Co-trainer Paul Snowden is confident that Tycoon Tara will prove tough to beat when she lines up for the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
Tycoon Tara has been a strong and consistent performer through her entire racing career since debuting for Simon Wilde in 2013, but has undoubtedly stepped up in class since transferring to the care of Team Snowden prior to her current preparation.
Given little chance of success in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 6th, the Written Tycoon mare dictated terms from the outset before pulling clear and posting a comfortable half-length victory.
Lining up amongst particularly talented company in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) most recently on August 20th, Tycoon Tara was again led to the fore of the field by jockey Kerrin McEvoy and comfortably beat Group 1 winner Le Romain to the line.
Snowden is confident that the mare can make it a spring three-peat and told Racing Ahead that the team cannot fault her condition leading into Missile Stakes 2016.
“I think the public perceived the first run as a bit of a fluke on a wet track,” Snowden said.
“She came out and won again and I dare say that it’s not beyond her to put three in a row.
“She’s absolutely thriving. She makes her own luck up on the speed, she can lead or sit off and sit outside.
“She’s got options to choose from, from seven, Blake knows her really well and I’m very, very pleased with how she’s going.”
Tycoon Tara has posted eight wins and a further four minors through her twenty-four start career so far and made a successful transition to black type company during the 2015 edition of the Autumn Carnival; whereby she secured consecutive wins in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Premier Signs Stakes (1400m) in Victoria.
Confirmed amongst a field of ten classy sprinters, Tycoon Tara will leave from barrier 7 and will be partnered by Missile Stakes jockey Blake Shinn.
Ladbrokes Australia currently rates Tycoon Tara a $9 chance in 2016 Theo Marks Stakes betting markets.