Molto Allegro secured a start in next week's $500,000 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) with a brilliant all-the-way win at Ascot today.

Out of former Karrakatta runner-up Jestatune, Molto Allegro showed explosive speed to jump to the front in the Westspeed 2YO Plate (1000m).

Jockey Patrick Carbery dictated terms in front and kicked away in the straight to score comfortably by three lengths.

Red Publisher and Megafactory filled the minor placings. Race favourite Vitalism powered home from last but had too much ground to make up when finishing fourth.

Molto Allegro, a filly by Fast 'N' Famous bred by Oakland Park Stud, had no luck at her first race start in January.

She ran sixth behind Silver Trace and trainer David Harrison bided his time to have the filly ready for the Karrakatta.

"She showed blistering pace out of the barrier," Harrison said.

"It was a great effort for a horse having her second start.

"She's only a little filly and we tried sitting her at her first start and nothing went right.

"Obviously we have to look at the Karrakatta next week.

"If she draws a barrier she should be able to lead them up.

"But she doesn't have to lead as I think she has a fair bit of ability."

The West Australian

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