On the back of a Group 2 Queensland Guineas win last start the Chris Waller-trained filly Tsaritsa has opened short priced favourite to score another Black-Type win at Eagle Farm in Saturday’s Daybreak Lover 2016.
The in-form daughter of Dane Shadow is one of 11 three-year-olds in the mix for the last on Tatterall’s Tiara Day with the $125,000 Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1400m) closing the card as Eagle Farm Race 10 at 4:32pm (AEST).
Originally the season’s top Group 1 winning horseman Waller had Tsaritsa nominated for a much tougher assignment.
She was in the mix for the $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) against the older mares, but Waller resisted temptation and has her running against her own age instead.
Hugh Bowman is booked to replace the ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira on Tsaritsa in the Daybreak Lover Stakes from the inside alley and she sits top of the odds at a short $2.05 through Ladbrokes.com.au.
Also coming out of the Queensland Guineas run over the mile on Stradbroke Day a fortnight back and running in the Daybreak Lover is the Kevin Kemp-trained third placegetter Sold For Song.
The daughter of Collate, trained at Toowoomba, occupies the second line of Daybreak Stakes betting at $4.20 to turn the tables on Tsaritsa this Saturday.
Apprentice James Orman continues his association with the consistent youngster who has Black-Type winning from at Doomben from the summer and is also a Group 3 runner-up at the Gold Coast against the boys.
She was defeated only a length and a half in the Guineas last time out carrying 55kg from barrier 18 of 18.
This weekend Tsaritsa goes up from 55kg to 57kg while Sold For Song, who will relish an easier run from barrier seven, drops to 54.5kg getting the weight advantage for the rematch.
There are two other single-figure hopes with Perfect Dare ($6) and Salmanzar ($8) considered the other main dangers.
Matthew Dunn saddles-up Fastnet Rock gelding Perfect Dare who is the best fancied of the colts and geldings.
Two back he ran third to Waller’s Counterattack in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) before his fifth in the Queensland Guineas beaten under two lengths.
Coming off a different lead-up, the Tony Gollan-trained local Encosta De Lago gelding Salmanzar is a winner of two of his four starts to date and raced last weekend at Ipswich for a second behind In His Stride at Ipswich.
In His Stride also backs-up on successive Saturdays and is the current Daybreak Lover market mover ($15 into $12) to score another stakes victory for Toowoomba trainer Rex Lipp.
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