The Platinum Plate – 26th November 2016 – Sydney Harbour Racecourse


The Platinum Plate

Big Money Showdown Today
Can anything stop the Manor Park Stud runner?

After the Aussie Clothing Down Under Epic blow-out last season, there may be some shrewdies trying to beat Manor Park Stud’s star galloper Patrobas in the twenty seventh running of the Platinum Plate at Sydney Harbour Racecourse today. The Track King legend can make amends this time round as his highly rated Patrobas pulled a great draw of #1 and looks to have only two or three to beat. Patrobas was super impressive in the heats, and I am sure my good friend Manor Park will be looking to open the taps today.

Woodchuckers entered Karaka Starz in the race, and he will be looking to pop another surprise. The trainer likes a good scrap, but it will require a big run to upset Patrobas here. Big Bad Kamikaze is a staying type who could be very effective over this trip. He has Judith Eakes up, and he caught the eye in no uncertain terms over 1900m in the heat last Saturday. He is in excellent form and looks the biggest threat to Patrobas.

Patrobas should have it in the bag on known form.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Patrobas Manor Park Stud Michelle Llarenas 1:58.091
2 4 Lady Diva Blackjack Farms Jaqueline Borgman 1:59.482
3 2 Karaka Starz woodchuckers Claudette Ramesh 1:59.740
4 10 Fridas Jeebus DR Stables In Laviola 1:59.886
5 3 Big Bad Kamikaze Burgersfortheboyz Judith Eakes 2:00.920


1. Patrobas

6yo stallion from Manor Park Stud, Career earnings: $5,225,622
Overall rating: Grand(69) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Manor Park Stud
Lineage:By Blue Tyndareus out of Serenity
Recent form:1,1,1,2,1

Stable comments: – “Surprised how quick the heat run was considering the instructions. Hoping to go a bit faster in the final. Ground looks like it could go fast which will mix it up a bit and could potentially cause a few of us problems. May the best horse win!”

2. Karaka Starz

6yo stallion from woodchuckers, Career earnings: $2,624,140
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by JEDIMIND
Lineage:By Deynor out of Annual Pin
Recent form:1,1,1,2,2

Stable comments: – “Karaka Starz form is solid not quite suited to the long but will go out and try and make a race of it. I used the heat to try a young jockey in a cup and to be fair did a job nice job but with Ramesh back he taking the ride I suspect Karaka Starz may put together a even race and hopefully sneak into the top 3.”

3. Big Bad Kamikaze

6yo stallion from Burgersfortheboyz, Career earnings: $973,557
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Fourmyle Stables
Lineage:By No Fear out of Bus Iconic Nessie 
Recent form:6,6,4,2,1

Stable comments: – “Patrobas looks an absolute moral. Actually I would be putting the house on it, probably throw in the kids aswell. What I am trying to say is that the only way to stop this runaway train is if the Phar Lap biscuits appear in the feed box Saturday morning. Lady Diva will relish the hard surface and looks well placed. Both Karaka Starz and Big Bad Kamikaze should fight out the minors , however look for both these horses to improve over the epic distances with perhaps a view to a future TK Masters tilt.”

4. Lady Diva

6yo mare from Blackjack Farms, Career earnings: $2,743,540
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Blackjack Farms
Lineage:By Lord Blackjack out of Prancing Diva 
Recent form:1,3,2,1,2

Stable comments: – “Let’s just admit I expect Patrobras will win. Hoping for a good run and that Lady Diva can push the pace and come close. The fast ground helps even the field a bit. Time will tell.”

5. Mori Bucking Zag

6yo mare from Le Saint Stables, Career earnings: $671,244
Overall rating: Admirable(56)
Bred by:Unknown origins, birthdate Wed 14th Oct 2015
Lineage:Breeding history unknown
Recent form:4,2,1,10,5

Stable comments: – “

6. Atlantic Indy

6yo mare from KISS Stable, Career earnings: $1,103,005
Overall rating: Excellent(63)
Bred by:Unknown origins, birthdate Sat 17th Oct 2015
Lineage:Breeding history unknown 
Recent form:3,3,4,2,5

Stable comments: – “

7. She’s A Mystery

6yo mare from Micksden Acres, Career earnings: $1,332,097
Overall rating: Reasonable(51) – Breakaway
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Micksden Acres
Lineage:By Professor Moriarty out of Shady Lady
Recent form:2,12,1,1,3

Stable comments: – “She’s A Mystery has been in a great vein of form recently but unfortunately ran poorly and didn’t pull up well in her heat. A battle against time to see whether she comes up for the final. Will re-assess closer to the race. Looks well outclassed but loves a challenge. Patrobas is the outstanding horse but this field should keep him honest. Should be a quality race.”

8. Charlie Don’t Surf

6yo stallion from 5 Card Stud, Career earnings: $4,153,159
Overall rating: Grand(67)
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Dem Stud
Recent form:1,1,1,1,5

Stable comments: – “Charlie Don’t Surf is a beast on the gallops oddly outperforming the pops of others with less training. I just wanted to know where I was with him and Top 5 (i.e. 5th) is all I can hope for with him being unstyled. Like all my beasts he is just below top class but I am taking a sporting ‘swing’ anyway.”

10. Fridas Jeebus

6yo mare from DR Stables, Career earnings: $2,823,655
Overall rating: Reasonable(53) – Needs space
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by DR Stables
Lineage:By Rand Al’thor out of Missouri
Recent form:4,4,1,1,3

Stable comments: – “This race should have been called Add To The Patrobas Career Earnings Final. Can’t see anyone beating that horse. If Fridas Jeebus runs her best top 5 is possible.”

Leave a Reply