Tony Gollan trained mares Sheiswhatsheis and Pindan Pearl are among the nominations for the Listed $100,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Mile (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Front running mare Sheiswhatsheis had the better of her stablemate by five and a quarter lengths when the pair ran the quinella last start in the 1640m Open Handicap at Doomben on July 8.
Sheiswahtsheis had been considered for a North Queensland campaign in the $100,000 Townsville Cup over 2000m on July 29 but Gollan preferred to chase a Listed race win and add more Black Type to the Bernardini mare’s breeding profile.
The five year old mare is yet to win a Listed race but has been placed three times at that level.
“She has shown she can run 2000 metres with her third in the Toowoomba Cup. But she is very good at Doomben and around the 1600 metre mark,” Gollan told AAP.
“Hopefully, we will get a late season Doomben surface with a bit of the sting out it.”
Sheiswhatsheis had the luxury of apprentice Alannah Fancourt’s 1.5kg allowance when she romped away from the rest of the field last start but will have to carry whatever the handicapper allocates her this week in the non-claiming race.
Pindan Pearl produced her best return since joining the Gollan stable when second to Shewhatsheis last start and the Testa Rossa mare will also be looking to enhance her stud value with a win or a placing in the Listed Tattersall’s Mile.
“She is owned by Glenlogan Park who are very keen to get black-type with her before she goes to stud,” Gollan said.
“She has had no luck in her races since coming from the south and she does to deserve to earn black-type.”
Eagle Farm trainer Liam Birchley has nominated his smart three year old Crack Me Up to take on the older horses following his all the way win in the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast on July 1.
The in-form Kris Lees stable has nominated Sound Proposition who is coming off a last start win in the $100,000 Racing To Win Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on June 24 while trainer Chris Waller has entered Marenostro who finished fifth in the same race.
Sunshine Coast trainer Natalie McCall could send last start Rockhampton Cup winner Colour Charge back to the city after nominating him for the Tattersall’s Mile.