The final Group 1 race of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, the 2024 Tattersall’s Tiara, promises to be a thrilling contest with a capacity field of fillies and mares set to do battle at Eagle Farm this Saturday.

Bella Nipotina

Group 1 winning mare Bella Nipotina heads the 2024 Tattersall’s
Tiara field in Brisbane this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The entries are headed by the in-form mare Bella Nipotina, who comes off a runner-up finish in the Stradbroke Handicap.

Despite carrying the top weight in that race, she only went down by a narrow margin.

Now back in her own sex division and at set weights, Bella Nipotina is well-placed to claim her third Group 1 victory.

However, she has been dealt a wide barrier draw (17, although this will come in to 15 with emergencies out).

The widest barrier draw to win the race in recent times came in 2015, when Srikandi saluted from barrier 15 for trainer Ciaron Maher – the same trainer as Bella Nipotina.

Ryan Maloney will take the reins on Bella Nipotina, who is the current favourite in Tattersall’s Tiara betting at $2.70 with Ladbrokes.

The only other runner in single figures in the betting is C’est Magique, trained by Chris Waller, who is at $6 in the Tatt’s Tiara odds online.

This mare recently transferred to Waller’s stable and came out winning her first run for him in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes.

Waller is a two-time winner of the Tattersall’s Tiara and will be hoping C’est Magique can become the first mare since Invincibella (also trained by Waller) in 2019 to complete the Dane Ripper Stakes – Tattersall’s Tiara double.

Waller has three runners in the race, with C’est Magique joined by stablemates Roots ($18) and Vienna Princess ($35).

An interesting runner at each-way odds is the three-year-old filly Roll On High ($11), who is looking to become the first horse of her age group to win the Tattersall’s Tiara since Startantes in 2022.

Other runners with winning hopes include Opal Ridge ($11) and Coeur Volante ($12).

The Tattersall’s Tiara is scheduled for Race 8 at Eagle Farm on Saturday with a post time of 3:58pm (AEST).

2024 Tattersall’s Tiara Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5×45424122 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher Ryan Maloney 17 57kg 118
2 15x21123x0 SEMANA Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 6 57kg 108
3 2x5010x30x ROOTS Chris Waller Tim Clark 8 57kg 106
4 125x290x18 OPAL RIDGE Luke Pepper Tommy Berry 5 57kg 105
5 18x413x567 COMRADE ROSA Tony Gollan Ms Angela Jones 19 57kg 103
6 41x21232x3 BUBBLE ROCK (USA) Tony Gollan Billy Egan 15 57kg 102
7 x116x490x8 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller 1 57kg 102
8 957x3294x1 C’EST MAGIQUE Chris Waller James McDonald 9 57kg 101
9 36x11151x0 LEKVARTE (NZ) Joseph Pride Reece Jones 7 57kg 101
10 1250×61692 AUSBRED FLIRT Brad Widdup Tyler Schiller 12 57kg 97
11 3x530x3007 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 57kg 96
12 x32125x177 ZOE’S PROMISE Kris Lees Michael Rodd 13 57kg 95
13 3332114×15 COCO JAMBOO (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 3 57kg 95
14 41x114x46 COEUR VOLANTE (NZ) Michael Moroney Blake Shinn 16 55.5kg 100
15 211×647710 ROLL ON HIGH Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Vlad Duric 4 55.5kg 98
16 x1211x5373 ABOUNDING Robert Heathcote Martin Harley 18 55.5kg 95
17 208×126633 MISS JOELENE Kelly Schweida James Orman 10 55.5kg 91
18e 741300×520 BANANA QUEEN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Damien Thornton 2 57kg 90
19e 555×207051 WILLINGA BEAST Kris Lees 14 57kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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