Extra distance no problem for Tiyatrolani in Champagne Classic

The extra distance of the Group 2 $175,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday won’t be a problem for speedy filly Tiyatrolani according to trainer Tony Gollan.

Tiyatrolani will be stepping up in distance in the Champagne Classic at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Tiyatrolani will be stepping up in distance in the Champagne Classic at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Tiyatrolani will have to travel an extra ninety metres in the Champagne Classic after scoring an explosive win last start over 1110m in a two year old Plate at Doomben on April 30.

The Captain Sonador filly exploded from the barriers to dictate the race before careering away in the straight to record a four and a quarter lengths win, repeating her win on debut two weeks earlier when she put seven and a half lengths on her nearest rivals in a 1100m Ipswich two year old Maiden.

“I have no concern with the extra distance on Saturday at all,’’ Gollan told The Courier-Mail.

“She is pretty bombproof. She is very fast out of the gates and just keeps going through her gears during her races.’’

“Right from day one she has shown us plenty. She is a get-out-and-go filly but there is no doubt she will get further.”

Tiyatrolani has drawn the rails in the ten horse field and Tegan Harrison is set to maintain her association with the speedy filly after being on board for her two wins to date.

Bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au are also keen on the chances of Tiyatrolani and have her as the $2.40 favourite ahead of the John O’Shea trained Souchez at $5 and Bjorn Baker’s Winning Rupert at $5.50.

Souchez comes to Brisbane well credentialed following a third to Good Standing in the Group 2 $175,000 Pro-Ride Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 27 and a win in the Group 2 $175,000 Cafe Culture + Insitu Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill a fortnight later.

Jason Collett takes the ride on the Lonhro filly who has drawn next to Tiyatrolani in barrier two.

Winning Rupert scored a solid win on debut in a 1000m two year old Plate at the Sunshine Coast on April 23 and will be stepping up in class and distance in the Champagne Classic.

Champagne Classic market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.40 Tiyatrolani, $5 Souchez, $5.50 Winning Rupert, $6 Nikitas, $9.50 Candika, $16 Dreams Aplenty, $18 Crack Me Up, $19 Attention, $26 Earth, $126 Endless Days.

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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.

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