The Group 3 2016 Maribyrnong Plate is a 1000m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Emirates Stakes Dayon the first Saturday of November each Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Restricted to two year olds and run under set weights, the Maribyrnong Plate is an exciting test of sprinting skill. With $150,000 prize money, this is quite a lucrative race for the young ones who otherwise don’t have many dedicated black-type races during spring.
The Maribyrnong Plate shares a race schedule with five other black type events. These include the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) – formerly the Mackinnon Stakes, $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m), $300,000 Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m), $300,000 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) and Listed Hilton Stakes (1400m).
Two year olds generally target the Maribyrnong Plate following a few decent starts in events with similar conditions. While there aren’t a lot of lead up races, some fillies in this event may have previously targeted the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes (1000m) held at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, just four days before.
Following the Maribyrnong Plate, horses will generally step back in class, as there simply aren’t many black-type events to target. The Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) at Sandown a week later might be an opportunity for some of the keener two year olds.
The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate will be run at Flemington on November 5th.
|Maribyrnong Plate 2016|
|Date:||November 5th, 2016|
|Race Type:||2YO Set Weights|
2016 Maribyrnong Plate Betting & Odds
See below for the latest Maribyrnong Plate 2016 odds, betting provided by Ladbrokes.com.au with links to the markets to back your Maribyrnong Plate betting tips in at the right price.
2016 Maribyrnong Plate Field
The Maribyrnong Plate field attracts a fairly decent assortment of two year olds each year. Because the preparation of two year olds can differ so much, as can their racing experience, it can be very difficult to get a decent grasp on the form of the Maribyrnong Plate field.
The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate field was released the Wednesday before Emirates Stakes Day and features 15 two-year-olds, only two of which have enjoyed a previous victory – Azazel and Wait For No One.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1||AZAZEL||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||7||57kg||72|
|2||1||WAIT FOR NO ONE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||11||57kg||72|
|3||6||RED ZEPHYR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Hugh Bowman||5||57kg||61|
|4||–||ASPECT||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||15||57kg||–|
|5||–||CAO CAO||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||6||57kg||–|
|6||–||DESTINY’S OWN||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||3||57kg||–|
|7||–||FILL FILL||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||13||57kg||–|
|8||–||INSTITUTION||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||4||57kg||–|
|9||–||KOBAYASHI||Leon & Troy Corstens||Brenton Avdulla||10||57kg||–|
|10||–||LONE EAGLE||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||2||57kg||–|
|11||–||TEN CARAT||Anthony Cummings||Regan Bayliss (a)||1||57kg||–|
|12||5||PURE EMOTION||Clinton McDonald||Luke Nolen||9||55kg||61|
|13||2||TARIMA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Chad Schofield||8||55kg||61|
|14||–||CRYSTAL WINGS||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||14||55kg||–|
|15||–||RESIN||John O’Shea||James McDonald||12||55kg||–|
2016 Maribyrnong Plate Nominations
The Maribyrnong Plate nominations generally feature some two year olds with fairly high expectations put on them. Looking over past Maribyrnong Plate nominations, it’s clear to see that many of them have gone on to successful careers as three year olds and beyond.
The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate nominations will be published below.
Maribyrnong Plate History
The Maribyrnong Plate was inaugurated in 1871, with Argus Scandal taking out the initial edition of the race. The race has been held every year since then.
In 1994 the distance was adjusted to 1200m, then reduced to 1100m in 1995. In 1996 it returned to 1000m, which it has remained at since.
The Maribyrnong Plate once had Group 2 status, but was downgraded in 2005.
Because of its long history, the Maribyrnong Plate has seen its share of decent horses over the years. Some of the more notable Maribyrnong Plate winners include The Admiral (1889), Heroic (1923), Cellar Master (1951), Biscay (1967), Vain (1969) and Bel Esprit (2001). Maribyrnong Plate results since 2000 are provided below.
Maribyrnong Plate Results
|3rd||Wait For No One|
|1st||Power Trip||58.8 seconds|
|1st||Prompt Return||57.5 seconds|
|1st||Direct Charge||58.3 seconds|
|2nd||Crack A Roadie|
|1st||Real Stolle||57.7 seconds|
|2nd||Andre Roo Hoo|
|1st||Arctic Command||57.9 seconds|
|1st||General Truce||57.2 seconds|
|3rd||She’s Got Gears|
|1st||Our Joan Of Arc||58.3 seconds|
|1st||Exceedingly Good||57.5 seconds|
|1st||Husson Lightning||57.9 seconds|
|2nd||Follow The Till|
|1st||Jiang||1 minute 0.3 seconds|
|1st||Ra Sun||58.3 seconds|
|1st||Bel Esprit||57.0 seconds|