Ladbrokes Tip: The Karrakatta Plate is a key lead-up to the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes each autumn
The Karrakatta Plate is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds run at Ascot Racecourse in Perth during the WA Autumn Racing Carnival on a Saturday in early or mid April each year around the same time Sydney’s hosts ‘The Championships’ at Randwick.
Contested over 1200m the juveniles’ sprint feature offers a juicy $500,000 in prize money and is now the sole Group status race on the card having previous been run on the same day as the Group 3 WA Oaks.
The premier race for two-year-olds during the Perth Autumn Carnival, the state’s best youngsters head into the race looking for a share in the lucrative prize pool.
Many of the best out of the Karrakatta Plate back-up at Ascot Racecourse a fortnight later over more distance in the Group 3 W.A. Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) and the last to complete the double was Whispering Brook (2016).
The latest edition of the Karrakatta Plate ran on Saturday April 3, 2021 and was won in an upset by Ex Sport Man ($19).
Karrakatta Plate Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 3, 2021
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1900
2021 Karrakatta Plate Results
The official Karrakatta Plate 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the Group 2 race is run and won in Perth on Saturday April 3, 2021.
- 1st: #1 Ex Sport Man
- 2nd: #10 Liwa
- 3rd: #15 Pat’s Got Sass
Pinjarra’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic champ Ex Sport Man ($19) was back in winning form with the Playing God gelding atoning for a lead-up flop to score a narrow upset in the 2021 Karrakatta Plate results.
Karrakatta Plate Betting & Odds
Karrakatta Plate odds favour two-year-olds with proven Perth form and non-maidens with a previous win at Ascot Racecourse already on the record.
Each autumn the Karrakatta Plate betting markets are dominated by the youngsters coming out of earlier WA lead-up races like the Listed Supremacy Stakes (1100m) and Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) in March.
The Gimcrack Stakes has been a great betting guide to the Karrakatta Plate in recent years with similar horses finishing in the money in both races.
The Karrakatta Plate – WA Sires Produce Stakes betting double is also a popular one with punters each season.
2021 Karrakatta Plate Odds
The top Karrakatta Plate 2021 odds on Perth’s best two-year-olds of the autumn will be provided below the week of the race.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Karrakatta 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.
Karrakatta Plate Field
The Karrakatta Plate field attracts the top two-year-olds getting about in Perth during the autumn. Usually attracting a near-capacity field, the majority of the youngsters head into the half-a-million-dollar feature via an earlier Ascot run in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) the previous month.
Whispering Brook (2016) was the last to take out the Gimcrack Stakes – Karrakatta Plate double, while Spangled Impact ran second in both races.
The best performing juveniles in the Karrakatta Plate field return to the Ascot track two weeks later for the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes, Whispering Brook also winning the subsequent Group 3 in 2016.
Other recent Karrakatta Plate – WA Sires’ Produce Stakes double winners include Luke’s Luck (2012), Motion Pictures (2010), Brava Fortune (2008) and Roman Time (2007).
Karrakatta Plate nominations close in late February with the final field released on the Monday.
2021 Karrakatta Plate Field
The official Karrakatta Plate 2021 field will be announced below once final acceptances are taken by Perth Racing around the Monday of race week.
The 2021 Karrakatta Plate final field is now out featuring a capacity field of two-year-olds led in early betting by Pat’s Got Sass coming off a Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes third and Spin The Knife looking to atone for an unplaced run in the Supremacy Stakes.
Karrakatta Plate Tips
Karrakatta Plate tips include looking for previous winners at the Ascot track at least over 1100m and two-year-olds coming off a top three run in the Gimcrack Stakes from a fortnight earlier.
Fillies have a credible record over the boys in the race and also make a good Karrakatta Plate betting tip if the form is right.
Karrakatta Plate Form Guide
The Karrakatta Plate form guide features all the must know facts including saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and the lead-up form of the horses in the field. Looking at the form for the race, two-year-olds that ran well in the earlier Gimcrack Stakes over 100m less distance at the same track two weeks prior is key.
Wide Karrakatta Plate barriers have produced a number of recent winners, so it is more a case of looking for class and consistency over gate draws when doing the form on the Group 2 feature.
2021 Karrakatta Plate Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Karrakatta Plate 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Karrakatta Plate Results
The Karrakatta Plate results have been dominated by consistent two-year-olds in good form in earlier Perth autumn lead-up races and the fillies have more than held their own over the colts and geldings.
Notable recent Karrakatta Plate winners include Whispering Brook (2016), Hobart Jones (2014), Luke’s Luck (2012) and Motion Pictures (2010).
Karrakatta Plate Winners
||Ex Sport Man
||Pat’s Got Sass
||Ima Single Man
||Watch Me Dance
||Miss West Coast
||Miss Gai Flyer
||Shout From Maroof
||King Of The Kites