Oakbank Preview & Best Bets – Saturday, April 8
Our form expert provides Oakbank tips for today’s horse racing at Oakbank Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Oakbank Tips 8/04/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 8 No. 6 GAZE GRISE – ($9)
David Jolly prepared GAZE GRISE to produce a slashing run when finishing second in this race last year. The mare got back from her wide draw before racing keenly under Kayla Crowther. Those two tracked out deep to the better part of the track upon straightening to hit the line late. All Banter had been able to establish a winning break while Gaze Grise held Larimer Street out for the minor. Since followed at the tail of the small field when resuming on the Parks track. They walked early with Gaze Grise looking a likely chance from the furlong before her condition gave out. Jolly and Crowther have also kept her to the mark with a recent trial win here at Oakbank Racecourse.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6 No. 1 PRINCE JOFRA – ($5.50)
Strong apprentice Lachlan Overall makes the trip back over the border for the Easter Carnival at the iconic Oakbank Racecourse. Among his stronger winning chances will be PRINCE JOFRA who will be fitter for a first-up run. We’re confident that Prince Jofra comes through the right form race with his third placing to Pontedera. He didn’t necessarily attack the line as such, though he did keep coming to grab third under Alana Livesey. He’s a capable type who generally improves with each run and will be there stalking the pressure.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5 No. 9 SEAFARING – ($81)
An even field contest the Onkaparinga Cup with SEAFARING opening a price we won’t ignore. Jarrod Lynch has kept this galloper up for a long time with Seafaring continuing to race up to his ability. He is somehow still eligible for Class One after racing on top of a generous speed before going down to Classic Holly over 1800m. Two more subsequent placings followed in town after being claimed by the swoopers in More Sugar and Last Girl Love. Stepped up to 1950m for the first time when again racing handily to a good speed. Seafaring was sticking on well enough to have another crack before being hampered by the winner. This race doesn’t look any harder to that won by Samedi last start with the extra furlong being the biggest change facing Seafaring.