The Kris Lees stable has given Princess Posh the all clear to take her place in the 2019 Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Savatiano, above, is the early favourite for the 2019 Tattersall's Tiara at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Savatiano, above, is the early favourite for the 2019 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Princess Posh was back in favour with a slashing second at triple figure odds to The Bostonian in the Group 1 $700,000 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm on May 25 but was then a shock race day scratching from the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm a fortnight later.

On course Racing Queensland vets deemed that Princess Posh was lame and subsequently withdrew her an hour before the Group 1 feature sprint but the Lees stable has declared her fit to take on the top quality field of fillies and mares this weekend following a solid gallop on the Doomben course proper last week.

“She ran smart time at Doomben and the vet went over her and gave a thumbs-up,” stable representative Mel Eggleston told AAP.

“She is bucking her brand off up here. Kris believes a month between runs won’t do her any harm.”

Princess Posh has been placed twice at Group 1 level and as well as being runner up in the Kingsford-Smith Cup, finished third behind Dixie Blossoms and El Dorado Dreaming in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill during the 2019 Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Pre-post betting at Ladbrokes.com.au has Princess Posh marked at $13 for the Tattersall’s Tiara while the three James Cummings trained horses sit at the top of the market order with Savatiano the $5 favourite ahead of Pohutukawa at $6 and Multaja at $9.

Early betting for the 2019 Tattersall’s Tiara at Ladbrokes.com.au: $5 Savatiano, $6 Pohutukawa, $9 Multaja, $10 Prompt Response, $11 Invincibella, $12 Egg Tart, $13 Outback Barbie, Princess Posh, Spright, $15 Baccarat Baby, Eckstein, Noire, $17 Con Te Partiro, Quilista, Winter Bride, $21 Seabrook, Sweet Deal, $26 Jamaican Rain, $31 Irithea, Naantali, Oregon’s Day, $41 Platinum Angel, $51 Manaya, Pecans, Siren’s Fury, $61 Malahide, Notation, $81 River Racer, $101 Churning, Magic Alibi, Split Lip, $151 I’ll Have A Bit, $201 Bisou Bisou.

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