The Tattersall’s Stakes is an 1830 metre set weights plus penalties race for two-year-olds run by the Tattersall’s Racing Club Queensland. It is held at Eagle Farm in late June 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 Stakes page.
Tattersall’s Stakes 2021 Preview
Track: Soft-Heavy Weather: Rain
Five two year olds step to 1800m for the first time in the $125,000 Tattersall’s Life Member Stakes. There are four geldings and one filly. Two ran at Ipswich last week while two others ran in The Phoenix here three weeks ago. The early and very short favourite in the betting is the Kiwi gelding Tutukaka. He has two seconds and a third from his three starts and gets one of the leading riders on the program – James McDonald – for the first time. Next in the betting is Balmaurice. He wasn’t beaten far last start and returns to the track where he broke his maiden by 2.3 lengths. The top weight General Wolffe is deep into his first preparation but will only need to hold his form to finish in the top three here. The remaining two runners are long odds in the betting and appear to be out classed.
Tattersall’s Stakes Runner by Runner
1. General Wolffe
This gelding has been up for a long time now and has only managed one win from his ten starts however that win was by 5.5 lengths at Doomben. Looks a good chance of running top three if he handles the conditions.
This son of Maurice has had six starts for a win and a second. His win came on this track at the start of the year and he hasn’t been too far away at his last runs. If there is a danger to Tutukaka, he could be it.
Kiwi filly who has always raced like a horse who would appreciate getting out over this distance. She has finished second at the Sunshine Coast and third at Eagle Farm at her two Australian starts. Likely to lead and looks clearly the one to beat.
4. Kaytee Reinado
Kaytee Reinado is unplaced in her five trips to the races. Really difficult to make a case for her here.
Ditto for Calpurina who is a ten start maiden. Latest, she finished third in a Rockhampton maiden. Won’t be lacking fitness but another who looks outclassed on exposed form.
Tattersall’s Stakes Tips
The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.