Sydney mare Skyerush will get the opportunity to take her strong form on the road when she heads to Eagle Farm on Saturday week for the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).
The seven-year-old hasn’t raced since April when she stormed home at Randwick to claim the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes. That was one of three wins from four autumn starts, having also won the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude and the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup.
Trainer Guy Walter resisted the urge to run her in both the Doncaster and Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap, leaving her primed to take on her own sex at Group 1 level.
Regular rider Blake Shinn put the daughter of Super Jet through her paces at Randwick on Monday and took to twitter to endorse her Tatt’s Tiara chances.
“I went to Randwick today and galloped Skyerush in prep for her Tatt’s Tiara mission. She’s on fire this mare! Such a happy horse #G1awaits,” Shinn tweeted.
It is Skyerush’s second attempt at the Tatt’s Tiara after going down narrowly to Pear Tart last year.
While Walter has confirmed that Skyerush will head to the fillies and mares’ feature in Queensland, he is yet to make his mind up about Stradbroke third placegetter Streama.
The Randwick trainer will make a decision later this week but said Streama had pulled up well after her strong effort on Saturday.
“It is a Group 1 race and she has probably got time there to run in the race there and then look at Melbourne,” Walter told TVN.