Premier trainer Chris Waller has five mares among the huge nominations for the 2019 Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
The Tattersall’s Racing Club received thirty-three nominations for the last Group 1 race of the 2018 – 2019 Racing season which is restricted to the fillies and mares.
A win by one of Waller’s mares will give the trainer eighteen Group 1 wins for the season and send him past champion trainer Tommy Smith who had held the record of seventeen Group 1 wins since last century.
“We have a strong team coming from several difference form angles,” Waller told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“It is a tough race to win though.”
Waller has nominated Eckstein, Egg Tart, Invincibella, Noire and Prompt Response.
Invincibella, Prompt Response and Noire could clash again after finishing first, third and fourth in the Group 2 $200,000 Pages Event Hire Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8.
Eckstein has won a 1000m Gold Coast barrier trial since finishing third to Savatiano in the Group 3 $150,000 Grinders Coffee Roasters Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm on May 25 while Egg Tart hasn’t started since finishing eighth to Avilius in the Group 1 $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on March 23 during the 2019 Sydney Autumn Carnival.
Four year old mare Savatiano heads up James Cummings three Tattersall’s Tiara nominations which also include the two fillies Multaja and Pohutukawa.
The training partnership of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace also has three entries with Naantali, Oregon’s Day and Quilista and trainer Garry Frazer has entered his Group 1 winner Spright.
The Cummings trained trio head the betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Tattersall’s Tiara with Pohutukawa the $6 favouirte ahead of Savatiano at $7.50 and Multaja at $9.
Early betting for the 2019 Tattersall’s Tiara at Ladbrokes.com.au: $6 Pohutukawa, $7.50 Savatiano, $9 Multaja, $10 Prompt Response, $11 Invincibella, $13 Outback Barbie, Princess Posh, Spright, $15 Baccarat Baby, Egg Tart, $17 Con Te Partiro, Quilista, Eckstein, Winter Bride, $21 Noire, Seabrook, Sweet Deal, $31 Irithea, Jamaican Rain, 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.
Nominations for the 2019 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m)
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||115×391422||BACCARAT BABY||F||3||David Vandyke||–|
|2||167720×900||BISOU BISOU||M||7||Nigel Tiley||90|
|4||x334449x16||CON TE PARTIRO (USA)||M||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||103|
|6||53330x348x||EGG TART||M||5||Chris Waller||–|
|7||x334x00570||I’LL HAVE A BIT||M||4||John McArdle||100|
|10||111x5x10x7||JAMAICAN RAIN||M||6||Richard Laming||–|
|11||96703×0450||MAGIC ALIBI||M||6||Toby Edmonds||91|
|15||5421224194||NAANTALI (NZ)||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||98|
|18||x5583x1600||OREGON’S DAY||M||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||106|
|19||7x1263x570||OUTBACK BARBIE||F||3||Tony Gollan||95|
|21||302357×992||PLATINUM ANGEL||M||4||Toby Edmonds||88|
|23||32×0136002||PRINCESS POSH||M||5||Kris Lees||106|
|24||1x70x34703||PROMPT RESPONSE||M||5||Chris Waller||111|
|25||4547×84212||QUILISTA||M||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||105|
|26||3×64519138||RIVER RACER||M||5||Les Ross||89.5|
|28||362×925954||SEABROOK (NZ)||F||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||–|
|29||48×6910099||SIREN’S FURY||M||5||Jason Coyle||101|
|30||0200×76153||SPLIT LIP||M||4||Will Clarken||–|
|32||4x211285x5||SWEET DEAL||M||4||John Thompson||85|
|33||1x110x1343||WINTER BRIDE||M||4||Toby Edmonds||107|