Top fancy no certainty for the Karrakatta Plate in Perth

He’s a leading fancy in next month’s Karrakatta Plate (1200m) and is coming off a maiden Listed win, but Perth’s richest two-year-old race is no sure thing for Sir Dreamalot.

The A Lot gelding shot to prominence with an all the way maiden victory at Bunbury and made another huge impression when taking out the Supremacy Stakes (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday.

It’s two wins from four starts for the Joshua Krispyn-trained Sir Dreamalot who has netted owners nearly $200,000 in earnings after going for $30,000 in a private sale.

Off back-to-back 1000m triumphs, Krispyn’s budding young talent has attracted punter backing for the April 20 Karrakatta Plate where he currently stands at $9.

Earthstorm, an eye-catching runner-up to Sir Dreamalot when resuming off a short break in the Supremacy Stakes and Bustling, an impressive winner on debut, share top billing at $7.

Golden Kathleen, a stable mate to Russell Stewart’s Earthstorm, is next at $8 and Diamond Dancer, from the yard of top juvenile trainer, Simon Miller, is $9 with top betting apps.

With the attraction of rich prizemoney and Group 2 status in the Karrakatta Plate, electing to bypass the $500,000 race is a difficult decision for Krispyn to ponder.

Taking out the grand final for two-year-old babies holds pride of place in any trainer’s racing resume and especially for a young horseman looking to make his mark in the sport.

But Krispyn is wary of going to the well one too many times with Sir Dreamalot and he insists any decision will be based on the horses well-being.

“He’s had four runs now and for a two-year-old that’s a huge effort,” Krispyn said on Tabradio.

“We’ll take each run as it comes, but at this stage he will probably head to the Perth Stakes.

“As long as he does everything right in the next two weeks.

“There’s a good chance I won’t go to the Karrakatta, the horse comes first.

“I don’t want him to be over the top and go into a race like that.

“I do think the fillies are the ones to beat, the colts and geldings are pretty even.

“I’ll probably be a bit smarter and miss the Karrakatta.”

Although he’s done remarkably well early days, Sir Dreamalot’s quick progression hasn’t been a complete surprise to Krispyn.

“He had shown a bit early, but I thought he would be more a three-year-old,” Krispyn said.

“The penny just dropped with him once the blinkers went on, it’s switched him on.

“He’s just got the perfect temperament for a racehorse.

“He’s relaxed and chilled, but when it gets to race day and the jockey gets on he switches on.

“And he tries, he was there to get beaten on the weekend when the other one loomed up, but he wanted to win and dug deep.

“He’s a winner and that’s all you can ask for.”

The Listed Perth Stakes (1100m) is run at Ascot on April 6.

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