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Group 1 racing comes to a close for another Australian racing season on Saturday at Eagle Farm Racecourse with the fillies and mares facing off in the Tattersall’s Tiara 2016, a detailed form guide analysis for which is found below.
Due to jump as Eagle Farm Race 8 at 3:17pm (AEST), a final field of 16 face off in this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m).
Two favourites have saluted in the weight-for-age feature in as many years and the top fancy in Tattersall’s Tiara betting at Ladbrokes.com.au this Queensland Winter Racing Carnival is the Ciaron Maher-trained Azkadellia.
She is the market mover too backed in from $2.70 to $2.40 to hand Maher with back-to-back wins after his success in the race 12 months ago with Srikandi.
A host of other mares coming off good lead-up form are also under $10 for the Tiara title this season including Kris Lees’ flyer from NSW Danish Twist ($5.50) and retiring seven-year-old Cradle Me ($8) shooting for a popular double after her Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) win a fortnight back.
That’s the tale of the tape spun by the bookies, but does the Tattersall’s Tiara form guide, betting history and statistics reveal a different story for punters?
2016 Tattersall’s Tiara Form Facts & Betting Stats
- Last year’s Tattersall’s Tiara winner was the Ciaron Maher-trained four-year-old Srikandi (2015) who was the race favourite, came off a Stradbroke Handicap win and jumped from barrier 15 of 15 with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle
- Ciaron Maher (1-1-0-0) is back this year after another win this time with #1 Azkadellia ($2.40) who is also the top fancy in betting and out to atone for a last start 10th in the Stradbroke at the same track and distance
- The only trainer to date to prepare back-to-back Tiara winners is Graeme Begg with Bonanova (1999-2000)
- The only other previous Tattersall’s Tiara winning trainer with a runner this year is Gai Waterhouse (7-1-1-0) with #10 Echo Gal ($41)
- Jockey Kerrin McEvoy (4-1-0-0) chases back-to-back winning Tiara rides this year partnering #11 Artistry ($15)
- The other previous Tattersall’s Tiara winning jockeys with a ride on Saturday are: Michael Cahill (11-1-1-0) on #12 Palazzo Pubblico ($41) and Jeff Lloyd (1-1-0-0) on #13 Onemorezeta ($41)
- The Stradbroke Handicap has produced five of the past 10 Tattersall’s Tiara winners including Srikandi who completed the double last year; this year the Stradbroke Handicap graduates backing up in the Tiara are: Precious Gem (6th) and Azkadellia (10th)
- Last year’s winning barrier (15) has produced just one Tiara winner (since 1996) and belongs this year to #13 Onemorezeta
- Three of the past four Tattersall’s Tiara winners jumped from double-digit barriers including two from the widest alley with Srikandi (15 of 15 in 2015) and Red Tracer (16 of 16 in 2013)
- The outside barrier on Saturday (16 of 16) is drawn by #16 My Poppette ($21)
- The most successful Tattersall’s Tiara barrier (since 1996) producing three winners is gate seven drawn this year by #6 Jessy Belle ($26)
- The four most recent winners all came off a last-start victory; there are three last start winners in the field this year with: #2 Danish Twist (Listed June Stakes, 1100m, Randwick, 11/06/2016), #4 Cradle Me (Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes, 1400m, Eagle Farm, 11/06/2016) and #15 Blueberry Hill (Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic, 1350m, Ipswich, 18/06/2016)
- #4 Cradle Me ($8) is out to complete the Dane Ripper Stakes – Tiara double for the third time in four years following the success of Red Tracer (2013) and Cosmic Endeavour (2014) in both races
- The Dane Ripper Stakes has produced a total of four Tiara champions since 2009; the other Dane Ripper graduates in the Tiara on Saturday along with the winner are: Artistry (2nd), Jessy Belle (3rd), Onemorezeta (4th), Beatnicks (6th) and My Poppette (11th)
- #16 My Poppette and #15 Blueberry Hill are the two fillies in the field; 3YOs fillies have won five of the past eight Tattersall Tiara editions
- The other most successful age group with five wins in the past 11 years is four-year-olds; the 4YOs in the mix this season are: #1 Azkadellia, #2 Danish Twist, #5 Miss Cover Girl, #7 Sultry Feeling, #8 Press Report, #10 Echo Gal, #11 Artistry, #12 Palazzo Pubblico and #13 Onemorezeta
- No mare older than five-years-old has ever won the race; this year that rules out #3 Precious Gem (6YO) and #4 Cradle Me (7YO)
- The highest Win Rate of the field belongs to #2 Danish Twist (47%) followed by #1 Azkadellia (38%), #11 Artistry (38%) and #15 Blueberry Hill (36%)
- The best Place Rate of the field belongs to #1 Azkadellia (88%) followed by #2 Danish Twist (82%)
- The runners with the best winning record over the distance (1400m) are: #2 Danish Twist (8-4-3-1), #3 Precious Gem (11-3-1-1), #6 Jessy Belle (13-3-2-3), #1 Azkadellia (5-2-2-0), #4 Cradle Me (7-2-2-1), #14 Beatniks (7-2-2-2) and #9 Scarlet Billows (8-2-0-0)
- #4 Cradle Me (2-1-0-0) is the only previous winner at the Eagle Farm track
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2016 Tattersall’s Tiara Form Guide
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