Trainer Chris Waller has elected to keep Tsaritsa to her own age group and will run the three year old filly in the Listed $125,000 Landfill Logistics Daybreak Lover (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Waller was tempted to step Tsaritsa up to Group 1 company in the 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m) on the same program after she won the Group 2 $400,000 MIRVAC Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 11.
But after some serious thought, the champion trainer decided to let the Dane Shadow filly race against her own age group.
“We are concerned she is still a preparation away from the big time,” Waller told AAP.
“She is quite an exciting filly, we have taken our time with her.”
The Daybreak Lover for the three year olds was originally set to be run on Queensland Oaks Day but was transferred to Tattersall’s Club Tiara Day when the June 4 meeting was washed out.
The rescheduled Daybreak Lover has attracted a final field of eleven three year olds with Tsaritsa drawing the pole position with Hugh Bowman to ride.
The Kevin Kemp trained Sold For Song chased home Tsaritsa when third in the Queensland Guineas and meets the Waller filly 2.5kg better at the weights.
Sold For Song has drawn barrier seven with Brisbane’s leading apprentice James Orman retaining the ride.
Perfect Dare is also coming off a last start fifth in the Queensland Guineas and has drawn next to Sold For Song at barrier six.
Toowoomba three year old In His Stride is backing up after winning the Cooney Handicap for three year olds over 1350m at Ipswich last Saturday and has drawn the outside barrier.
Devil’s Fire is also a last start winner but is stepping up sharply in class after winning a 1400m three year old Handicap at the Gold Coast on June 11.
The David Kelly trained gelding was drawn barrier three with Nick Hall to ride.