With final acceptances for this Saturday’s 2013 Tattersall’s Tiara due out later this morning, the connections of one of the top early fancies Peron are sweating on some defectors as the three-year-old is in danger of missing out on a run in the season’s final Group 1.
There were 29 fillies and mares nominated for the $500,000 Group 1 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse including the John Thompson-trained Husson filly Peron.
Former head trainer for the now defunct Patinack Farm racing stable, Thompson enjoyed success in last year’s Tattersall’s with Pear Tart.
This year Thompson vies for back-to-back victories in the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival classic with a filly he rates far superior to Pear Tart – Peron.
Peron is in flying form too having won six of her seven career starts including three on the trot this time in most recently when stepping up to stakes company for the first time in last Saturday’s Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m).
While Thompson already had the up and comer earmarked for a shot at the Tiara crown, Peron’s smart two length victory in the Gai Waterhouse Classic confirmed he had a serious racehorse on his hands.
Immediately after Peron shot to the top of the early Tattersall’s Tiara markets but there is a chance she will still be balloted out of the feature when the final field is released later this morning.
Peron is currently sitting 23rd on the Tattersall’s Tiara ballot having won just $158,550 in prize money.
While that’s a good effort form a young filly, when she’s up against Group 1 performers including the Chris Waller-trained Red Tracer ($1,303,810), Guy Walter’s Streama ($1,577,750) and 2011 Tattersall’s Tiara winner Yosei ($1,271,075) she is really going to be pushed for a start.
There’s a capacity 18 starters plus five emergencies for the Tiara meaning Thompson needs five horses above Peron in the current order of entry not to accept in order for her to be assured of a spot in the starting line-up.
It’s a very fine line too with a few already likely to be part of Peron’s desired attrition rate including Wild Mia (12th), Royal Bender (13th), City Of Song (16th), Serene Star (17th) and Our Miss Jones (22nd).
Stay tuned to Races.com.au to view the 2013 Tattersall’s Tiara field and barriers once released this morning and see if Peron made the cut.
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