Tap This boxed on for a credible fifth in her black type debut at Randwick a fortnight ago, and co-trainer Peter Snowden has revealed the talented filly will earn a berth in the 2015 Flight Stakes (1600m) with a competitive performance in Saturday’s Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m).
Jumping from the gates only fairly, jockey Jason Collett was forced to settle Tap This off pace in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m), but after settling into a good rhythm, the filly was able to find clear space in the final straight to savage the line late.
Snowden was pleased with the filly’s first appearance amongst black type company, and is confident the conditions of the 2015 Tea Rose Stakes will be ideal for the three-year-old ahead of hopeful progression to the 2015 Flight Stakes.
“I thought she ran well,” Snowden told Racing Ahead.
“I think she is going to get better as she gets further.
“She is a nice, tough filly that really enjoys her work and she is coming along nicely.
“Her two runs have both been solid and she will run in another 1400 metres race on Saturday with the view of running in the Flight Stakes.”
Trialling well in the lead-up to her competitive debut, Tap This more than stamped her claims as a filly to follow when charging home to take out the Capital One Real Estate Maiden (1200m) by half a length on March 22nd.
Having returned for a spell after placing a credible third behind Gold Ambition and Multizone in the Pro-Ride Plate (1400m) on April 8th, the daughter of Tapit returned this time for second in the More Than Ready @ Vinery Plate (1200m) in what was her only other start prior to the Ming Dynasty Quality.
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