An exciting day of racing is set to take place in the nation’s West this Saturday and one of the feature races on the Ascot card is the Group 2 $500,000 Karrakatta Plate.
Run over 1200 metres, the exciting sprint will test the best two-year-old horses in the West over 1200 metres and one likely to be among the front runners is filly Darlington Abbey.
The Simon Miller trained horse is unbeaten from three career starts with highlight wins coming in the Magic Millions Perth Classic and the Listed Gimcrack Stakes on March 17.
Simon Miller would like his chances of experiencing success on Saturday with Miss Solis another successful filly of his set to run.
Miss Solis finished second to Darlington Abbey in the Gimcrack Stakes but prior to that was unbeaten from three previous starts including the Listed Supremacy Stakes on March 3.
Adelaide filly Alezan Thunder is likely to make the trip West for the Karrakatta Plate and the Mark Kavanagh trained horse has been in good form.
She has two wins from five outings and followed up a third-place effort in the famous Magic Millions at the Gold Coast with victory in the Listed Pewsey Vale Stakes at Morphetville earlier this month.
Two more local horses who are genuine chances of taking top billings in the $500,000 race are El Rijes and Luke’s Luck.
El Rijes is fresh off a win in the Perth Stakes while Luke’s Luck ran fourth in that race after finishing runner-up to Miss Solis in the Supremacy Stakes.
Other horses included in Karrakatta Plate nominations are Gimcrack Stakes third-place getter Fuddle Dee Duddle and last-start winner Detection.
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2012 Karrakatta Plate – Nominations
|1||EL RIJES||3||56.5||PETER HALL||DARREN MC AULIFFE|
|2||LUKE’S LUCK||13||56.5||SHAUN MC GRUDDY||TREVOR ANDREWS|
|3||MIAMI HORROR||1||56.5||TROY TURNER||DONNA RIORDAN|
|4||DETECTION||17||56.5||STEVEN PARNHAM||GEORGE DALY|
|5||OUR MAXY BOY||15||56.5||CAMPBELL MC CALLUM||DANIEL MORTON|
|6||ALEZAN THUNDER||14||54.5||STEPHEN BASTER||SAM KAVANAGH|
|7||DARLINGTON ABBEY||4||54.5||PAUL HARVEY||SIMON A. MILLER|
|8||MISS SOLIS||18||54.5||PATRICK CARBERY||SIMON A. MILLER|
|9||FUDDLE DEE DUDDLE||5||54.5||PETER KNUCKEY||LINDSEY SMITH|
|10||LOOKING AHEAD||2||54.5||SHAUN O’DONNELL||KELLIE GRANTHAM|
|11||KEEPER QUIET||11||54.5||CLINT HARVEY||DANIEL PEARCE|
|12||THE DANEHILL ROSE||9||54.5||SHAUN MEERES||BOB MC PHERSON|
|13||KEEP FATH||7||54.5||BRAD PARNHAM||NEVILLE PARNHAM|
|14||SECRET SCANDAL||6||54.5||WILLIAM PIKE||DANIEL MORTON|
|15||SPICE AGAIN||10||54.5||JASON WHITING||SIMON A. MILLER|
|16||FINE COPPER||16||54.5||CRAIG STAPLES||SHANE EDWARDS|
|17||NOTHING PERSONAL||8||56.5||TBA||CHRIS GANGEMI|
|18||KOROLENKO||12||56.5||JASON BROWN||STEVE WOLFE|