The Craven Plate is a Group 3 weight-for-age race that takes place at Randwick racecourse in early October each year in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Craven Plate was won by Moss 'n' Dale from Doukhan with Egg Tart third.
Held during the during the Sydney spring racing carnival, the Craven Plate received a huge prizemoney boost this year to make it a more attractive proposition for champion gallopers who were likely heading to Melbourne for the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes on the same day.
|Date:||Saturday 13th October 2018|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|2018 Winner:||Moss 'n' Dale|
The Craven Plate is the last weight-for-age race of the spring carnival in Sydney and the middle distance race suits those who are not contesting feature Group 1 events, the Epsom Handicap or The Metropolitan.
Generally attracting above average types, rather than the elite, some nice staying types have won this race in recent years including Mummify (2005), Yippio (2000 & 1997), Tie the Knot (1999) and Sharscay (1998).
Horses contesting this race may have previously tackled races like the Gr2 Hill Stakes. Classic Uniform (2017) and Moriarty (2014) were the last two gallopers to claim the Hill Stakes & Craven Plate double.
Moss 'n' Dale (2018) took out the Listed Tokyo City Cup over 1800m at Morphettville in Adelaide before heading to Sydney to win this event in exciting fashion for popular Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis.
Recent Craven Plate winners include Classic Uniform (2017) and It's Somewhat (2016).
1. $5.00 Moss 'n' Dale 59.0 Jack Martin
2. $101.00 Doukhan 59.0 Damien Oliver
3. $2.90 Egg Tart 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
4. $21.00 Arbeitsam 59.0 Tim Clark
5. $9.00 It’S Somewhat 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $19.00 Invictus Prince 59.0 Jason Collett
7. $7.50 Dixie Blossoms 57.0 Andrew Adkins
8. $13.00 Comin' Through 59.0 Tommy Berry
9. $21.00 Who Shot Thebarman 59.0 Tye Angland
10. $26.00 Classic Uniform 59.0 Glyn Schofield
11. $17.00 Nettoyer 57.0 Ms Rachel King
12. $31.00 Mandylion 56.0 Sam Weatherley
13. $31.00 Luvaluva 56.0 Jay Ford
14. $101.00 Allergic 59.0 Joshua Parr
Margins: 1.8 len, 0.2 len
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|2018||Moss 'n' Dale||Doukhan||Egg Tart||2:07.9|
|2017||Classic Uniform||Happy Clapper||Mccreery||2:04.3|
|2016||It's Somewhat||Spiritjim||Pinstripe Lane||2:02.5|
|2012||Mourayan||Western Symbol||Dare To Dream||2:02.4|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Shootoff||Gazza Guru||2:04.3|
|2010||C'est le Guerre||Purple||Triple Honour||2:02.2|
|2009||Miss Marielle||Nom Du Jeu||Fulmonti||2:08.3|
|2008||Lorne Dancer||Riva San||Ice Chariot||2:06.4|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2005||Mummify||Wild Iris||Natural Blitz||2:03.1|
|2004||Fiery Venture||Restless||Ain't Seen Nothin'||2:07.8|
|2003||Shower of Roses||So Assertive||Mon Mekki||2:02.8|
|2002||Manner Hill||Spillway||Forest Jim||2:03.9|
|2001||The Man||Altiero||Viva La Vie||1:49.8|
|1999||Tie The Knot||Arena||Pasta Express||2:01.7|
|1997||Yippyio||Magic Of Sydney||Kassani||2:01.7|
|1995||Stony Bay||Protara's Bay||Desert Chill||2:03.0|
|1992||Telesto||Donegal Mist||Captain Cook||2:02.9|
|1991||Lord Revenir||Just A Dancer||Dorset Downs||2:04.2|
|1990||Dual Treasures||Just Trish||High Regard||2:02.8|
|1989||Sarah Fay||Coshking||Final Scene||2:01.7|
|1988||Balciano||Regal Prize||Sound Gold||2:05.2|