Tattersall’s Tiara Tips & Preview

  • Tofane is unbeaten in two attempts over 1400m - both were G1 races
  • Tofane boasts the best last start performance and career performance
Tattersall's Tiara Tips

Tattersall’s Tiara Tips & Preview

Looking for Tattersall’s Tiara tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2022 Tatt’s Tiara at Eagle Farm.

Tips will be available following the barrier draw. See our 2021 preview below for an example of what to expect.

It’s hard to go past the Michael Moroney-trained TOFANE (best odds $5.50 with Sportsbet) in Saturday’s Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) following her impressive victory in the Stradbroke Handicap a fortnight ago.

The five-year-old daughter of Ocean Park went 10.8 lengths quicker than standard BM which is also 0.8 of a length quicker than Group 1 standard.

That’s the strongest last start performance of any of the fillies and mares lining up in Saturday’s feature, and Tofane’s previous best of 16.2 lengths quicker than BM is also the highest figure of any runner.

Last autumn, Tofane recorded her personal best when third-up, and she followed that with two very strong rating performances including a win fifth-up in the All Aged Stakes (1400m).

Subpoenaed is the only other runner to come through the Stradbroke, and Tofane meets that mare 3.5kg better at the weights and should be ahead of her in the run so it’s hard to see Subpoenaed turning the tables.

Brooklyn Hussle was visually impressive winning last start and produced the best final 600m rating of any of Saturday’s runners, but her overall figure is nine lengths slower than Tofane, and Brooklyn Hussle will find it much tougher running down this dual Group 1 winner.

Considering Tofane has only raced over 1400m twice, and has won Group 1 races at both attempts, there is nothing to suggest she won’t figure in the finish here.

If Tofane does have an Achilles heel, it may be tested by the weather.

Eagle Farm is set for rain of Friday and much more on Saturday, and while Tofane’s form isn’t poor on Soft to Heavy tracks, she does perform below her best – but that still may be good enough.

She won on a Soft 7 at Flemington taking out the Furphy Sprint and beating speed machine Pippie, and Tofane’s only other run on rain-affected ground was a 5th placing in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) behind Nature

Strip, Santa Ana Lane, Redzel and Pierata.

However, Tofane recorded the quickest final 200m of that race as she motored home before turning the tables on Pierata in the All Aged Stakes.

Tattersall’s Tiara Tips & Verdict

1400m is clearly Tofane’s go, Moroney has given her the perfect lead-up to this race, and Craig Williams will give her every chance from the wide gate.

Charleise has run personal best ratings at her past two and could be a danger if she takes the next step, but she will need to improve again and running three PBs in a row is rarely done.