Our Girl Tamiya plots different 2YO Classic path

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By Tony McMahon

In an interesting move Our Girl Tamiya one of the leading candidates for the $137,000 CYS 2YO Classic (1200m) will be an omission from her home track on Saturday instead racing at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

Had she been entered; the Lyle Wright (pictured) trained Our Girl Tamiya (b f 2 Golden Archer -Sagre x Clang) would have been the nominal favourite for the $28,500 F & M 2YO Maiden (1100m) at the big Rocky St Pat’s Day races.

However, Our Girl Tamiya, a $6000 purchase by Gavin Milner at the last Capricornia Yearling Sales is among 31 entries for the $33,000 Open 2YO Maiden (1000m) at Corbould Park racecourse this Sunday.

The only advantage that Our Girl Tamiya will derive in the race will be the 55kg she will be allotted under the set weight conditions.
Given that she has been placed third at her only two starts including a very close-up finish when less that half-length behind Blue’s Ready over 1050 metres in Rocky last Friday, she would have had much more weight at the St Pat’s meeting.

“As Cyclone Topgirl and Allround Glory are going south for the Gold Coast races on Saturday we reasoned taking her away as well and running at Caloundra on Sunday would suit her. The trip away will be good experience for her,” Milner said.

It is sound reasoning as Our Girl Tamiya can be a shade on the feisty side and the long-time theory is that such horses benefit from travelling.
Basil Nolan’s Raheen Stud, Warwick will offer eight of the progeny of Golden Archer at the CYS in Rockhampton on April 14 and they are certain to be in keen demand.

Golden Archer was a prized juvenile winning five as a two-year-old, a talent he has infused to his progeny which in the main are precocious while training-on in later years.

In other news around on the $137,000 CYS2YO Classic (1200m) run on the second day of Rockhampton’s two-day Autumn Racing Carnival on April 13, Dalby aspirant Adamdeeant will start once beforehand.

“He starts in a metropolitan race for two-year-olds run in Toowoomba on Saturday, April 6,” part owner Steve Little said.

The race in question carries prize money of $127,500 and the Whittington youngster would have to be strongly considered.

Purchased for $22,000 from the Grandview draft of yearlings, the Whittington youngsters are making strong inroads into the juvenile ranks this season.

Grandview has a mixed draft of seven yearlings at the April 14 CYS including two by the brilliant speedster Whittington.

The Chris Munce trained Tiger Love, a daughter of the all-conquering first season sire Better Than Ready has been locked-in for a CYS Classic start.

“She is a very smart filly and her winning time over the 900 metres at the Gold Coast last Saturday was brilliant,” owners’ spokesperson Brisbane’s Robbie Zuttion said.

Speaking of Better Than Ready, there is a strong chance that he will sire his 13th individual winner as a first season sire when his daughter Bettahoney contests the $31,000 QTIS 2YO Maiden (1000m) at Bowen races on Saturday.

Rockhampton trainer Peter Fleming has Instinction youngster Boss Baby nominated for the race as well as talented Gracie Belle for the $31,000 QTIS 3YO Handicap (1200m).

The death has occurred of well-known former Mackay trainer Lawrie Manzelmann who died in Brisbane last weekend after a long illness.
Manzelmann and his wife Lynn raced with considerable success at Callaghan Park when they were regulars at RJC meetings about 15 years ago.

Meanwhile, the Tom Button trained talent The Tax Accountant galloped strongly on the course proper at Callaghan Park yesterday morning in preparation for a Gold Coast start on Saturday.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Taron Clarke. 


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