Tara chas­ing G1 to boost value

The Sportsman Weekend - - Chartform - By SHAYNE O’CASS

SIX mares rac­ing at Eagle Farm to­mor­row in­clud­ing Group 1 hope­ful Ty­coon Tara will go un­der the ham­mer at next week’s Magic Mil­lions Na­tional Sale on the Gold Coast.

Ty­coon Tara is presently a win­ner of two Group 2 races and three Group 3’s with earn­ings of $853,370.

How much more she will be worth in the ring as a Group 1 win­ning mil­lion­aire only time tell but clearly she will be one of the most sought af­ter mares at this year’s auc­tion.

Ty­coon Tara’s quest for a Group 1 comes in to­mor­row’s $700,000 Dar­ley Kings­ford-Smith Cup (1300m).

Mean­while in the pre­ced­ing race – the Group 3 BRC Glen­lo­gan Park Stakes (1300m) – one quar­ter of the field is cat­a­logued in next week’s sale namely Miss Cover Girl, Elle Lou, Caval­ove, Just A Blur and Alaskan Rose.

The 2017 Na­tional Brood­mare be­gins at 10am on Tues­day at Magic Mil­lions HQ and runs through un­til Fri­day evening with more than 1000 fil­lies mares set to change hands.

Among other high pro­file en­tries are mul­ti­ple stakes per­form­ers Gregers, Miss Gun­pow­der, Sa­mara Dancer and Rocket Com­man­der from the Wil­low Park Stud draft.

The seven time win­ner of $417,460, Rocket Com­man­der is in great form, in full work and will be sold as a Rac­ing Breed­ing propo­si­tion.

The daugh­ter of Court Com­mand won the Group 2 ATC Wi­nona Girl at Rand­wick this prepa­ra­tion, was third in Listed SAJC City of Ad- elaide and last start a fort­night ago she was beaten just over 3-lens in a Group 2.

“Since her last race, she has been treated by the chi­ro­prac­tor and he couldn’t be­lieve that fin­ished so close in a Group 2 race given how much she was out,” Wil­low Park’s Glenn Bur­rows said.

“Matt Dale (trainer) re­ports her de­meanour has turned around too, and she’s bounc­ing like a two-year-old.

“This mare still has plenty to give on the track, should the suc­cess­ful bid­der elect to go that way, and of course has great resid­ual value when she re­tires.”

Ty­coon Tara goes un­der the ham­mer next week on Gold Coast af­ter chas­ing a valu­able Group 1 in to­mor­row’s Kings­ford-Smith Cup

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