A fit Arinosa will provide leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller with three runners in the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 22.
Waller has already confirmed starts for Red Tracer and She’s Clean, both last start winners, in the last Group 1 of the season for the fillies and mares and a win would see the premiership trainer finish the season as the leading Group 1 trainer for the first time.
Red Tracer carried on her good Sydney Group 1 form with a win in the Group 2 $200,000 Patinack Farm Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8 while She’s Clean made it a hat trick of wins taking out the Listed $100,000 June Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on the same day.
Arinosa missed a chance of running in the Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm last weekend after developing a foot abscess which has now healed.
Waller will give the grey a searching gallop on Saturday in bewteen races at the Gold Coast to determine if the foot has healed to give her a chance at a Group 1 victory.
“She will have another gallop between races at the Gold Coast on Saturday,” Waller said.
“Hopefully she comes through well and joins the other two mares in the Tatt’s Tiara.”
Arinosa was striving for a hat trick of wins when sent out as favourite in the Group 3 $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on May 25 but could only manage to finish fourth and was subsequently found to be lame in the near foreleg.
The Dash For Cash five year old was racing in top form and strung together two wins during the Sydney Autumn Carnival in the Group 3 $125,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on March 30 and the Group 2 $175,000 Belvedere Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 13.
A win in the Tattersall’s Tiara would wrap up a very successful Winter Carnival for Waller after winning a number of feature races including the Group 1 $500,000 Kirks Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on May 18 with Beaten Up and the Group 1 $500,000 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8 with Hawkspur.
Hawkspur was one of the finds of the Winter Carnival with three wins from three starts and as well as his Derby win was successful in the Group 3 $125,000 Mittys Rough Habit Plate (2100m) at Eagle Farm on May 11 and the Group 3 $150,000 Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben on May 25.