Tattersall’s Tiara winner Pear Tart will be aimed at the Group 1 Myer Classic in the Spring after an impressive winter campaign that saw her overcome a head injury mid-preparation.
The Dehere three-year-old went on to win both the Group 2 Queensland Guineas and Saturday’s Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara after suffering a head wound in the float following a mid-week race at Doomben in early May.
Trained by John Thompson, Pear Tart received 14 stitches and went on a course of penicillin which caused her to miss work in the lead up to the Queensland Guineas.
The way she was able to come back and perform following the medication surprised Thompson who has seen many horses require a spell after similar treatment.
“As a rule in the past, a horse that mid-prep has to have a course of penicillin, normally it flattens them a little bit and they have to go for a spell,” Thompson told Sky Sports Radio.
Saturday’s win confirmed the filly’s spring potential after she sat with the leaders for the entire race before showing toughness to kick away at the back end of the straight.
“It was a nice win, she looks like a tough, promising filly,” Thompson said.
“She was three wide facing the wind against the older horses and she still kicked away.”
From nine career starts, Pear Tart has recorded six wins and collected more than $575,000 in prize money.
The talented filly will be joined by fellow Thompson-trained horses Destruction and Nechita to be targeted towards spring campaigns.
Unbeaten from two starts, Destruction will have one race in Sydney before heading to Melbourne while Nechita will contest a series of three-year-old fillies events in Sydney.
“They’re very promising horses,” Thompson said.
“Nechita is a bit more professional than him [Destruction].
“In her early trials she was quite impressive beating sizzling which I guess put the writing on the wall as to her having above average ability.”