Julie heads what looks a wide open Oaks market

With all the qualifiers for the Oaks now set, it’s about time I took a look at what is an extremely open betting market for this year’s Oaks. Cappoquin qualifier Turbo Julie heads the betting at present with both major firms at 8-1. She got the better of outright second favourite Careful Betty in the first round of her win, Betty currently priced at 10-1. Ocean Hannalora is another who created all the right sort of vibes following her victory at Limerick City and she’s available at 12-1. She’s changed kennel since her win and is well regarded.

Three ladies who impressed in puppy stakes are available in the 14-1 to 16-1 range. Bank Perspective did nothing wrong enroute to victory in Old Kilcullen, Call Her Dresden had lost out there but impressed in Abbeyfeale while Somelittlething caught the eye of some shrewd judges in Mooncoin.

A couple of ladies who had slipped under the radar but may be worth keeping an eye on are Ballyverry Snowy, Skellig Rose and Fancy Rae Baker. The former won her Trial Stake at Glanworth, in a stake that produced plenty of Trial Stake winners. The daughter of Soundmanpaddy produced some eye catching times and Berkie’s certainly been keeping her onside cutting her price last week to 16-1

Skellig Rose is well related and her clocks at Cork were extremely eye catching while the reports were also very positive. She’s a sister of Skellig Wish who went off Derby favourite in 2012 and a half sister of Windfarm Hill, the Derby favourite last year. Just as a comparison her semi-final time of 9.43 in the Cork Trial Stake compares very favourably with both All Age Dogs and the dog Trial Stake. I think she offers plenty of value at 20-1 with Boyles.

The final bitch worth taking a look at is Fancy Rae Baker the Oaks Trial Stake winner at Edenderry. She won what was certainly one of the most competitive Trial Stakes of the year and is currently best priced at 40-1. Recent years have seen outsiders do well in the Oaks and Fancy could well be the one this year. Some people may have stamina concerns because she’s out of Central City but 6 times up Edenderry is certainly one test that is similar at least to Clonmel. She may provide each way value.

Edit: Another who I should really have given a hat tip to is Ballarue New. I’m normally all over bitches who have won a reserve before winning a full Trial Stake and this lady is no different. Anything this daughter of Kingsmill Dynamo and Newinn Droopy has done to date has been from the top drawer. I’m in no rush to pick holes in her form. It wouldn’t surprise me if she’s there on the Monday morning!

Qualifier Meeting BetBrowne Boyles
Turbo Julie Cappoquin 8 8
Careful Betty Killimer/ Kilrush 10 10
Ocean Hannalora Limerick City 12 12
Bank Perspective Westmeath United 14 14
Call Her Dresden Kilflynn 14 14
Fota Castle Rathdowney 14 14
Moat Sadie Waterford 14 14
Windgap Breeze Johnstown and Urlingford 14 14
Needham Pine Wexford & Dist 14 16
Skellig Kiwi Newcastlewest 14 16
Somelittlething Lixnaw 14 16
Ballarue New Co. Carlow 16 16
Paramaddan Buzz Balbriggan 16 16
Skellig Blues Miltown Malbay 16 16
Skellig Rose Cork 16 20
Ballyverry Snowy Glanworth 16 25
Rossmore Dungannon 20 20
Sotogrande Co. Cavan 20 20
Turning Pace Abbeyfeale 20 20
Ballynakill Mary Sevenhouses 20 25
Shadow Hunter Rathkeale 25 20
Atlantic Diva Templetuohy 25 25
Fireheight Una Galbally 25 25
Marshals Bridie Clonmel & Kilsheelan 25 25
Stonepark Dynamo Abbeydorney 25 25
Sullane Jess Glin 25 25
Bower Lucy Doon 25 33
Heart Light Tubbercurry 25 33
Sand Sea Model Co Kerry 25 33
Tynwald Jane Castleisland 25 33
Crafty Opello Galway and Oranmore 25 40
Thats My Ruby Knockgraffon 25 40
Abbeyglen Gra Ardpatrick & Kil 33 33
Anna Bolena Kilcreevin-Ballymote 33 33
Ballymac Ashie Ballyduff 33 33
Big Wave Regional 33 33
Chubbys Vanilla Crohane and Killenaule 33 33
Crushers Babe Nenagh 33 33
Duarigle Magic Tradaree 33 33
Flagfield Dash East Donegal 33 33
Floating Cove North Kilkenny 33 33
Magical Amber Thurles 33 33
Nemos Millie Clonakilty 33 33
Nidge Weasel Loughrea 33 33
Onthewagonwheel Gorey 33 33
Simtam Mooncoin 33 33
Split Decision Wesport 33 33
Barrack Eile Millstreet 33 40
Beautys Lara Rathcormac 33 40
Fancy Rae Baker Edenderry 33 40
Flow On Jess Macroom 33 40
Hollyhill Rosie Liscannor 33 40
Horgie Baby Borrisoleigh 33 40
Kilkeale Queen Roscommon 33 40
Lochbo Diva Fermoy and Grange 33 40
Donegal Honey Dungarvan 40 33
Final Date Dundalk & D’Hill 40 40
Glowing Ambition South Clare 40 40
La Venti Castletowngeoghegan 40 40
Late Drama Ballymena 40 40
Magical Amira Ballinagar 40 40
Oh Lookit Here Old Kilcullen 40 40
Winter Mountain Charleville 40 40
Upup And Away Ennis & Clarecastle 66 50
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