Karrakatta Plate favourites are as synonymous with David Harrison as trilbies, sunglasses and acts of kindness, and impressive debutant Pat’s Got Sass may be the thoroughbred which finally lands him his first win in the juvenile race.

Gemma’s Son (2020) and Jericho Missile (2019) started the last two Karrakatta Plates as the market leaders before finishing fourth at 1-2 and 10th at 6-4, respectively. Go back another 12 months, and Chix Pix, the full brother of Pat’s Got Sass, began the 2018 Karrakatta Plate vying with Simon Miller-trained babies Valour Road and Lady Cosmology for favouritism. Valour Road and Lady Cosmology quinellaed the Group Two event, but Chix Pix placed fifth in what was a high-quality renewal of the contest – Lordhelpmerun, Bam’s On Fire and Platoon comprised the rest of the top six.

Pat’s Got Sass is the third son or daughter of Sassy Flyer to make it to the track. Sassy Flyer, which Harrison bred, did not earn a cent in her two competitive appearances, unlike her Listed-winning half brothers Raw Metal and Mclurch, but she is paying her way as a broodmare. Sassy Flyer gave birth to a Lucky Street colt in September, and the Australian Stud Book also reports she was mated with Playing God during the most recent breeding season.

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