Tatra Looks Towards Spring Champion Stakes Success

By: Sarah Fortnum
August 23rd, 2012

Three-year-old Tatra will begin his journey towards the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes when he takes on the Up & Coming Stakes field this weekend.


Tatra will line up in the Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes this weekend. Photo by: Steve Hart

Tatra will line up against his own age in the Group 3 Warwick Farm feature, in which he is a betting outsider.

The Hussonet colt will be having his first start of the spring carnival in the race after a four month spell over the winter months.

Tatra has won one of his six race starts so far and has already earned more than $104,000 in prize money.

His most recent result was a third placing behind Pierro and Dear Demi in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes.

Trainer Peter Snowden is looking towards the $400,000 Spring Champion Stakes over 2,000 metres at Royal Randwick at the beginning of October for Tatra.

“I think he’s en route to the Spring Champion,” Snowden said.

“I think he’s definitely going to be a horse that when he gets out over a bit of ground you’ll see the best of him.

“He only got to a mile last time in and ran third in the Champagne Stakes.

“He’s a nice horse that has come back well.”

Snowden will also line up promising galloper Albrecht in Saturday’s Up & Coming Stakes in Sydney.

Albretch will be having just his third career start in the race, where he is presently on the second line of betting.

The Redoute’s Choice colt won his first run at Canterbury in June, before placing third in the $85,000 Canterbury BMW Inglis Bonus Handicap last start.

His trainer is confident the public will see Albrecht at his best in Saturday’s Up & Coming Stakes.

“We’ll see what he does on Saturday first but I’m happy with the way he has gone,” Snowden said.

“He’ll run well on Saturday.”

Albrecht will be looking to improve on his current prize earning of almost $26,000 in the race.


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