Maribyrnong Plate

The Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 sprint for two year olds held at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday of November.

2020 Maribyrnong Plate Results

  • 1st: #2 Finance Tycoon
  • 2nd: #1 Ingratiating
  • 3rd: #7 Marine One



The Group 3 2020 Maribyrnong Plate is a 1000m sprint currently held at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday 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 $200,000 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, formerly held on the last day of the Cup Carnival and in recent years on Oaks Day, now shares a race schedule with the ‘race that stops a nation’ – the Group 1 $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Two year olds generally target the Maribyrnong Plate following a few decent starts in events with similar conditions. Plenty of the juveniles in the Maribyrnong Plate are on debut, meaning any trial form is important for punters to keep an eye on.

Following the Maribyrnong Plate, horses will generally go for a spell to mature ahead of the autumn or the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) at Sandown a week later might be an opportunity for some of the keener two year olds.

The form of the race often stacks-up in the following year’s autumn carnival including when the 2019 third placegetter Tagaloa returned to win the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes next prep.

The 2020 Maribyrnong Plate ran at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday November 3, 2020 , and was won in an upset by Finance Tycoon. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2020
Date: Tuesday November 3, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Maribyrnong Plate Results

  • 1st: #2 Finance Tycoon
  • 2nd: #1 Ingratiating
  • 3rd: #7 Marine One
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 FINANCE TYCOONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 6 58kg $8
2 1 INGRATIATINGSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings Damien Oliver 0.2L 2 58kg $1.85F
3 7 MARINE ONE Lloyd Kennewell Mark Zahra 3.2L 3 58kg $5
4 4 TREPORTI Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 3.6L 1 58kg $9.50
5 8 OWN THE NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 5.6L 7 58kg $8
6 3 I AM WAR Trevor J Andrews Lewis German (a) 7.85L 4 58kg $41
7 5 ASTERNISHING Mick Bell Michael Dee 10.1L 5 58kg $61
9 DOSHSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 0
6 GULF OF SUEZSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Maribyrnong Plate Betting & Odds

See below for the latest Maribyrnong Plate 2020 odds, betting provided by Ladbrokes.com.au with links to the markets to back your Maribyrnong Plate betting tips in at the right price.

2020 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 2020 Maribyrnong Plate field is released on the Monday leading-up to Kennedy Oaks Stakes Day with the full list of hopeful two-year-olds and the barrier draw to be published in full once announced.

The Maribyrnong Plate 2020 final field features nine hopefuls, five of which have had a previous start including the Trial winner Ingratiating for the Godolphin stable.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1 INGRATIATINGSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings Damien Oliver 2 58kg 72
2 2 FINANCE TYCOONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 7 58kg 62
3 4 I AM WAR Trevor J Andrews Lewis German (a) 4 58kg 61
4 3 TREPORTI Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 1 58kg 61
5 0 ASTERNISHING Mick Bell Michael Dee 5 58kg 60
6 GULF OF SUEZSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 9 58kg
7 MARINE ONE Lloyd Kennewell Mark Zahra 3 58kg
8 OWN THE NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 8 58kg
9 DOSHSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 6 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Finance Tycoon 57.72 seconds
2nd Ingratiating
3rd Marine One
2019
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Hard Landing 58.92 seconds
2nd Baaqyah
3rd Tagaloa
2018
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Vinicunca 58.63 seconds
2nd Art Collection
3rd Chicago Bull
2017
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Run Naan 57.37 seconds
2nd Encyrption
3rd Belzella
2016
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Aspect 59.5 seconds
2nd Cao Cao
3rd Wait For No One
2015
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Power Trip 58.8 seconds
2nd Flying Artie
3rd Gloriette
2014
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Prompt Return 57.5 seconds
2nd Old Trieste
3rd Sailing By
2013
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Boomwaa 59.4 seconds
2nd Lockroy
3rd Silent Whisper
2012
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Direct Charge 58.3 seconds
2nd Crack A Roadie
3rd Shamus Award
2011
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Real Stolle 57.7 seconds
2nd Andre Roo Hoo
3rd Magnus Reign
2010
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Arctic Command 57.9 seconds
2nd Aashiq
3rd Running Tall
2009
Maribyrnong Plate
1st General Truce 57.2 seconds
2nd Sweet Cheeks
3rd She’s Got Gears
2008
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Our Joan Of Arc 58.3 seconds
2nd Zaffaan
3rd Happy Knockout
2007
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Exceedingly Good 57.5 seconds
2nd Reaan
3rd Nato
2006
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Husson Lightning 57.9 seconds
2nd Deferential
3rd Meurice
2005
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Nadeem 57.5 seconds
2nd Follow The Till
3rd Bariagarney
2004
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Jiang 1 minute 0.3 seconds
2nd Seidnazar
3rd Strikes Back
2003
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Sanziro 58.2 seconds
2nd Love Jeddah
3rd Insurgents
2002
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Ra Sun 58.3 seconds
2nd Pinchbeck
3rd Express Ball
2001
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Bel Esprit 57.0 seconds
2nd Nessuno
3rd Cousy
2000
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Langoustine 57.6 seconds
2nd Desert Angel
3rd Malagra Miss

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