Trainer Chris Waller is not concerned about a wide barrier for Invincibella in the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Invincibella drew barrier fifteen in the original draw of sixteen plus five emergencies but Waller said that could play into her favour as the I Am Invincible mare will appreciate the open spaces.
Four of the emergencies have drawn inside of Invincibella and if they fail to gain a start she will jump from gate eleven with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.
“She has a wide gate. She just needs a bit of luck from the gate but when you go through her big race wins, she won a million dollar race at the Gold Coast being three wide the whole way,’ Waller said.
“Last start she won a Group 2, the lead up to this race, three and four wide all of the way.”
“So based on those two runs she probably likes a bit of galloping room anyway so with the scratchings she could come into about gate eleven.”
McEvoy replaces James McDonald who was aboard Invincibella last start when she won the Group 2 $200,000 Bundaberg Rum Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on June 9 coming out of barrier fourteen in the fifteen horse field.
Waller will also saddle up Shillelagh and French Emotion in the Tattersall’s Club Tiara while Noire is marked as the third emergency and would need a miracle to gain a start in the final field.
The leading trainer is not ruling out the chances of any of his runners, even though all four are marked at double figure odd at Ladbrokes.com.au, Shillelagh at $12, Invincibella at $16, Noire at $26 and French Emotion at $41.
The Bjorn Baker trainer filly Champagne Cuddles remains the favourite for the Tattersall’s Club Tiara at $5.50 just ahead of the well supported Prompt Response at $6, Super Cash at $9 and Savanna Amour at $9.50.