellerton & Simon ZahraJamie Kah219
3BivouacJames CummingsCraig Williams72.9
4FaatinahDavid & Ben Hayes, T DabernigRegan Bayliss535
5Bons AwayCiaron Maher & David EustaceJye McNeil1226
6Crystal DreamerMatthew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDamien Lane951
7TropeMichael, Wayne & John HawkesDwayne Dunn611
8All Too RoyalCiaron Maher & David EustaceMichael Dee1026
9AnjanaLindsey SmithZac Spain1761
10Bold StarGordon RichardsDaniel Moore815
11Fine DaneJohn MoloneyBeau Mertens11151
12HalvorsenRobbie GriffithsDean Yendall417
13Humma HummaJohn McArdleWilliam Pike326
14MystykoTrevor RogersDean Holland16126
15PippieChris MeagherLinda Meech149
16AnaheedPeter & Paul SnowdenTim Clark155
17I Am ImmortalAnthony FreedmanDamien Thorton1861
18Free Of DebtChris BiegCraig Newitt1926
19eVainstreamJohn PascoeAnthony Darmanin1301

Oakleigh Plate Past Winners

2018Russian Revoultion
2015Shamal Wind
2014Lankan Rupee
2013Mrs Onassis
2011Eagle Falls

Futurity Stakes Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Oakleigh Plate
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Oakleigh Plate. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Oakleigh Plate, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Oakleigh Plate
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Oakleigh Plate
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Oakleigh Plate
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Oakleigh Plate
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Oakleigh Plate to place a Quaddie.