A talented and capacity field of 16 fillies and mares and a further four emergency runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on the Gold Coast.
Srikandi delivered a commanding performance for success in the major Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) a fortnight ago but will need luck in running in the Tattersall’s Tiara after drawing the outsider barrier.
The standout performer over the 2014 Winter Carnival, Srikandi won each of the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m), Listed Juanmo Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) on her way to a credible third in the Stradbroke Handicap.
Having returned this time for success in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) on the Gold Coast, the daughter of Dubawi failed to make anything of an impact in her next two starts but will carry blistering form into the Tatt’s Tiara.
Catkins remains unlucky not to have won a Group1 feature but is offered a great chance of overcoming the hoodoo in the Tattersall’s Tiara from the ideal barrier 3.
Posting an impressive 15 wins and 13 minors through 33 career starts, the Dubawi mare won each of the Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) and Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) upon resuming this time; progressing to second in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) before returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m).
Having since finished second in each of the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) and Dane Ripper Stakes, Hugh Bowman is sure to boost Catkins’ chances of success this weekend.
Three-year-old’s Peggy Jean and Lumosty have both been confirmed in the 2015 Tattersall’s Tiara final field and are treated particularly well in the weights at just 55.5kgs.
A Group 1 winner over the distance having taken out the 2014 edition of the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Peggy Jean has been transferred to the care of Peter and Paul Snowden for her current preparation.
Posting a career total of two wins and a further three minors through 13 career starts, the Myboycharlie filly ran on for seventh in the Listed Queensland Day (1200m) first-up on May 30th and is sure to have taken priceless condition from the run.
Lumosty failed to fire when tenth in the Stradbroke Handicap a fortnight ago but will relish a return to fillies and mares’ company in the 2015 Tattersall’s Tiara.
Finishing outside the first three only a handful of occasions in ten career starts, the Fastnet Rock filly won both the All Victoria Sprint Series Heat (1100m) and Listed Straight Six (1200m) with complete ease upon resuming this time.
Avoid Lightning laid a great account for herself when third in the 2014 edition of the Tattersall’s Tiara and is positioned perfectly for an even great result this year from barrier 1.
Claiming eleven wins and a further eight minors through 28 career starts so far, the Blevic mare has found slick form leading into the Tattersall’s Tiara; winning the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) and running second in the Listed June Stakes (1100m) most notably.
Talented three-year-old Najoom appeared likely to claim outright favouritism in early 2015 Tattersall’s Tiara betting markets but is yet to be confirmed for a start after figuring as second emergency.
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2015 Tattersall’s Tiara Final Field and Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11113×1861||SRIKANDI||Ciaron Maher||Kerrin McEvoy||20||57kg||112|
|2||6050×17111||HAZARD||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||14||57kg||101|
|3||x247419186||DIADEME (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||–||13||57kg||105|
|4||233×112122||CATKINS||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||57kg||110|
|5||x428x70x41||REAL SURREAL||Kelso Wood||Michael Cahill||16||57kg||97|
|6||13x1x30182||AVOID LIGHTNING||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||1||57kg||109|
|7||845x840x12||SOLICIT||Gerald Ryan||Tye Angland||7||57kg||103|
|8||x90x160x04||THUMP||Kris Lees||Glen Colless||9||57kg||101|
|9||925524×200||ESTONIAN PRINCESS||Gerald Ryan||Paul Hammersley||2||57kg||98|
|11||428x9x4733||BOUND FOR EARTH||Toby Edmonds||Timothy Bell||8||57kg||95|
|12||2x32405x54||ROSE OF CHOICE||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||15||57kg||93|
|13||040×205498||PERON||Peter G Moody||Brenton Avdulla||18||57kg||96|
|14||x22110x121||DUBLIN LASS||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||19||57kg||94|
|15||x57x4069x7||PEGGY JEAN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Zac Purton||17||55.5kg||92|
|16||x21816x110||LUMOSTY||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||10||55.5kg||102|
|17e||2x912190x0||TARLOSHAN (NZ)||Graeme Boyd||Luke Tarrant (a)||11||57kg||97|
|18e||2×111211||NAJOOM||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||12||55.5kg||96|
|19e||10x04x8305||JAZZ SONG||Mick Price||Jim Byrne||4||57kg||92|
|20e||04151×1591||VERGARA||Anthony Cummings||Ryan Wiggins||6||57kg||87|