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Stradbroke Handicap third placegetter Champagne Cuddles has been installed the early favourite after nominations were taken for the 2018 Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Prompt Response, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Tattersall's Club Tiara at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Prompt Response, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Bjorn Baker trained Champagne Cuddles is one of thirty-seven fillies and mares nominations for the last Group 1 of the 2017 – 2018 racing season.

The Not A Single Doubt three year old filly is yet to win at Group 1 level but has been placed at all of her four attempts in the elect company which includes her last start third behind Santa Ana Lane and Super Cash in the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on June 9.

Bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au have installed Champagne Cuddles as the $5.50 favourite for the 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara just ahead of last year’s runner up Prompt Response at $6 and Super Cash at $6.50.

Other high quality mares among the nominations for the Tattersall’s Club Tiara include Group 1 winning mares Daysee Doom, Shillelagh, Volpe Veloce, Aide Memoire and Miss Wilson along with a host of Group 1 placed fillies and mares.

The Ron Quinton trained Daysee Doom was the winner of the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival and will be having her first run back since running eleventh to Alizee in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 14.

Shillelagh from the Chris Waller stable has been struggling to find her best form since winning the Group 1 $1m Kennedy Mile (1600m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival and is coming off a last start sixth to Santa Ana Lane in the Stradbroke Handicap while Kiwi mares Miss Wilson, Aide Memoire and Volpe Veloce are Group 1 winners in New Zealand.

Invincibella is one of four Chris Waller trained mares among the nominations for the Tattersall’s Club Tiara and as well as Shillelagh, stablemates French Emotion and Noire are also entered.

Missrock is also another mare who has been knocking on the door for a Group 1 win after being runner up in the last two runnings of the Group 1 $1m Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville.

Local mare Savanna Amour is yet to be tested in Group 1 company but is a winner at Group 2 and Group 3 level and is coming off a last start win in the Listed $100,000 Makers Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on June 9.

Early betting for the 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara at Ladbrokes.com.au: $5.50n Champagne Cuddles, $6 Prompt Response, $6.50 Super Cash, $8 Miss Wilson, Savanna Amour, $9Moss Trip, Shillelagh, $10 Daysee Doom, Invincible Gem, $16 Invincibella, Missrock, Pedrena, Siren’s Fury, Volpe Veloce, $21 Jamaican Rain, $26 Noire, $61 Aide Memoire, French Emotion, Just Dreaming, Legless Veuve, Magic Alibi, Schism, Shazee Lee, Spright, $1011 or better the rest.

Nominations for the 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1350m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2027×07808 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees 103
2 x32222x133 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker 105
3 490×390058 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees 98
4 1250x1150x DAYSEE DOOM M 5 Ron Quinton 111
5 x444x1180x FARAWAY TOWN M 4 Matthew Smith 95
6 56649×2112 FOXY HOUSEWIFE M 4 David Vandyke 76.5
7 x877x24110 FRENCH EMOTION M 6 Chris Waller 100
8 x02x6x6230 GHISONI M 5 James Cummings 102
9 32741×4321 INVINCIBELLA M 4 Chris Waller 103
10 2x13x35039 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees 107
11 3x11425x11 JAMAICAN RAIN M 5 Richard Laming 81
12 0212×51763 JUST DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 94
13 5028x26x06 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) M 4 Henry Dwyer 98
14 x20821x59x LYUBA M 5 Darren Weir 98
15 72534×4021 MAGIC ALIBI M 5 Gerald Ryan 89.5
16 x27129831x MISS WILSON M 5 John Bary 103
17 49729×3782 MISSROCK M 4 Robbie Laing 106
18 23×1315113 MOSS TRIP F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 94
19 18x1112x41 NOIRE M 4 Chris Waller 93
20 53x261x230 O’RACHAEL M 4 Toby Edmonds 83
21 4327×45587 OUR BEEBEE M 4 Rex Lipp 83
22 1114×7 PARIS ROCK (NZ) F 3 Henry Dwyer 75
23 121x21x018 PEDRENA M 4 Mick Price 103
24 128x230x00 PEPPERANO M 5 Liam Birchley 87
25 344×145122 PROMPT RESPONSE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 109
26 1x71192x61 SAVANNA AMOUR M 4 Chris Meagher 106
27 460×622230 SCHISM M 5 Ciaron Maher 95
28 1x90765x94 SHAZEE LEE M 4 Scott Singleton 85
29 731x076x46 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 109
30 485313×114 SIREN’S FURY M 4 Jason Coyle 96
31 74313x56x9 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 6 Jason Coyle 95
32 3x90x10866 SPRIGHT M 4 Garry Frazer 99
33 x188x1x042 SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet 108
34 1112283×90 SWAMPLAND (NZ) M 4 Henry Dwyer 89
35 5x3317x307 SYLPHEED M 4 Toby Edmonds 93
36 1x16x12x26 TUMBLER M 6 Barry Lockwood 92
37 160x117x26 VOLPE VELOCE M 4 Graham Richardson & Gavin Parker 105

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.