There was just one filly in the Group 1 $700,000 Tattersall's Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm this year, and Rob Heathcote's diminutive little powerhouse Startantes proved too strong for her old rivals in the season's final elite level race.
Annavisto for Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr. is the firm favourite to take out the final Group 1 of the winter carnival in Queensland when she lines-up in Saturday’s $700,000 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm.
Former Queensland-trained star Alligator Blood went a long way to putting controversy behind him with an impressive upset in the Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) for his new trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.
Sheeza Belter produced a stellar performance to hand the Snowden stable a third elite level this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with another win over the boys in the Group 1 $1 million J.J. Atkins (1600m). One-length winner of the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at the track last start, Gold Standard filly Sheeza Belter franked that form up in grade and distance stepping up to a mile on Stradbroke Handicap Day. Queensland Oaks winning jockey from last weekend, William Pike, produced another well-timed ride on another top-performing filly to get Sheeza Belter home first in this year’s J.J.…
The two-year-old milers are on show at Eagle Farm this weekend facing off in the Group 1 $1 million J.J. Atkins (1600m), and the bookies are having a hard time separating the top three chances in the markets.
Gregory Hickman’s in-form five-year-old Eleven Eleven has shot to the top of the markets for Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) following Tuesday evening’s all-important barrier draw.