Ladbrokes Tip: The Frank Packer Plate serves as a nice lead-up into Brisbane’s Queensland Derby in the winter
The Frank Packer Plate is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run and won at Royal Randwick on All Aged Stakes Day in mid-April.
The final feature race meet of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the day is headlined by the Group 1 $600,000 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 $500,000 Champagne Stakes (1600m). Other key support races on the card include the: Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m), Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) and the Frank Packer Plate.
Run over 2000m at set weights, the event offers $160,000 in prize money and often attracts graduates out of the Australian Derby and or the Australian Oaks.
The Frank Packer Plate was first held in 1980 and is named in honour of media mogul and former committeeman of the Australian Jockey Club, Sir Douglas Frank Hewson Packer.
The race gained Group 3 status in 1991 and has been won by many nice horses including most famously Might And Power (1997) who went on to complete that year’s Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double and win a host of other elite level races including the 1998 Cox Plate.
It also serves as a nice lead-up into the Group 1 $1 million Queensland Derby (2400m) held the following month in Brisbane. Shootoff (2011) was the last galloper to complete the Frank Packer Plate – Queensland Derby race double.
The latest edition of the Frank Packer Plate ran on Saturday April 16, 2022 and was won by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained filly Verona in an upset at $21.
Frank Packer Plate Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 16, 2022
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 2000m
- Conditions: Set Weights – 3YOs
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $160,000
- First Run: 1980
2022 Frank Packer Plate Results
The 2022 Frank Packer Plate results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 16, 2022 and published below once the race is run and won.
- 1st: #13 Verona ($21)
- 2nd: #2 Maurice’s Medad
- 3rd: #4 Straight Arrow
Frank Packer Plate Betting
Frank Packer Plate betting markets are led by in-form autumn three-year-olds looking to finish off their campaigns in Sydney with a Black-Type win before a possible trip to Brisbane over the winter.
Runners with previous experience in Group 3 or higher company that campaign, especially any graduates dropping in grade and distance from a run in the ATC Derby or ATC Oaks, often dominate Frank Packer Plate odds.
There have been a number of upsets in recent years including in 2021 when Senor Toba won at Frank Packer Plate odds of $26 and the following year with the filly Verona causing a boil-over at $21.
2022 Frank Packer Plate Odds
The Frank Packer Plate 2022 betting odds will be listed below as soon as markets on the end-of-April Group 3 event are released.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Frank Packer Plate will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Frank Packer Plate Field
Horses in the Frank Packer Plate field may come via a host of different lead-up races including even the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) run a fortnight before on Day 1 of The Championships. The Chosen One (4th in 2019) was the last Frank Packer Plate winner to come off a lead-up run in the Australian Derby.
Another good lead-up held on the same day as the Derby is the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m). In 2020 Entente won the Carbine Club Stakes before a Frank Packer third. That form was franked the following spring with Entente also running second to Montefilia in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m).
Six horses have completed Sydney’s Carbine Club Stakes – Frank Packer Plate double: He’s Our Rokkii (2016), Hi World (2015), Fat Al (2012), Mr Piper (1996), Juggler (1995) and Espinosa (1994).
The better graduates out of the Frank Packer Plate field are usually Brisbane-bound for the winter and next-up options include the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben in mid-May and the Group 1 Queensland Derby over the mile and a half at Eagle Farm.
2021 Frank Packer Plate winner Senor Toba. Photo: Steve Hart.
Frank Packer Plate nominations close on the Monday before the race with final acceptances taken on the Wednesday.
2022 Frank Packer Plate Field
The official Frank Packer Plate 2022 field is announced by Racing NSW the Wednesday leading-up to the race and the full line-up will be announced below once released.
2022 Frank Packer Plate Nominations
The early Frank Packer Plate 2022 nominations close the Monday ahead of the event and will be made available below once released.
Frank Packer Plate Tips
Frank Packer Plate tips including backing any proven Group 3 staying types from the local Sydney stables and those with a previous victory over the 2000m distance or further.
From 2018 – 2022 trainer Chris Waller prepared three of the five winners so backing the Waller-trained three-year-olds in the event is another good Frank Packer Plate betting tip.
Gai Waterhouse however holds the record having trained six Frank Packer Plate winners, most recently Fat Al (2012).
Taking the colts and geldings is also key in Frank Packer Plate tipping as just seven fillies from 1980 have beaten home the boys with Arabian Gold (2014) followed by Verona (2022) the latest.
Backing runners drawn in single-digit barriers is another top Frank Packer tip as just one winner since 2006 has jumped from a double-digit gate – The Chosen One (11 in 2019).
2022 Frank Packer Plate Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Frank Packer Plate 2022 betting tips and exotic selections on one of the All Aged Stakes Day event will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see the horses to back and sack in your Sydney Saturday racing tips.
Frank Packer Plate Form Guide
The Frank Packer Plate form guide is a must to look over before betting as it gives punters all the essential information like the jockeys, trainers and barriers of the gallopers in the field.
The Frank Packer Plate form has gone on to hold up in tougher grader races many times over the years including in 2021 when the upset winner Senor Toba went on to finish second to his stablemate Kukeracha in that year’s Group 1 Queensland Derby results.
The 2019 Frank Packer Plate winner The Chosen One would continue on to perform well in a host of the country’s best races including placings in the 2020 Sydney Cup (2nd), 2020 Caulfield Cup (3rd), 2020 Melbourne Cup (4th). He also finished fifth in the 2021 Melbourne Cup behind the brilliant mare Verry Elleegant before a Group 1 Thorndon Mile win the following January back in New Zealand.
2022 Frank Packer Plate Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Frank Packer Plate 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Frank Packer Plate Results
Notable Frank Packer Plate winners include: Stargazer (1990), Might And Power (1997), Freemason (2000), Shootoff (2011), Mongolian Wolf (2017) and The Chosen One (2019).
Frank Packer Plate Winners
A list of Frank Packer Plate winners and place-getters dating back to 1988 can be found below.
||The Chosen One
||He’s Our Rokkii
||Born To Rule
||Point Of Honour
||On A High
||Life Is Beautiful
||Might And Power
||Pay Back Time
||Law Of The Land
||Play Or Pay
||In The Event