Karrakatta Plate 2020

Saturday April 4, 2020

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 4, 2020 and was won narrowly by Ima Single Man. 

Karrakatta Plate Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 4, 2020
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1900

2020 Karrakatta Plate Results

The official Karrakatta Plate 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the Group 2 race is run and won in Perth on Saturday April 4, 2020.

  • 1st: #5 Ima Single Man
  • 2nd: #7 Watch Me Dance
  • 3rd: #4 Dark Assault

Less than three quarters of a length separated the first four past the post in the 2020 Karrakatta Plate results led by undefeated Gingerbread Man gelding Ima Single Man ($12) and rounded out by the beaten odds-on favourite Gemma’s Son ($1.50).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 IMA SINGLE MAN Chris Gangemi Jordan Turner 10 57.5kg $12
2 7 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 0.07L 9 55.5kg $11
3 4 DARK ASSAULT Roy Rogers Jarrad Noske 0.38L 3 57.5kg $41
4 1 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Paul Harvey 0.73L 7 57.5kg $1.50F
5 6 STARFIELD IMPACT Mike Santich Jason Whiting 1.88L 14 55.5kg $11
6 8 AMERICAN CHOICE Simon A Miller William Pike 2.15L 6 55.5kg $19
7 12 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 2.78L 5 55.5kg $17
8 2 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Patrick Carbery 4.1L 8 57.5kg $21
9 10 JUSTHANDY Bob McPherson Clint Johnston-Porter 4.26L 11 55.5kg $101
10 9 OUR DANNI Luke Fernie Ms Lucy Warwick 5.62L 12 55.5kg $81
11 11 PRECAUTIONARY Fred Kersley Shaun O’Donnell 5.63L 13 55.5kg $81
12 13 COME MAGIC Dion Luciani Brad Parnham 6.56L 4 55.5kg $91
13 14 TIME SCALE Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 7.29L 1 55.5kg $71
14 3 BROOKLYN PIER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 9.38L 2 57.5kg $81

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.

2020 Karrakatta Plate Odds

The top Karrakatta Plate 2020 odds on Perth’s best two-year-olds of the autumn will be provided below the week of the race.

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 on the Monday prior to the race running on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday ahead of WA Oaks Day.

2020 Karrakatta Plate Field

The official Karrakatta Plate 2020 field and barriers will be announced below once final acceptances are taken by Perth Racing around the Wednesday of race week.

Undefeated Snippetson colt Gemma’s Son dominates the 2020 Karrakatta Plate field and betting markets, the last start Perth Stakes winner odds-on to take his career record up to five-from-five.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1111 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Paul Harvey 7 57.5kg 79
2 5121 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Patrick Carbery 8 57.5kg 71
3 1×4 BROOKLYN PIER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 2 57.5kg 66
4 6×3642 DARK ASSAULT Roy Rogers Jarrad Noske 3 57.5kg 66
5 1 IMA SINGLE MAN Chris Gangemi Jordan Turner 10 57.5kg 64
6 4213×11 STARFIELD IMPACT Mike Santich Jason Whiting 14 55.5kg 77
7 1312 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 9 55.5kg 69
8 3213×24 AMERICAN CHOICE Simon A Miller William Pike 6 55.5kg 66
9 12×379 OUR DANNI Luke Fernie Ms Lucy Warwick 12 55.5kg 64
10 2×42 JUSTHANDY Bob McPherson Clint Johnston-Porter 11 55.5kg 58
11 4256 PRECAUTIONARY Fred Kersley Shaun O’Donnell 13 55.5kg 58
12 15 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 5 55.5kg 58
13 6×3 COME MAGIC Dion Luciani Brad Parnham 4 55.5kg 58
14 43 TIME SCALE Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 1 55.5kg 56

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.

2020 Karrakatta Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Karrakatta Plate 2020 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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Ima Single Man Watch Me Dance Dark Assault 1:10.3
2019 Dig Deep Tinsnip Miss West Coast 1:11.5
2018 Valour Road Lady Cosmology Lordhelpmerun 1:10.4
2017 Lucy Mae Achernar Star Debellatio 1:10.3
2016 Whispering Brook Spangled Impact Saul’s Special 1:11.1
2015 Lucky Street Mystic Maid Showy Chloe 1:10.6
2014 Hobart Jones Vitalism Jezpark 1:11.4
2013 Ms Funovits Trichologist Camporella 1:10.7
2012 Luke’s Luck Keeper Quiet Miss Solis 1:11.2
2011 Night War Benny’s Halo Rebel Call 1:11.5
2010 Motion Pictures Miss Gai Flyer Absolute Pleasure 1:10.3
2009 Gold Rocks Wolfe Dream Dontrocktheboat 1:10.4
2008 Brava Fortune Grand Nirvana Pegase 1:10.7
2007 Roman Time Scenic Blast Jestatune 1:10.5
2006 Canny Jack Oroya Gold Paris Petard 1:10.3
2005 No Questions Hantu Ripped 1:11.9
2004 Redwoldt Metaldale Refemme 1:11.5
2003 Diffraction Shout From Maroof Yarraman 1:10.5
2002 Confront Zoometric Femme 1:11.0
2001 Born Priceless Brocky’s Dream Classic Cut 1:11.7
2000 Metal Master Simon Said King Of The Kites 1:10.8