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A win in the Group 2 $200,000 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday would add great value to Tycoon Tara’s future career as a brood mare.

Tycoon Tara, above, is chasing back to back wins in the Missile Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Tycoon Tara, above, is chasing back to back wins in the Missile Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Co-trainer Paul Snowden said there was a huge possibility that Tycoon Tara could be sent to the breeding barn this Spring and a second Missile Stakes win to add to her win in the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1350m) at Doomben on June 24 would look great on her first foal’s pedigree page.

“I’m pretty sure she will go to stud this year and we’re looking at her welfare as well. I think if she happened to win she might still head that way,” Snowden told The Daily Telegraph.

“This will determine it and there’s no denying the fact she is into the latter stages of her career.”

“If she come out and blitzed them on Saturday you would rethink to maybe give her one more and see where you end up because you are getting closer and closer to missing the boat (breeding season).

Tycoon Tara has had a short freshen up since winning the Tattersall’s Tiara during the Brisbane Winter Carnival and Paul Snowden, who trains in partnership with his father Peter Snowden, said that she has retained most of  her fitness and the soft track conditions will also be in her favour.

“She has got very good residual fitness going into this and the sting is definitely going to be out of the track and that’s very good ground for her,” Snowden said.

“She will tick a few boxes on Saturday.”

Tycoon Tara led all of the way to win last year’s Missile Stakes on a heavy track and will get similar conditions on Saturday with the Randwick track rated a heavy 8 on Friday.

The Written Tycoon mare has drawn the rails in the nine horse Missile Stakes field with Tattersall’s Tiara winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy back in the saddle on the $4.80 second favourite.

Trainer Kris Lees’ multiple Group 1 winner Le Romain has been posted as the $2.20 favourite for the Missile Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au while noted mud runner Jungle Edge is on the third line of betting at $6.50.

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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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