Smart filly Tsaritsa is chasing her fourth win on the trot when she lines up in the Listed $125,000 Landfill Logistics Daybreak Lover (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Tsaritsa is undefeated from three starts this preparation and bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au can see her as the one to beat again and have the Chris Waller trained filly as the $2.05 favourite.
Waller is hoping that Tsaritsa can go to the spelling paddock with four consecutive wins under her belt and then come back in the Spring a stronger more mature mare.
“She will go for a spell hopefully winning every run this prep,” Waller said.
Waller had also nominated Tsaritsa for the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m) on Saturday but decided to keep her against her own age group in the Daybreak Lover.
“We decided not to put Tsaritsa in (Tatt’s Tiara) because I don’t think she is up to those older horses yet,” Waller said.
“She is not fully developed horse. She is a three year old filly that is going to be better in the spring and winning a weight for age at Group 1 level is not done by a horse that is not fully developed.”
“We have taken the easier option, the 1400m listed three year old race.”
Under the set weights plus penalties conditions of the Daybreak Lover, Tsaritsa has to carry the top weight of 57kg due to her winning Group 2 $400,000 MIRVAC Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 11.
But to offset that burden, the Dane Shadow filly has the services of leading Group 1 winning jockey Hugh Bowman as well as drawing barrier one in the eleven horse field.
“She has got the top weight of 57kg, barrier one, Hugh Bowman rides, she will be very hard to beat,” Waller said.
Waller has already mapped out a Spring Carnival program for Tsaritsa that will include running in the Group 1 $1m Epsom (1600m) at Randwick in early October.
“She will be going to the Epsom,” Waller said.
Queensland Guineas third placegetter Sold For Song will be lining up against Tsaritsa again in the Daybreak Lover and is on the second line of betting $4.20 ahead of the Matthew Dun trained Perfect Dare at $6 and Tony Gollan’s three year old Salmanazar at $8.
Market order for the Daybreak Lover at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.05 Tsaritsa, $4.20 Sold For Song, $6 Perfect Dare, $8 Salmanazar, $12 In His Stride, $16 Sagaronne, $26 Shotacross The Bow, $31 Flirtaktious Femme, $41 Indarra, $51 Devil’s Fire, $71 Beat Street.