Catkins To Queen Of The Turf Following 2014 Emancipation Stakes

April 2, 2014

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Catkins To Queen Of The Turf Following 2014 Emancipation Stakes

Confirmed for an appearance in this weekend’s Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens, trainer Chris Waller has revealed Catkins in unlikely to line up for a tilt at the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 12th, even if successful this weekend.

Trainer Chris Waller has confirmed Catkins will head to the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes following this weekend's Group 2

Trainer Chris Waller has confirmed Catkins will head to the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes following this weekend's Group 2. Photo: Steve Hart

Clear favourite for success amongst a classy field in the Emancipation Stakes on Saturday, Waller told TVN the ideal goal for the Dubawi mare is without doubt the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) one week later on April 19th.

“She is well up in the markets for the Doncaster, it is not my intention to run there but obviously the option is there but it is not my preferred option” Waller said on Wednesday.

“My preferred option is to run her in a fortnight in the Queen Of The Turf, it is a Group 1 races worth $1 million against her own sex.

“She is going to be up against Messene in the Doncaster, carrying the same weight or more than some of the good horses, she could run a nice race in a Doncaster, but it is not the preferred option for me.

“It is a tough mile; I like to give them at the 2000m or be a dead set hardened campaigner over the mile before you try a race like the Doncaster.”

Having returned to the track in scintillating form this preparation, Catkins displayed a strong turn of foot to pip Steps In Time on the line in the Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) first-up before strolling home to win the Group 3 Wiggle Stakes (1400m) on March 8th.

Unable to justify favouritism when third in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) last time out, the in-form four-year-old was allocated the ideal barrier 6 for this weekend’s Emancipation Stakes and will carry 1.5kgs less than she did last start.

“She is very well placed under the set weights and penalties, start contract to last start” Waller added.

“She was in trouble a long way from home in the Coolmore, I liked the way she fought to the line and certainly hasn’t taken a backward step.”

Following her impressive start to her current preparation, Catkins is currently featured as outright second favourite in early betting markets for the 2014 Queen Of The Turf Stakes at a quote of $6, behind stable mate and market leader Red Tracer, currently featuring at $4.80 odds.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on both the 2014 Emancipation Stakes and 2014 Queen Of The Turf Stakes!

Open an account and deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au to claim a bonus bet of up to $250, which can be split into four smaller bets!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field