Tsaritsa not a certain Tiara starter

Leading Tattersall’s Tiara contender Tsaritsa is not a certain starter in the Group One race at Eagle Farm.

The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old has been added to the entries for the Listed Daybreak Lover, also over 1400 metres, on Saturday.

Waller said he would make a decision at acceptance time on Wednesday whether she raced against her own age or took on the older mares.

“I will make a decision in the morning,” Waller said.

“We are leaning towards the Daybreak Lover as we are concerned she is still a preparation away from the big time.”

After winning two benchmark races in Sydney, Tsaritsa won the Group Two Queensland Guineas last Saturday week to prompt thoughts of the Tiara.


Azkadellia is the $2.80 favourite for the final Group One race of the season with Tsaritsa and Danish Twist both at $5.

The Kris Lees-trained Danish Twist has won her past four starts beginning her sequence with victory in the $500,000 Provincial Championship in April.

She has since added the Ladies Day Cup at Hawkesbury, the Dark Jewel Classic at Scone and the June Stakes at Randwick.

Trainer Ciaron Maher gave Azkadellia the green light after watching her work in Brisbane on Tuesday morning.

Azkadellia disappointed punters as favourite for the Stradbroke Handicap but Maher puts her unplaced run down to being in the wrong part of the track.

Nick Hall rides the mare on Saturday.

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