Race 7C (Gold Coast) – the “Tatt’s Club Tiara,” Group 1, 7 furlongs, Fillies and Mares 3up 1:57 EDT Saturday
Top #18 Najoom (9/2 ML) 2nd #4 Catkins (6/1 ML) 3rd #6 Avoid Lightning (9/1 ML)
The Tatts Tiara is the last Group 1 in the Australian racing season. #1 Strikandi will likely draw the wisest gate of 16 after scratches (20 are entered, but only 16 can run). Usually in Australia if you draw such a wide gate you’re toast.
Top pick #18 Najoom needs to draw in but has the rights to barrier 12, which should help her a lot if she can get into the field. She is a real up and comer and that is the type of filly that wins this race. #4 Catkins and #6 Avoid Lightning are consistently fast animals that drew posts 3 and 1 respectively. Should be in the fram at the finish.