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 the other major race alongside the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) for the three-year-old fillies at the meeting.
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 14, 2018 .
2018 Karrakatta Plate Results
- 1st: #1 Valour Road
- 2nd: #11 Lady Cosmology
- 3rd: #4 Lordhelpmerun
Karrakatta Plate Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1900
2018 Karrakatta Plate Results
The official Karrakatta Plate 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the Group 2 race is run and won in Perth on Saturday April 14, 2018 .
The 2018 Karrakatta Plate Results saw the Simon Miller-trained stablemates Valour Road ($4.60) and Lady Cosmology ($4.20F) run the quinella with a half-length separating the undefeated winner from the beaten favourite.
|1||1||VALOUR ROAD||Simon A Miller||Aaron Mitchell||–||7||56.5kg||$4.60|
|2||11||LADY COSMOLOGY||Simon A Miller||William Pike||0.5L||14||54.5kg||$4.20F|
|3||4||LORDHELPMERUN||Steve Wolfe||Shaun Mc Gruddy||1.25L||3||56.5kg||$10|
|4||15||BAM’S ON FIRE||Mark Forder||Ms Renee Forrest||4.25L||8||54.5kg||$20|
|5||2||CHIX PIC||David Harrison||Joseph Azzopardi||4.5L||13||56.5kg||$4.80|
|6||3||PLATOON||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||5L||6||56.5kg||$31|
|7||9||ASSETRO||Adam Durrant||Clint Johnston-Porter||6.5L||10||54.5kg||$11|
|8||10||NOCELLE||Daniel Morton||Shaun O’Donnell||6.75L||15||54.5kg||$26|
|9||17e||MARKET RULER||Simon A Miller||Jason Brown||6.75L||16||54.5kg||$61|
|10||13||COCKATIEL||Stephen Miller||Daniel Staeck||8.25L||5||54.5kg||$81|
|11||7||MOUTH KARATE||Simon A Miller||Ryan Hill||8.75L||12||56.5kg||$151|
|12||12||PRINCESS PIERRO||Trevor Andrews||Chris Parnham||9L||1||54.5kg||$17|
|13||16||FAIRTRUSIVE||Daniel Morton||Ms Jerry Noske||10L||4||54.5kg||$101|
|14||6||CUP NIGHT||Bernie Miller||Patrick Carbery||11L||9||56.5kg||$151|
|15||14||EMERALD ROSE||David Harrison||Paul Harvey||11.5L||11||54.5kg||$41|
|16||5||DRIFTSTAR||Simon A Miller||Peter Knuckey||14L||2||56.5kg||$17|
|–||8||AGENT PIPPA||Daniel & Ben Pearce||Jarrad Noske||–||0||–||–|
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.
2018 Karrakatta Plate Odds
The top Karrakatta Plate 2018 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.
2018 Karrakatta Plate Field
The official Karrakatta Plate 2018 field and barriers will be announced below once final acceptances are taken by Perth Racing around the Wednesday of race week.
The 2018 Karrakatta Plate Final Field attracted a capacity line-up of autumn juveniles including last start Perth Stakes winner Chix Pic and Simon Miller’s untapped filly Lady Cosmology coming off a two length win on debut in the Listed Supremacy Stakes (1000m).
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x||VALOUR ROAD||Simon A Miller||Aaron Mitchell||8||56.5kg||74|
|2||11||CHIX PIC||David Harrison||Joseph Azzopardi||14||56.5kg||74|
|3||23×42||PLATOON||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||6||56.5kg||–|
|4||21||LORDHELPMERUN||Steve Wolfe||Shaun Mc Gruddy||3||56.5kg||66|
|5||14||DRIFTSTAR||Simon A Miller||Peter Knuckey||2||56.5kg||64|
|6||53||CUP NIGHT||Bernie Miller||Patrick Carbery||10||56.5kg||–|
|7||205||MOUTH KARATE||Simon A Miller||Ryan Hill||13||56.5kg||–|
|8||1×31||AGENT PIPPA||Daniel & Ben Pearce||Jarrad Noske||7||54.5kg||70|
|9||1312||ASSETRO||Adam Durrant||Clint Johnston-Porter||11||54.5kg||68|
|10||11×5||NOCELLE||Daniel Morton||Shaun O’Donnell||16||54.5kg||70|
|11||1||LADY COSMOLOGY||Simon A Miller||William Pike||15||54.5kg||70|
|12||2×224||PRINCESS PIERRO||Trevor Andrews||Chris Parnham||1||54.5kg||–|
|13||325||COCKATIEL||Stephen Miller||Daniel Staeck||5||54.5kg||–|
|14||623×5247||EMERALD ROSE||David Harrison||Paul Harvey||12||54.5kg||–|
|15||2×33||BAM’S ON FIRE||Mark Forder||Ms Renee Forrest||9||54.5kg||–|
|16||152×8||FAIRTRUSIVE||Daniel Morton||Ms Jerry Noske||4||54.5kg||59|
|17e||1||MARKET RULER||Simon A Miller||TBA||17||54.5kg||58|
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.
2018 Karrakatta Plate Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Karrakatta Plate 2018 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
|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|
|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|
|2003||Diffraction||Shout From Maroof||Yarraman||1:10.5|
|2001||Born Priceless||Brocky’s Dream||Classic Cut||1:11.7|
|2000||Metal Master||Simon Said||King Of The Kites||1:10.8|