Princess Posh Still Targets Tatt’s Tiara 2019

June 11, 2019

Princess Posh Still Targets Tatt’s Tiara 2019

The 2019 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 22 remains on the radar for the Kris Lees-trained Princess Posh despite her late scratching from last weekend’s Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

Kris Lees. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Trainer Kris Lees is hoping Stradbroke late scratching Princess Posh can make the Tatt’s Tiara 2019 field. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Connections of the in-form Canford Cliffs five-year-old were keen to take a shot at Queensland’s most lucrative race after Princess Posh put in an outstanding run on May 25 when runner-up to The Bostonian in the Group 1 $700,000 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m).

Beaten under a length that run as a genuine roughie in betting, the mare was forced out of the Stradbroke Handicap field after racing stewards found her unsound to race.

Princess Posh was vetted on the eve of the race and scratched officially on race day despite having been cleared earlier in the week after overcoming an unrelated foot abscess.

Connections at Australia Bloodstock enjoyed a later Eagle Farm win with 2019 Caulfield Cup hopeful Sixties Groove taking out the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) and stablemate Big Duke third.

Still, not having a Stradbroke runner was a notable blow and one they hope to atone for with Princess Posh needing to be cleared for a run in the Group 1 $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) back at the track Saturday week.

The team are desperately hoping for a good result in the Tiara having opted to withdraw Princess Posh from the Gold Coast’s national broodmare sale for the Stradbroke – Tiara double following her better than expected run in the Kingsford-Smith.

“We’ll fly our vet up and show them that that’s just the way she is,” Australian Bloodstock co-director Jamie Lovett told AAP.

“She’s had that gait for three years, that’s just the way she walks and trots up. Nothing has changed in three years.”

Bookmakers are taking few chances with the mare and currently have Princess Posh installed at $10 all-in Tatt’s Tiara odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Pre-field Tattersall’s Tiara betting is led by the Godolphin-raced Glenlogan Park Stakes winning mare Savatiano ($4.60).

Her stablemate, the fellow James Cummings-trained Pohutukawa, is the $6 second pick for this winter’s Tiara win after the filly finished under a length third in last Saturday’s Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m).

The Tattersall’s Tiara race nominations for 2019 close on Monday with the final field and updated odds at Ladbrokes.com.au out on Wednesday.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds