A full field of sixteen fillies and mares will compete for the last Group 1 trophy of the 2017 – 2018 racing season in the $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. The final Group 1 field of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival is made of sixteen fillies and mares plus five emergencies with the Bjorn Baker trained filly Champagne Cuddles drawing nicely at barrier four.
In contrast, the other filly to take on the older mares in the Tatt’s Tiara, the Team Snowden trainer Moss Trip, has drawn the outside barrier, twenty-one in the original draw, and will have the entire field inside of her when the final field is reduced to sixteen runners on race day.
We have analysed all 21 horses in the field and our Tattersall’s Club Tiara tips can be found below.
Invincibella’s form leading into the Tattersall’s Club Tiara has been first class with a second in the Group 3 Glenlogan Stakes (1350m) followed by a win in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes over the same course and distance as the Tatt’s Tiara. The Chris Waller trained mare has drawn awkwardly but will move in four spots if all the emergencies fail to gain a start.
Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Miss Wilson will tackle the Tatt’s Tiara first up and has drawn around the middle of the pack. Hastings trainer John Bary has prepared Miss Wilson for her first up assault with a five lengths barrier trial win over 1000m at Eagle Farm on June 12. No doubt she has the ability to be in the finish.
The Ron Quinton trained Daysee Doom claimed a Group 1 win during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival with her victory in the Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill but has been out of the money at her two runs since. The mare likes to race on the pace and Andrew Adkins will have no option but to go forward again from a wide gate.
Prompt Response was runner up to Tycoon Tara in last year’s Tatt’s Tiara and her recent form suggests that she could be fighting out the finish again. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained mare finished second to Invincibella in the Dane Ripper Stakes and will be able to take up a handy position from an inside barrier.
Super Cash put herself into contention with her best Group 1 performance last start when second to Santa Ana Lane in the Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben two Saturday’s ago. Has drawn out wide which will made her job harder.
The Chris Waller trained Shillelagh was a Group 1 winner during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival but has failed to fill a placing since. Shillelagh’s latest effort saw her finish sixth in the Stradbroke Handicap. Will need plenty of luck from a midfield barrier.
Missrock has had a freshen up since finishing second in the Group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville and has not been far off a Group 1 win. The Robbie Lang trained Missrock will be facing another tough task to break through for her maiden Group 1 win after drawing a wide gate.
French Emotion, another one from the Chris Waller stable, was a narrow winner two starts back in the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes at Morphettville but then finished down the track on a heavy tack when fourteenth in the Dane Ripper Stakes. A good barrier will help her chances.
Invincible Gem wasn’t disgraced last start when ninth, beaten less than four lengths, in the Stradbroke Handicap and could be a contender back to fillies and mares class on a good track.
Savanna Amour will be flying the flag for a home town Group 1 victory but is facing a huge step up in grade after scoring a tough win in the Listed Hinkler Handicap at Doomben. Eagle Farm trainer Chris Meagher said that Savanna Amour has earned her chance at Group 1 level and Ben Melham will be able to give her every chance from the inside gate.
The Graham Richardson and Gavin Parker trained Volpe Veloce is another of the Kiwi Group 1 winning mares and wasn’t disgraced with her sixth to Impending in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup over the 135om at Doomben on May 26. Has the ability to fugure in the finish.
Pedrena was back in the winner’s stall two starts back in the Group 3 Glenlogan Stakes at Doomben but then never threaten on a heavy track when eighth in the Dane Ripper Stakes. Will be better suited back on top of the ground.
Just Dreaming is stepping up in sharply in class and will find this a lot harder than her last start third in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes at the Sunshine Coast on June 2.
The Jason Coyle trained Siren’s Fury has worked her way up through the grades and was only beaten one length last start when fourth in the Dane Ripper Stakes and will facing similar opposition here.
Champagne Cuddles has been placed four times at Group 1 level and gets her chance to break through for a maiden Group 1 victory in the Tatt’s Tiara coming off a last start third in the Stradbroke Handicap. Corey Brown will be able to give the filly the run of the race from barrier four in the capacity field and she is one of the main chances.
The Team Snowden trained Moss Trip has been racing in top form but has had her chances slashed after drawing the outside barrier. The Mossman filly made up plenty of ground from the back last start when third in the Dane Ripper Stakes but is facing a huge task here.
Legless Veuve is the first emergency and place chances look best if she makes her way into the field after her last start sixth in the Group 2 Moreton Cup at the Sunshine Coast.
Faraway Town is facing a tough first up task in this company. Has won two recent barrier trials at Warwick Farm and Randwick.
Noire looks out of her class after a win in a BenchMark 85 Handicap at Randwick.
Will find this tougher than her last start win in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich last Saturday.
Sylpheed was always well back last start when seventh in the Dane Ripper Stakes.