Classy filly Peron is on track for a Group 1 test in Saturday’s $500,000 2013 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) after claiming her third straight win in Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich on the weekend.
Saturday’s hit-out was her first at stakes level but she handled the task with ease, quickly putting a gap on her rivals in the straight and saluting by two lengths from Skating On Ice and Doubtfilly.
There has been plenty of hype about Peron this preparation and she intensified that on Saturday, proving she is adept in all conditions by showing a sharp turn of foot on a Slow 7 track.
The John Thompson-trained three-year-old has now won six of seven starts and collected more than $150,000 in prizemoney, with both her record and obvious ability making the decision to back up this weekend an easy one for her trainer.
“She’s a good filly and if she gets there in good shape she’ll give it a big shake,” Thompson said after Saturday’s win.
Thompson won the Tatt’s Tiara last year with Pear Tart as a three-year-old filly and he believes Peron is a far more talented racehorse.
“We won it last year with a three year old filly, Pear Tart, and this filly is a better filly than her,” he said.
Third placegetter Doubtfilly is also likely to back up in the Tatt’s Tiara which will be her first race at Group 1 level since failing in last year’s Golden Rose.
Fourth in the 2012 Golden Slipper, the Stuart Kendrick-trained sprinter scored her first win in more than a year when winning the Ticketek Class 6 Plate at Eagle Farm last month.
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