Autumn Racing Carnival 2016/17 | UBET
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RACING FORM

  • 12 of the past 34 winners have come through the Lightning Stakes.
  • 16 runners had either won or placed at group level in their lead up run (8 winners & 8 placed).
  • Five of the past twelve winners were first-up in their campaign.

WINNERS PROFILE

  • 13 of the last 34 winners of this race have been three-year-olds, with the last being Starspangledbanner in 2010.
  • 8 four-year-olds, 9 x five-year-olds, 3 x six-year-olds & 1 x seven-year-old are the other winners.
  • Five of the past twelve winners were first-up in their campaign.

BETTING

  • Six of the last eight winners have been at double figure odds (Flamberge $31, Shamal Wind $11, Mrs Onassis $16, Woorim $21, Eagle Falls $21 and Swiss Ace $31).
  • In the last 34 editions, 18 winners have started at double figure odds or better.
  • Just two of the last eleven winners have been the starting favourite- Lankan Rupee in 2014 and Weekend Hussler in 2008.
  • The last favourite under $3 to get rolled was Virage De Fortune ($2.45) who finished runner-up to Snitzel in 2006.

BARRIERS

  • 18 of the past 34 winners have jumped from a single figure gate.
  • The ‘winningest’ barriers have been 6 and 10 with four wins each.
  • In the last 34 editions, no hose has won from stalls 3, 12, or 17.
  • The last horse to win from the inside gate was Reactive in 2004.
  • In three decades, just four horses have won from the outside gate – Swiss Ace (18/18) in 2009, Undue (14/14) in 2007, Mookta (16/16) in 1993 and With Me (18/18) in 1991.

JOCKEYS

  • Of the current jockeys, Damien Oliver has two victories and four seconds from 16 rides. Ollie’s first win was aboard Lee Freedman’s Schillaci in 1992 and his latest was Eagle Falls for David Hayes in 2011.
  • Craig Newitt 11: 2-1-1, Brad Rawiller and Kerrin McEvoy 4: 1-1-0, Glen Boss 12: 1-0-1, Luke Nolen 6: 0-3-0, while the two ‘Damians’- Browne and Lane have the same record 3: 1-0-0.

TRAINERS

  • Gerald Ryan has a perfect record in this race, two from two – Mrs Onassis (2013) and Snitzel (2006).
  • Matthew Ellerton 8: 2-1-0, Rick Hore-Lacy 8: 2-1-0, Mick Price 4: 1-0-0.
  • For all their experience, John Hawkes, Lee Freedman and David Hayes have found this a tough event to win (Hawkes 22: 1-2-3, Freedman 16: 1-2-0 & Hayes 15: 1-0-0).
  • Robert Smerdon trained the quinella of the 2015 edition to lift his figures to 8: 1-1-1.

GENERAL INFO

  • The $500,000 Oakleigh Plate is the middle leg of the autumn sprinting series which begins with the Lightning Stakes (1000m) and finishes with the Newmarket Handicap (1200m).
  • Some of the big names to win this race in the last three decades include; Lankan Rupee (2014), Starspangledbanner (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Snitzel (2006), Fastnet Rock (2005), Schillaci (1992) and Placid Ark (1986).
  • The handicap race over 1100m dates back to 1884.

RACING FORM

  • 6 of the last 7 Blue Diamond winners all saluted in their lead up runs.
  • 15 of the last 34 winners came through the Blue Diamond Preludes (8 in the Colts & Geldings Division and 7 in the Fillies Division).

WINNERS PROFILE

  • After fillies were able to secure three successive victories from 2012-2014, the past two editions have been taken out by colts
  • Over the last 34 editions, the boys (17 colts and 3 geldings) lead the girls 19-14.
  • Only three geldings have been successful in the last three decades – Kusi (2003), Road To Success (2000) & Paint (1996).

BETTING

  • 12 favourites have saluted in the last 34 years, including 5 of the last 6.
  • The last odds-on favourite to get rolled was the David Hayes trained Raise A Rhythm ($1.90) which finished fourth to stable mate Canonise in 1991.
  • Outsiders have a pretty good strike rate in this event with 11 winners in the past three decades starting at double figure odds or better. The latest double figure odds winner was Star Witness ($10) in 2010.
  • The biggest roughie in recent history was Street Café which started at $41 in 1984, while Undoubtedly (2005) and Mahaasin (1990) were $26.

BARRIERS

  • 24 of the past 34 winners have jumped from a single figure gate.
  • Barriers 4 & 5 have the best strike rate- with gate 4 providing 5 and gate 5 producing 4 winners in the last 34 editions.
  • Of the 29 editions boasting 11 or more runners, Extreme Choice became the first horse to win from barrier 11 when successful in 2016.
  • The last horse to win from the inside barrier was Miracles Of Life (2013).
  • The last winner to jump from the outside barrier was Redoute’s Choice (15/15) in 1999. However, Earthquake (15/16), Star Witness (14/15) Nadeem (12/13), Knowledge (15/15), Let’s Get Physical (13/16) and Street Café (17/18) all overcame wide draws.

JOCKEYS

  • Of the current jockeys, Dwayne Dunn has the best strike rate (10: 4-0-3), with all four winners notched consecutively between 2005 and 2008 (Undoubtedly, Nadeem, Sleek Chassis & Reaan).
  • Damien Browne has 2 wins from 2 rides in consecutive years 2014 & 2015.
  • Kerrin McEvoy 7: 2-1-0, Damien Oliver 18: 1-6-2, Luke Nolen 7: 1-1-1, Craig Williams 12: 0-2-1, Steven Arnold 5: 0-1-1.
  • Glen Boss has struggled in this race with no top 3 finishes 12: 0-0-0.

TRAINERS

  • This has been a race David Hayes has really chased as an individual. From 41 runners, he’s had five winners, five seconds and three thirds, while in partnership he has a second from two starters.
  • Lee Freedman 19: 3-2-4, Peter Snowden 10: 2-0-0 and also 1 winner from 1 starter under partnership with Paul Snowden, Mick Price 13: 2-3-2, Gai Waterhouse 8: 0-2-1, Tony McEvoy 7: 0-1-0.
  • Mick Price secured the quinella in 2016 with Extreme Choice and Flying Artie and overall his record is 13: 2-3-2.

GENERAL INFO

  • The $1.5m Blue Diamond dates back to 1971.
  • Some of those to go on and become stars of the turf include Manikato (1978), Rancher (1982), Redoute’s Choice (1999), Star Witness (2010) and Sepoy (2011).

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