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JRA Plate

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 2017 JRA Plate was won by Top Of My List from Sons Of John with Rudy third.

Elevated to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season, the JRA Plate takes place on the final day of the Sydney autumn racing carnival alongside the Group 1 All Aged Stakes.

JRA Plate info

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: 3yo&Up Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Top Of My List

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.

Top Of My List (2017) ran third in the Gr3 Epona Stakes over 1900m at Rosehill on her way to winning this event and recent JRA Plate winners include Guardini (2016) and Gypsy Diamond (2015).

2017 JRA Plate result

1. $18.00 Top Of My List 53.0 Tim Clark
2. $11.00 Sons Of John 54.0 Glyn Schofield
3. $18.00 Rudy 54.0 Jason Collett

then followed
4. $3.20 Astronomos 53.5 Craig Williams
5. $4.60 New Tipperary 53.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $10.00 Happy Hannah 53.0 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $8.00 Big Blue 53.0 Tommy Berry
8. $81.00 Slow Pace 53.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
9. $4.80 Green Sweet 53.0 Johan Victoire
10. $61.00 Bring Luck 53.0 Peter Wells

Margins: 0.8 len, 3 len
Time: 2:09.92

JRA Plate recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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
2014 Spillway Danchai Slow Pace 2:05.5
2013 Kelinni Fibrillation Pirate Bay 2:08.6
2012 Western Symbol Herculian Prince Larry's Never Late 2:03.7
2011 Hawk Island Galizani Vintedge 2:07.9