|What||Tattersall’s Tiara 2021|
|Where||Eagle Farm Racecourse – 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007|
|When||Saturday, June 16, 2021 | 3:58pm AEST|
|Conditions||Weight For Age | Fillies & Mares|
|2019 Winner||Invincibella (7) | T: Chris Waller | J: Jason Collett | W: 57kg|
The final Group 1 of the 2020/21 Australian racing season is the Tattersall’s Tiara for fillies and mares over the 1400m course at Eagle Farm this Saturday, and HorseBetting’s Queensland form analyst brings you his top three tips in what is a very open race. Stradbroke Handicap winner Tofane ($5.50) tops the market, while Odeum ($7), Savatiano ($8.50) and Subpoenaed ($9.50) round out the runners in single figures. In the big field of 17, we do expect plenty of speed, set up mainly by Dame Giselle, Yamazaki, Reelem In Ruby, Savatiano and Mizzy, with Sweet Deal, Jen Rules and Flit not all that far away. The race will jump at 3:58pm.
2021 Tatts Tiara betting preview
One of the unlucky runners out of the Stradbroke Handicap was Chris Waller’s four-year-old mare Subpoenaed. The daughter of Rip Van Winkle drew barrier 18 and had to settle back near last under the light weight, weaving her way home to finish 1.3 lengths back in fifth. The consistent mare has drawn a much kinder gate this Saturday in barrier two, and Hugh Bowman has made the decision to jump off stablemate Madam Rouge to partner this mare instead. Her run in the Stradbroke was a belter, as was her runner-up performance in the Robert Sangster Stakes the start prior, so the return to Fillies & Mares grade should suit her to a tee. She does have to turn the tables on Tofane, and the weight swing makes it harder, but the barrier draw swings it back in Subpoenaed’s favour. We are happy to take the $10.
The obvious choice here is Tofane after winning the Stradbroke in good style a fortnight ago. While the Mike Moroney-trained daughter of Ocean Park does rise 2.5kg under weight-for-age conditions, she has one big box ticked in that she is a winner at this track and trip. Craig Williams is riding with plenty of confidence this carnival and locked in this ride almost as soon as unsaddling the mare after the Straddie. Had she drawn any better than barrier 14, she would be our on top pick in what is set to be her swansong. The $6 is generous and appeals as a great each-way play.
Prior to the barrier draw, we thought Odeum was one of the main chances, if not the main chance, but barrier 15 gives us the shivers. The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr-trained filly was super in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes on Stradbroke Day, where she was wide throughout but only just missed to Brooklyn Hustle. James McDonald retains the ride, and the 2.5kg drop brings the Written Tycoon filly right into this. She was not quite up to this grade in the Queen of the Turf over the mile in April, but we believe she can be most effective over the 1400m on a track she has run well on in the past. If she isn’t posted wide for most of the trip, she can be in the finish again.
Best bets for Tattersall’s Tiara 2021
|$100 betting strategy|
|$40 each way||Subpoenaed|
|$10 each way||Tofane|