Tattersall’s Cup (BR6)
– Ibicenco producing an eye catching run in the Lord Mayor’s Cup behind Solzhenitsyn at his first start this preparation before only running averagely over the mile again last time out. Stepping up to 2200m here, he will be ready to peak and is drawn to get a good run. Rothera has producing three eye-catching runs this preparation without winning but will go close here if he can produce the form that saw him beaten less than two and a half lengths in the Brisbane Cup. Any rain would further help his cause. Kiwi visitor Endor carried a big weight to win at the Sunshine Coast last time out and has scored at three of his past four outings. He is in career best form and can run well at big odds, while Verdant is also worth considering.
Selections: Ibicenco, Rothera, Endor, Verdant
Tattersall’s Tiara (BR7) **$100,000 First Four Jackpot**
- A strong field has been assembled for the last Group One of the season, with proven Group One performer Streama carrying the number one saddlecloth. She was a very good third in the Stradbroke, is drawn well and will be hard to beat. Yosei has won three races at the top level, including this two years ago, and has been racing consistently well with little luck. She didn’t get clear running for a long way up the Eagle Farm straight but should get a good run from barrier five and will be in the finish with any luck. Three year-olds have won four of the past five renewals of this event, including the past three, and the classic generation’s best chance of a win is Peron. The Patinack filly has won six of her seven career starts and John Thompson holds her in higher regard than last year’s winner Pear Tart. Red Tracer, She’s Clean and Risk Aversion are others worth considering.
Selections: Streama, Yosei, Peron, Spirit Song
Healy Stakes (BR8)
– Connections were confident that Riva De Lago would go well in the Stradbroke if he got into the race and he will be very hard to beat in this event. He charged home on a leader biased track at Scone to finish second last time out and will again be motoring home at the death. Rob Heathcote three runners all appear to have claims, with Griffon and Gundy Son backmarkers and Funtantes likely to make the pace. Griffon finished third in this event twelve months ago and was only narrowly beaten in the QTC Cup on Oaks day. If Funtantes gets her own way out in front she will be hard to run down having dropped significantly in the weights. Howmuchdoyouloveme was a dominant winner of the Lightning Stakes last time out and will be hard to beat if he arrives in the same order.
Selections: Riva De Lago, Griffon, Funtantes, Howmuchdoyouloveme
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