New South Wales visitor Princess Posh and local gelding No Annamossity are both coming off restricted class wins but are fighting a close battle for favouritism for the Listed $100,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Mile (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday.
The Kris Lees trained Princess Posh holds a slight advantage at $3.80 with Ladbrokes.com.au over Robert Heathcote’s four year old No Annamossity at $3.90 while Doomben 1600m specialist Sheiswhatsheis is on the third line of betting at $6.
Princess Posh is the winner of two of her last three starts, a win over 1400m in a BenchMark 80 Handicap at Rosehill three starts back and heads into the Tattersall’s Mile on the back of a win against the fillies and mares in a 1350m BenchMark 85 Handicap at Doomben on July 7.
No Annamossity has very similar form to the Lees trained mare and was a winner on the same day against the colts, geldings and entires under the same conditions and distance.
Princess Posh (Michael Cahill, barrier 3) is yet to win beyond 1400m while No Annamossity (Matt McGillivray, barrier 7) is a winner over the same course and distance as the Tattersall’s Mile.
The Tony Gollan trained Sheiswhatsheis has shown in the past her liking for the Doomben 1600m course with six of her eight wins being recorded there.
Sheiswhatsheis’ last win over the same course and distance as the Tattersall’s Mile was four starts back in the Listed $100,000 Members’ Handicap on May 12 and the six year old mare is coming off a last start fifth in the Listed $100,000 G.H. Mumm (1615m) at Doomben on June 23.
“Sheiswhatsheis won the Listed Members Cup at the start of the carnival. She does like the Doomben 1600 metres and the Tatt’s race is ideal for her,” Gollan told AAP.
“Jeff has won on her and his style of letting her roll along suits.”