2021 Tattersall’s Cup Race Details

Race 6 at Eagle Farm on Saturday 26th June 2021.

The Tattersall’s Cup is a 2400 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the Tattersall’s Racing Club Queensland in late June. It is held at Eagle Farm as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Tattersall’s Cup page.

Tattersall’s Cup 2021 Preview

Track: Soft-Heavy Weather: Rain

The early scratching of Wild Sheila leaves a field of nine for the $200,000 Tattersall’s Cup.   Two come via the Premier’s Cup run at Eagle Farm and two others had their last run in a benchmark 70 at the Sunshine Coast.  The race appears to have a long tail but will still create plenty of intrigue with the favourite Incentivise attempting to win his sixth race in a row – he has won his last three by over seven lengths!   The second favourite is the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace trained Southern France.  The former international has been placed twice at Group 1 level and should be reaching full fitness at his fifth run of the preparation.

The inform Nash Rawiller takes over the reigns on the top weight Mirage Dancer.  He won the Group 1 Metropolitan over this distance on him during the spring and maps to get a lovely run in the race.  Traduce is on the quick back up after finishing six in the Ipswich Cup last week and is one of only three horses in the race to have won in their last five starts.  The remaining runners are longer than $20-1.

Tattersall’s Cup Runner by Runner

1. Mirage Dancer

Blinkers come off for Mirage Dancer who steps back up to his pet distance – four of his five wins have come over the mile and a half.   He has been beaten over ten lengths at his last three outings but gets Nash Rawiller back on who ran a place on him in March and won the Metropolitan on him last year.

2. Southern France

Southern France has had four runs back from a lengthy spell finishing midfield in all of them.  Should be at full fitness now and this would appear the easiest assignment he has had in some while.

3. Romakash

Trained at Toowoomba by Matt Kropp.  He never came into it last start in the Premier’s Cup and appears to lack the class to be a genuine winning chance here.  Consider him for multiples.

4. Incentivise

Has had eight career starts.  Was unplaced at his first three but has his since won five in a row in dominant fashion.  Steps to group level for the first time but gives every indication he will measure right up based on times and margins.  Hard to knock and clearly the one to beat again.

5. Traduce

Comes back to Eagle Farm where he has won his last two starts.  He tried to circumnavigate the field last week in the Ipswich Cup which was always going to be tough.  Doubt he can beat the favourite but is in the mix for the multiples.

6. Gaelic

Has finished in the top three in just one of his eight starts.  Form is not good enough for this.

7. Savvy Oak

It’s been a long long time since this daughter of Savabeel won a race.  Struggling to make a case for her here.

8. Badge Of Gameness

Another with a really poor winning strike rate.  Is long odds in the betting and rightly so.

9. Wild Sheila  – SCRATCHED

10. Marecat

Will have no problem handling wet conditions but is another who is a long way up in class.  Not for me.

Tattersall’s Cup 2021 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
Lewis’ Tips
4. Incentivise 4. Incentivise
5. Traduce 2. Southern France
2. Southern France 1. Mirage Dancer
7. Savvy Oak 5. Traduce

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara 2021 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

Group 3 W J Healy Stakes 2021 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Tattersall’s Stakes 2021 (Eagle Farm 1830m)

Listed Tatts Gold Crown 2021 (Eagle Farm 2137m)

2021 Tattersall’s Cup Results

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 9. Wild Sheila.

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Incentivise
2nd 1 Mirage Dancer 12 lengths
3rd 5 Traduce 12.2 lengths
4th 3 Romakash 12.6 lengths