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 2, 2022 and saw Simon Miller’s undefeated filly Amelia’s Jewel ($1.80F) salute for the punters by nearly three lengths.
Karrakatta Plate Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 2, 2022
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1900
2022 Karrakatta Plate Results
The official Karrakatta Plate 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the Group 2 race is run and won in Perth on Saturday April 2, 2022.
- 1st: #10 Amelia’s Jewel ($1.80F)
- 2nd: #16 Baby Paris
- 3rd: #14 Penny On The Queen
The Simon Miller-trained filly Amelia’s Jewel ($1.80F) continued her flawless career start with a third straight win, sustaining her run off a strong speed to hit another level late and charge home by nearly three lengths in the 2022 Karrakatta Plate results.
Karrakatta Plate Betting
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. Amelia’s Jewel (2022) was the last juvenile to complete the Gimcrack Stakes – Karrakatta Plate double.
The Karrakatta Plate – WA Sires Produce Stakes betting double is also a popular one with punters each season.
Amelia’s Jewel ($1.80 in 2022) was the last Karrakatta Plate favourite to salute for the punters.
2022 Karrakatta Plate Odds
The top Karrakatta Plate 2022 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 2022 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) followed by Amelia’s Jewel (2022) are the latest runners to take out the Gimcrack Stakes – Karrakatta Plate double.
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).
In 2021 the Karrakatta Plate winner Ex Sport Man ran second next-up in the WA Sires’, while Liwa ran second and third respectively in the same two events.
Karrakatta Plate nominations close in late February with the final field released on the Monday.
2022 Karrakatta Plate Field
The official Karrakatta Plate 2022 field will be announced below once final acceptances are taken by Perth Racing around the Monday of race week.
Undefeated Group 3 winning filly Amelia’s Jewel is odds-on favourite leading a capacity 2022 Karrakatta Plate field of two-year-olds in Perth this weekend.
2022 Karrakatta Plate Nominations
The early Karrakatta Plate 2022 nominations close on Monday the 21st of February, 2022 and will be detailed below once available.
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. Amelia’s Jewel (2022) was the last Karrakatta Plate winning filly.
2022 Karrakatta Plate Tips
Our insider Karrakatta Plate 2022 Ascot betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the Perth youngsters to back this autumn.
- To Win: #10 Amelia’s Jewel ($1.70 at time of publish)
Very hard to tip against the undefeated, odds-on favourite here even from her outside draw (17). Simon Miller’s filly has been outstanding in her opening two runs this prep and is still improving. Dominated on debut over 1000m here on March 5 before an equally impressive 2.47 length win in the Group 3 Gimcrack. That’s been the form to follow into the Karrakatta many times and she did it from out wide that day. Extra distance a non-issue and ticks too many boxes to sack.
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 including Amelia’s Jewel (15 of 16 in 2022), so it is more a case of looking for class and consistency over gate draws when doing the form on the Group 2 feature.
2022 Karrakatta Plate Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Karrakatta Plate 2022 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 Amelia’s Jewel (2022), Whispering Brook (2016), Hobart Jones (2014), Luke’s Luck (2012) and Motion Pictures (2010).
Karrakatta Plate Winners
||Penny On The Green
||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