Away Game will go around in the Healy Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day Tips & Preview

The final Group 1 race day of the season has arrived, and all focus will be on Eagle Farm for a thrilling edition of Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

An exception edition of the Tatt’s Tiara headlines the nine-race program, but there are plenty of winners to be found a huge value to be extracted!

Listed Tattersall’s Life Member Stakes (1830m) – 11:43am
No Bet

Just five horses have accepted for the first and Tutukaka has opened our $1.40 favourite.

Happy to wait and watch.

Ernie Ward Memorial QTIS 3YO Fillies Handicap (1200m) – 12:18pm
No. 1 Redoute's Image

Redoute’s Image will take winning form into the second on Tattersall’s Tiara Day and looks well placed to make it two in a row.

The Redoute’s Choice filly needed the run when she finished down the order at Rosehill when resuming, but she was far too good for a weaker field on the Sunshine Coast last time.

This is a step back up in class, but fitter third-up and under Craig Williams, I think she can win again.

Winning Edge Presentations QTIS 3YO C&G Handicap (1200m) – 12:53pm
No. 5 Kingston's Here

Kingston’s Here is another horse who looks up to recording a second-consecutive win on Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

The Rich Enuff gelding was impressive during his summer preparation, and he returned from a break to record a dominant win on the Gold Coast.

This is a step up in class, but it is hard to ignore what he did last time, and it is the next logical step.

Listed Tattersall’s Gold Crown (2137m) – 1:28pm
No. 1 Polly Grey

She returned a rare flat effort last time out, but I am more than happy to give Polly Grey another chance in this Listed race for mares.

She has hinted a real ability since arriving in Australia, but really has started to realise it this time in, and she has won each of the Epona Stakes, the Gosford Cup and the Lord Mayors Cup.

She’s rock-hard fit, Tommy Berry can give her a sweet ride and she will take a power of beating in something like this.

2021 Battle Of The Bush Final (1200m) – 2:03pm
No. 4 Ahwahneechee

This is the Queensland equivalent of the Country Championships Final, but the form is even tougher to line up.

Regardless, its pretty hard to look past Ahwahneechee’s recent record and with Hugh Bowman aboard, I’m happy to have something on.

The Zupaone gelding hasn’t finished worse than second at his last six starts, winning four times including a dominant effort at Barcaldine last time out.

Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) – 2:42pm
No Bet

For the second time on Tattersall’s Tiara Day, we’ll be faced with a very, very short favourite.

Incentivise has been nothing short of outstanding this prep and he probably just wins again. He’ll anchor countless multis, but I am not at all keen to dive in at $1.40 in the Tattersall’s Cup.

Edward Street Brisbane BM80 Handicap (1000m) – 3:22pm
No. 6 Shooting For Gold

Shooting For Gold hasn’t been seen at the races since January, but there is no doubt that he is one of Queensland’s brightest prospects, and he can make a winning return on Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

The Shooting To Win gelding won each of his first two starts back from a spell last time, including the Winning Rupert Plate, and he ended his prep with a run in the Magic Millions Guineas, albeit a failed title.

He returned a lovely trial at Doomben earlier this month and he is my best bet on the program.

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Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) – 3:58pm
No. 7 Brooklyn Hustle

This is a stacked edition of the Tatt’s Tiara, boasting several previous winners at the highest level of racing and some serious black type talent.

I’ve put Brooklyn Hustle on top, but you can find my complete 2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Tips RIGHT HERE.

Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) – 4:34pm
No. 6 Away Game

I think Away Game will be tough to beat second-up in the Healy Stakes on Saturday.

She has been nothing short of outstanding throughout her racing career, and Away Game takes her place in the WJ Healy Stakes field with more than $3 million prize money to her name.

She needed the run when she filled the minors in the Hinkler Handicap here a fortnight ago, but I’m confident that hit-out will have brought her right on.