As the final Group 1 of the 2012-13 racing season, Saturday’s 2013 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm is certain to attract plenty of interest from punters.
This year presents a strong edition of the fillies and mares’ feature, with several Group 1 winners included in the 16-horse field.
Favourite at $4.20 is dual Group 1 winner Streama while Chris Waller’s consistent mare Red Tracer is at $4.80 to break through in her 10th attempt in the top grade.
Also under double figures are in-form filly Peron ($8) and experienced Sydney mares Steps In Time ($9) and Skyerush ($9).
#16 Peron $8
Big fan of this filly and she’s been absolutely flying this winter. Unbeaten in three starts this campaign including an impressive two-length drubbing of her rivals in the Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich last week. Career record of six wins from seven starts shows she is a natural winner and certainly has the turn of foot to make the step up in grade. Barrier 13 is a slight query but she’s all class. In addition to that, three-year-old fillies have won the last three Tatt’s Tiaras and only two five-year-olds have won the race. Certainly a race for the younger brigade and from that she is the clear top pick.
#4 Skyerush $9
Was second in this race last year and Guy Walter takes her to Queensland in career-best form. If any horse is going to defy the age barrier it is this seven-year-old as she always turns up. Won three of four during her Sydney autumn campaign including the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes.
#3 Red Tracer $4.80
Bomb-proof mare who rarely runs a bad race. Comes off a gritty last-start win in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes which is a traditional lead-up to the Tiara. A three-time Group 1 placegetter who boasts an outstanding record of 11 wins and 11 minor placings from 28 starts. Some late week rain in Queensland will help her chances, loves the wet ground.
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