Last year’s champion Prompt Response has been withdrawn from this afternoon’s edition of the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).
The daughter of Beneteau ran second in 2017 behind Tycoon Tara before her 2018 Tiara success at Doomben.
Today the Tiara returns to its original home at Eagle Farm Racecourse, but Prompt Response will not be there to defend her crown.
The scratching paves the way for first emergency Baccarat Baby to gain a run from a wide barrier 16 of 18 draw.
The David Vandyke-trained Casino Prince filly is paying $21 through Ladbrokes.com.au to upset the older mares in this afternoon’s feature event.
Baccarat Baby is down in distance after her smart second when just a half-length behind the winner Kolding in the Group 2 $350,000 Queensland Guineas (1600m) over the mile at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day.
Waller meanwhile is still in line for success in the Australian racing season’s final Group 1 race saddling-up four other runners.
The best-fancied of his contingent is now Invincibella – an $11 chance in the latest Tattersall’s Tiara odds at Ladbrokes.com.au – in barrier seven.
Jason Collett rides the I Am Invincible five-year-old replacing James McDonald who was aboard for her last start success in the Group 2 $200,000 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m).
Invincibella also won the Dane Ripper last Queensland Winter Racing Carnival before she ran 1.75 lengths back fifth to her stablemate in the Tiara.
Waller’s other Tiara hopes this season are Glenlogan Park Stakes placegetter Eckstein ($21), former dual Oaks winner Egg Tart ($15) and consistent Foxwedge mare Noire ($19) coming off a fourth when under a length beaten in the Dane Ripper.
Updated Tatt’s Tiara odds are led by the firming Pohutukawa, one of three in the line-up for the powerful Godolphin stable.
The James Cummings-trained Medaglia D’Oro filly ran third in the Queensland Guineas after a luckless run and is tipped to improve this weekend.
The other best in betting at $5.50 and $7.50 respectively are Godolphin’s two other runners –Savatiano and Multaja – who both come off a lead-up win.
Tommy Berry partners the Glenlogan Park Stakes winning Street Cry four-year-old Savatiano, while veteran hoop Jeff Lloyd chases one final Group 1 success on Multaja before he retires from the saddle on July 13.
2019 Tattersall’s Tiara race day market order available at Ladbrokes.com.au.