Within the five “Classic” races on the calendar there are only two reserved for fillies alone and, as the second of them, The Oaks always attracts a top quality field to Epsom between the 1000 Guineas and St Leger. This year Mehdaayih is the early favorite but the 2019 Oaks odds on Pink Dogwood at Bet365, one of the best online sportsbooks in the UK right now, may mean it won’t go home a winner so let’s check out the full field and see which are worthy of wagering upon.
They’ve been doing this since 1779. That’s the same year Captain Cook was killed exploring the Pacific. To say it is part of the very fabric of English horse racing would be an understatement. Named after an estate rented by the 12th Earl Of Derby the race was famously concocted at a the sort of party Downton Abbey might host and the 2019 Oaks odds on Pink Dogwood could well make this year’s incarnation something to celebrate as they’re rapidly closing up on Mehdaayih.
Naturally, with over half a million quid up for grabs and run over a mile, four furlongs and six yards this one is rarely all that predictable. The cream of three year old fillies usually battle it out right down to the wire, although you shouldn’t expect all the runners in this year’s race to do as well as those 2019 Oaks odds on Pink Dogwood hint it will. The Oaks might be a great bet on sports in the UK this Friday, but there’s plenty of entrants you should probably avoid betting on.
Iridessa May Place Again At Epsom
Blue Gardenia and Sh Boom, for instance, get 100/1 apiece at Bet365 and that’s probably a little generous. Delphinia gets 66/1 and even that’s only for the most rabid of optimists, given the true dreamers will probably plonk for Peach Tree at 50/1. That price keeps it well behind the 2019 Oaks odds on Pink Dogwood and slightly adrift of the 40/1 going for Tauteke, which, frankly, doesn’t stand much of a chance, something highlighted by Iridessa getting just 33/1 on Friday.
- Date: May31st2019
- Track: Epsom Downs Racecourse
- Location: Epsom, UK
- Distance: 1m 4F 6yds (2,420m)
- Type: Flat
- Qualification: 3 year old fillies
- Weights: 9st 0lb
- Surface: Turf
- Purse: £523,750
Iridessa, you will recall, came third in the Irish 1000 Guineas just recently and at that price 33/1 price at Bet365 is probably well worth taking advantage of UK gambling laws to back, albeit each way. Sure the race at The Curragh will have taken something out of it, but Fleeting and Hermosa also get the same price and it has the measure of them both easily. Sure, the 2019 Oaks odds on Pink Dogwood perhaps make it the best on the nose wager, but each way? It’s Iridessa.
2019 Oaks Odds On Pink Dogwood Just 5/2 At Bet365
Tarnawa gets 25/1 at Bet365 after which the prices get much shorter much faster. Lavenders Blue and Frankelina both get 14/1 which isn’t much of a place bet and a distinctly risky win wager, whilst Manuela De Vega gets 12/1. The drop down to the 7/1 being quoted on Maqsad is significant, and even that falls behind the 6/1 being offered on Anapurnawhich is itself well behind those 5/2 2019 Oaks odds on Pink Dogwood that Bet365 are doling out at the moment.
2019 Oaks Odds
- Blue Gardenia – 100/1
- Sh Boom – 100/1
- Delphinia – 66/1
- Peach Tree – 50/1
- Tauteke – 40/1
- Fleeting – 33/1
- Iridessa – 33/1
- Hermosa – 33/1
- Tarnawa – 25/1
- Lavenders Blue – 14/1
- Frankellina – 14/1
- Manuela De Vega – 12/1
- Maqsad – 7/1
- Anapurna – 6/1
- Pink Dogwood – 5/2
- Mehdaayih – 2/1
Of course, the favorite is Mehdaayih (the well-known spelling error) which garners 2/1 at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK these days, and that’s no surprise. It’s win at Chester over a mile three-and-a-half furlongs marked it out as having the stamina however the 2019 Oaks odds on Pink Dogwood bely that it beat out Encapsulation at Navan by a half a length and is definitely one to watch this Friday as English horse racing kicks off it’s Derby weekend.