Skyerush Confirmed for Tattersall’s Tiara 2013

May 28, 2013

Skyerush Confirmed for Tattersall’s Tiara 2013

She may be a rising eight-year-old but Skyerush will get another chance this winter to become a Group 1 winner with trainer Guy Walter confirming her for the season’s final elite level, the 2013 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm on June 22.


Skyerush will look to atone for her second last winter in next month's Tattersall's Tiara 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

Twelve months ago the Super Jet mare came her closest yet to bagging a Group 1 trophy when finishing just a long neck away second to the John Thompson-trained Pear Tart in the $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) – formerly the Winter Stakes.

The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival feature is again on the agenda for the now seven-year-old who won three of her four autumn assignments this prep.

Skyerush was last seen scoring a tidy one and a quarter length victory in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Sydney Cup Day, a mile classic she also enjoyed success in last year before her trip north to Brisbane.

Also nominated for Saturday week’s $1.36 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), $51 chance Skyerush is unlikely to run in the lucrative classic instead being saved for the Tattersall’s Tiara.

Walter will still be represented in the sunshine state’s richest event however with Streama to vie for her third Group 1 victory in the Straddie this year.

Winner of the 2011 Flight Stakes and 2012 Australian Oaks during her three-year-old season, Stratum mare Streama showed Walter some promising form again this April.

Fourth-up she was third to emerging star and stablemate Appearance in the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes (1500m) improving on her seventh to her the start before in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).

The rising five-year-old then backed up at Randwick on April 20 and from barrier 15 of 18 ran a very competitive fourth on a Heavy (10) track when fourth to Sacred Falls in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Streama showed Walter she was ready to race again when trialing at Doomben on Monday morning wearing blinkers to finish third in a 1050m hitout behind Princess Layla.

Ace hoop Glen Boss, in the saddle for the Doncaster, made a special trip to Brisbane for the trial and was impressed with her performance leading up to her Stradbroke start.

“I was pleased with the trial although unfortunately the track was heavy,” Walter said.

“Glen was happy and he confirmed he will ride her in the Stradbroke and the blinkers will be on.”

Latest Stradbroke Handicap odds are led by last weekend’s Doomben 10,000 champ Epaulette ($4.40) while Streama, who will keep the blinkers on come race day, can be found further down the markets at a quote of $21.

Win or lose the Stradbroke Handicap 2013 will be Streama’s final race before a break ahead of the spring, Walter opting not to continue on with her in the Tattersall’s.

“We will stick to the original plan to run Streama in the Stradbroke and Skyerush in the Tatt’s Tiara with Blake Shinn to ride,” Walter said.

“Streama will go for a rest and get ready for the spring.”

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