The JRA Plate is a Group 3 quality handicap event that takes place in April each year at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and is worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 JRA Plate was won by Grey Lion from Emperor's Way with All Too Soon third.
|Date:||Saturday 20th April 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo&Up Quality|
|2019 Winner:||Grey Lion|
The JRA Plate is a middle distance event for 3yo & upwards gallopers that will typically assemble a field of mostly local types who may have raced in similar type quality handicaps earlier in the carnival.
Staying types who contested races such as the Gr3 Skyhigh Stakes or Gr3 Neville Sellwood Stakes at Rosehill are most suited to this event. Western Symbol (2012) managed to claim the JRA Plate & Neville Selwood Stakes double.
Stayers wanting to drop back in distance might decide to tackle the JRA Plate, or improving types on an upward cycle who want to test themselves at group level over this distance. As history suggest, the winner of this race will just be more than handy type who is competitive in these type of races during the carnival.
Grey Lion (2019) ran sixth in the Gr3 Doncaster Prelude over 1600m at Rosehill before proving too classy in this event for Warwick Farm trainer Matthew Smith.
Recent JRA Plate winners include Tally (2018) and Top Of My List (2017).
1. $41.00 Grey Lion 53.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
2. $9.50 Emperor's Way 53.0 Jay Ford
3. $51.00 All Too Soon 53.0 Tommy Berry
4. $19.00 Taikomochi 56.0 Adam Hyeronimus
5. $11.00 Abdon 53.0 Corey Brown
6. $10.00 Our Libretto 54.0 Damian Lane
7. $15.00 My Nordic Hero 56.5 Blake Shinn
8. $3.60 Haripour 56.0 Hugh Bowman
9. $21.00 Moss 'n' Dale 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
10. $12.00 Libran 58.0 Brenton Avdulla
11. $6.50 Mccreery 55.5 James McDonald
12. $14.00 Goathland 54.0 Jason Collett
13. $13.00 Sedanzer 56.0 Tim Clark
14. $26.00 I'm A Princess 53.0 Sam Clipperton
Margins: 1.3 len, 1.3 len
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|2019||Grey Lion||Emperor's Way||All Too Soon||2:01.6|
|2017||Top Of My List||Sons Of John||Rudy||2:09.9|
|2016||Guardini||Index Linked||Havana Cooler||2:03.9|
|2015||Gypsy Diamond||Leebaz||Singing Flame||2:05.6|
|2012||Western Symbol||Herculian Prince||Larry's Never Late||2:03.7|