2022 JRA Plate Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick on Saturday 16 April 2022.

The JRA Plate is a Group 3 2000 metre quality race for three-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Australian Turf Club in April. It is normally run at Randwick during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the JRA Plate page.

JRA Plate 2022 Preview

Track: Soft to Heavy Weather: Mostly Fine.

Twelve runners have accepted for the $160,000 Group 3 JRA Plate and there have been no early scratchings. The Chris Waller and Matthew Smith stable are both saddling up two runners each whilst every other stable have just one entry each.

Icebath has opened the early favourite and she is on the quick back up after running a slashing third in the Queen of the Turf. She has never faced 2000m and will have to do it with the top weight. Polly Grey is on the next line of betting following her close second placing to Mount Popa in the Neville Sellwood over 2000m.

Marroni rounds out the top three in betting and he is coming out of the Neville Sellwood also, where he sat on pace, and he will be much more suited to the improving track and the speed around him.

JRA Plate Runner by Runner

1. Icebath (5)

Slashing third last weekend. Never run at 2000m but gives the indication it will suit. Should run a bold race.

2. Polly Grey (7)

Will be suited to the soft/heavy conditions, 2000m is ideal, and maps to sit in a nice position throughout. Big chance.

3. Numerian (8)

Plain last start. Up to 2000m suits. Would rather see it.

4. Brutality (1)

Simply outclassed last time out. Back to Group 3 level suits. 2000m still a query. Drawn to get a soft run.

5. Kukeracha (10)

2000m suits. Ran okay first up. I am expecting an improved run.

6. Harmony Rose (11)

Won the Albury Cup. This is tougher.

7. Marroni (6)

Wasn’t disgraced last start. Will improve nicely and is drawn well. Expecting a good run.

8. Maximal (3)

Will need to see.

9. Purple Sector (12)

Can’t have.

10. Esti Feny (9)

Returned a gelding in the Bendigo Guineas. Entered in Melbourne also. Improving track suits if they stay.

11. Pappalino (2)

First-up. Prefer others.

12. Cryptogram (4)


JRA Plate 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this year’s race.

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
7 Marroni 1 Icebath
2 Polly Grey 2 Polly Grey
1 Icebath 4 Brutality
5 Kukeracha 7 Marroni

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Victoria Handicap 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Easter Cup 2022 (Caulfield 2000m)

Listed Galilee Series Final 2022 (Caulfield 2400m)

Listed Ascot Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Daybreak Lover 2022 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Listed Hills Railway Stakes 2022 (Oakbank 1100m)

Group 3 WA Sires Produce Stakes 2022 (Ascot 1400m)

2022 JRA Plate Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Polly Grey
2nd 3 Numerian 5.36 lengths
3rd 1 Icebath 7.72 lengths
4th 11 Pappalino 10.22 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 8.

Scratchings: 5. Kukeracha, 6. Harmony Rose, 8. Maximal, 10. Esti Feny.