Enthaar to target Slipper

Daughter of Written Tycoon to press on to Rosehill Group 1 despite Blue Diamond failure

ENTHAAR winning the Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes at Royal Randwick in Australia.
ENTHAAR winning the Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes at Royal Randwick in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

Despite her sixth place finish in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) last Saturday, dual Group 3 winner Enthaar (Written Tycoon) will press on to the Golden Slipper (Gr 1, 1200m) at Rosehill on March 20. 

Sent off the favourite for the Caulfield Group 1, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained daughter of Written Tycoon (Iglesia) led for much of the contest, before fading to sixth. 

"She put in some quick sectionals there and that took the shine off her a little bit, but she’s come through the race well," Maher said.

"She’s a natural running filly who handles wet surfaces so she might find that up there (Sydney)."

Maher said it was likely Enthaar may trial before the Golden Slipper or possibly run in the Reisling Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) on March 6. 

Meanwhile, Maher said no decision had been made on Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) winner Sir Dragonet’s (Camelot) next run after the entire galloped at Moonee Valley on Monday morning.

Sir Dragonet, who finished a disappointing seventh in his first-up run in the Orr Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) earlier in the month, is entered for Saturday’s Blamey Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Flemington and the Chipping Norton Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) in Sydney. 

But the co-trainer has warned the son of Camelot (Montjeu) may not run at all this weekend and instead be saved for the Australian Cup (Gr 1, 2000m), All-Star Mile (1600m) or Ranvet Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) in Sydney.

Sir Dragonet galloped at Moonee Valley on Monday morning. 


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