Four year old mare Kinshachi will take a huge step up in class when she backs up this week in the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Kinshachi ran second to stablemate Maternal in last Saturday’s Listed $100,000 Sky Racing Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) at Ipswich and trainer Darren Beadman is keen to test her out in Group 1 company this week.
“Before last week’s race I was having trouble splitting them, and they both ran fantastic races with Maternal just getting up on the line,” Beadman said.
“Kinshachi has pulled through well from last week’s run. If there was any doubt at all, she wouldn’t be running.
“I’m confident she can back up well, she’s drawn a good gate and this is clearly her toughest test to date. But she deserves her chance at this level.”
Michael Cahill takes over from Damian Browne and will be able to give Kinshachi a great ride form barrier two in the capacity sixteen horse field.
Beadman would also like to see Maternal go around in the Group 1 for the fillies and mares but the Street Cry mare was relegated to first emergency and will have to sweat on a scratching in the main field before being offered a run.
“With Maternal we just have to wait for a scratching and hope she gets a run,” Beadman said.
Kinshachi has mixed her form this campaign and after recoding a first up third in the Group 3 $175,000 Godolphin Crown (1300m) at Hawkesbury on April 29 was beaten five and half lengths when eleventh to Daysee Doom in the Group 3 $200,000 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) at Scone on May 13.
The Commands mare then showed some improvement at her next start when sixth to Bonny O’Reilly in the Listed $100,000 IPG Marketing Solutions Helen Coughlan Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on June 3 before running second in the Gai Waterhouse Classic.
Bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au have Kinshachi at the luxury odds of $21 for the Tattersall’s Tiara while Stradbroke Handicap runner up In Her Time heads the market order at $3.30.
On the second line of betting at $6.50 is the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bottt trained Prompt Response ahead of Bonny O’Reilly and Eckstein who are both marked at $9.50.