Griante Confirmed for 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Field

June 17, 2014

Griante Confirmed for 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Field

Mornington-based trainers David Brideoake & David Feek have confirmed plans to back their progressive filly Griante up in the Tattersall’s Tiara 2014 this weekend after her performance at Ipswich last Saturday.


Griante will back up from a second at Ipswich in Saturday's 2014 Tattersall's Tiara at Eagle Farm. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

One of 25 fillies and mares nominated for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 SKY Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm, Good Journey three-year-old Griante will be racing on successive weekends in Queensland after pulling up well this week.

“She’s come through in fine order and she will run in the Tatts Tiara on Saturday,” co-trianer Brideoake told Racing Network today.

The Melbourne visitor made her sunshine state debut at Ipswich in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) on the back of three straight wins back home.

After back-to-back mile wins in Victoria she was far from disgraced in the Gai Waterhouse dropping back to 1350m.

She was drawn wide too in barrier 12 of 14 and did well to cross under half a length off the Mick Price-trained Jazz Song when second with Dwayne Dunn in the saddle.

The Gai Waterhouse Classic was also Griante’s maiden Black Type start and so she faces the toughest test of her short career to date when stepped up to Group 1 company for the Tattersall’s Tiara.

“She has come a long way in this preparation and just continues to improve,” Brideoake said.

“I thought she was pretty brave in the straight last week and she almost overcame the wide gate.”

This weekend she could also get the chance to turn the tables on her last start conqueror with Fastnet Rock filly Jazz Song also among the Tatt’s Tiara nominations.

The Ipswich event isn’t the key lead-up to the Tattersall’s Tiara however.

Instead the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm two weeks prior has produced the most winners, four of the past eight, most recently Melito (2010).

The two notable Tiara hopefuls that ran in this year’s Stradbroke meanwhile are the Ciaron Maher-trained filly Srikandi (3rd) and the six-year-old Chris Waller-trained reining Tattersall’s Tiara winner Red Tracer (10th).

Brideoake though isn’t backing away from the challenge and said they and connections would be absolutely thrilled with a top three Tattersall’s Tiara run from Griante.

“Like I say, she has just got better and better and even if she could run a place on Saturday – that’s what you dream of with fillies and mares – getting a Group 1 win or placing beside their name,” he said.

The Tattersall’s Tiara 2014 final acceptances are out tomorrow morning with the field and barriers to be published at

Now then is the time to open your account ahead of the weekend as they’ll be running an awesome Tattersall’s Tiara Betting Promo – Bonus Bet up to $50 if your first fixed odds win bet on the race comes second!

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