Fat Al On 2012 Frank Packer Plate Path – Race Preview

April 17th, 2012

The Group 3 Frank Packer Plate is due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday April 28, 2012.

Run over a distance of 2,000 metres, the 2012 Frank Packer Plate is run under set weight conditions.

The race is worth $125,000 in prize money and is open to three-year-olds only.

The 2012 Frank Packer Plate will take place on Sydney Cup Day and shares its program with the Group 1 Sydney Cup, Group 1 All Aged Stakes, Group 1 Champagne Stakes, Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Group 2 Emancipation Plate, Listed Hall Mark Stakes and Listed James HB Carr Stakes.

Fat Al is set to run in the 2012 Frank Packer Plate after winning his last start in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes last weekend.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse was thrilled with the three-year-old, who was a bargain $27,000 yearling.

“He’s a very good horse,” Waterhouse said.

“He toyed with them. He sat second and when Nash pressed the ‘go fast’ button he just did exactly that.

“I love the way he just cruised to the lead and won effortlessly.”

Jockey Nash Rawiller isn’t concerned about the step up in distance for Fat Al in the 2012 Frank Packer Plate.

“I would put him up to 2000 metres, there’s no reason why not,” Rawiller said.

“He was strong to the line today.”

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