Word For Word will go around in Race 3 at Eagle Farm. Photo: Steve Hart

2021 Tattersall’s Members Cup Day Tips & Preview

We’re back to the Sunshine Coast for Queensland’s major metro card this week and the Listed Tattersall’s Members Cup headlines the program.

There are some quality horses engaged and you can find a full list of Tattersall’s Members Cup Day tips below.

Tattersall’s Arcade Class 3 Plate (1600m) – 1:23pm AEDT
No. 7 Word For Word

Word For Word has returned some lovely efforts in tougher races in Sydney and this looks a very nice target for her.

The Chris Waller-trained mare ended her last prep in terrific form, and while it has taken her a few to get going this time, she has still managed to race well around some quality gallopers.

Happy to be with her on the Sunshine Coast.

Legacy Benchmark 75 Handicap (1800m) – 1:58pm AEDT
No. 7 Steinbrenner

Steinbrenner will take winning form into the second on Tattersall’s Members Cup Day and looks up to making it two in a row.

The five-year-old son of Sun Ruler has continued to improve with each start back from a spell and strikes this race in peak condition, having won two of his last three.

A drop in the weights will suit and he is drawn to receive every chance from barrier 3.

Tattersall’s Weddings Jewel Prelude 2YO Fillies Plate (1000m) – 2:37pm AEDT
No. 2 Sweet Dolly

Sweet Dolly puts an unbeaten record on the line on Saturday and I can’t find a reason why she won’t be able to win again.

The daughter of Real Saga put paid to them in maiden company at Townsville on debut and came to town for an impressive win in the Listed Calaway Gal.

The Rockhampton local has been kept up to the mark with a nice trial and this looks another very winnable race for her.

Tattersall’s Events Jewel Prelude 2YO Colts & Geldings Plate (1000m) – 3:17pm AEDT
No. 2 Cochrane & No. 1 Sherwood Prince

Cochrane enters this race a maiden, but he has certainly stamped himself as a runner to follow and can record his first win.

The Spirit Of Boom gelding finished second behind Alpine Edge in the Listed Phelan Ready on debut and was sent for a spell after doing plenty wrong at Randwick on Boxing Day.

He has had the benefit of a trial and looks ready to go.

I’m also going to have a small each-way play on Sherwood Prince at the big price ($23 at publish).

Sherwood Prince was a model of consistency during his debut campaign, recording two wins and two placings from five starts.

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Travis Schultz & Partners Jewel Prelude 3YO Handicap (1000m) – 3:57pm AEDT
No. 1 Kisukano

She didn’t show much when resuming at Eagle Farm, but Kisukano is the best horse in this field and she can return to winning form.

The Bel Esprit filly has been a strong and consistent performer since making her debut and has beaten plenty of quality horses along the way.

I’m expecting good improvement and she’ll be suited to the big track and Corbould Park.

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Winning Edge Benchmark 80 Handicap (1000m) – 4:37pm AEDT
No. 5 Katy's Daughter

This shapes as one of the more open races on Saturday’s Sunshine Coast card and there is a case to be made for several, including Katy’s Daughter.

Katy’s Daughter really just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and has missed placing only three times in sixteen career starts.

She recorded consecutive wins here and at Doomben before finishing second in the Magic Millions Country Cup last time, and the $7 we’re getting at publish looks a touch of overs.

IPG Marketing Solutions Open Handicap (1200m) – 5:13pm AEDT
No. 7 Gem Of Scotland

She hasn’t been seen at the races since March last year, but we know how good she is and I am happy to be with her off the long break.

The Rothesay mare enjoyed a meteoric rise during her first couple of preparation, picking off plenty of decent races and competing well in black type company.

She is drawn to get a nice run under James Orman, and I can’t find one to beat her.

Listed Tattersall’s Members’ Cup (1600m) – 5:50pm AEDT
No. 2 Ligulate

Ligulate looks to have found top gear and the Tattersall’s Members’ Cup looks a nice feature race for him.

The Domesday gelding finished down the order in The Kosciuszko earlier this prep and hasn’t run a bad race in the wake, winning three times, including two in succession leading into this.

With luck from the wide draw, he will be very hard to hold out.

Garth Hughes Memorial Benchmark 75 Handicap (1400m) – 6:28pm AEDT
No. 16 Scottish Mist

Not the easiest way to end the day, but I’ll be having something on last-start winner Scottish Mist.

Scottish Mist is yet another horse that rarely returns a poor effort and she has improved for each of her three back from a spell this time, culminating in a smart win at Doomben last time.

This is a bit harder, but she gets in well under the conditions and can continue her rise through the grades.