Karrakatta Plate to Oratorio's Lucky Street
Mar 30, 2015
Oratorio colt Lucky Street made it four wins in succession following a dominant win in Saturday’s $500,000 Group II Karrakatta Plate at Ascot.
Sixth on his debut at Belmont last October, Lucky Street has been unstoppable sine, winning over 1000 metres at Ascot, the Magic Millions Perth 2yo Classic and the Listed Perth Stakes at Ascot at his most recent start.
Paul Harvey has been on the colt in all four starts and he had an armchair ride on Saturday to claim his first Karrakatta Plate as the son of Oratorio strolled home by four and a half-lengths from Mystic Maid (Patronize) with Showy Chloe (Alfred Nobel). (photo Perth Racing)
"It’s been a really stressful week just making sure everything goes right,” said winning trainer Trevor Andrews.
"He is just a super little colt a really good racehorse with a good motor.
"He is such a genuine horse and he just needed no bad luck.
"From that gate Paul was looking to take a sit but the horse inside him wouldn’t take it up so he found the front and probably overrraced a little bit but he’s got enough ability to quicken up off that.
Andrews said Lucky Street would now spell with big plans towards the end of the year.
"I’d loved to run him in the Winterbottom at the end of the year, a million dollar race at WFA with 52 kgs on his back.
"If he could get a Group 1 next to his name we will eventually stand him at stud and what he has done as a two-year-old, people want to buy out of fast two-year-olds, this horse is a cracking type with speed so these are the type of horses people buy at sales.”
Purchased for $75,000 from the Mungrup Stud draft at last year's Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, Lucky Street is one of four winners for the six time winning Umatilla mare Rumours who was pensioned in December.
Her yearling colt by Hala Bek (IRE) was passed in after failing to make his $25,000 reserve at this year’s Perth