Danish Twist in Top Form Going into Tatt’s Tiara
Danish Twist is the latest contender for the upcoming Tatt’s Tiara at Eagle Farm (formerly the Winter Stakes) this weekend, having developed a following of punters who have seen mares get hot and become almost unbeatable.
Trainer Kris Lees was last beaten in March. Since that time, she has won four consecutive; with the 1400 m Group 3 Dark Jewel at Scone back in May being the biggest. The four-year-old brown mare jumped at $4.80 and her price of $6.00 for the Tatt’s Tiara suggests that she is no stranger to winning without enjoying favourite status.
Sportsbet has her behind Azkadellia at $2.50 and Tsaristsa at $5.00 and she will also expect some competition from Cradle Me at $7.00 and Precious Gem at $8.00.
Danish Twist has eight wins from 17 jumps in her career, and her historical form shows her unbeaten on soft tracks and depending on who you believe regarding the newly renovated Eagle Farm, the surface on race day might be to her liking.
Hugh Bowman, rider of 12 Group 1 races to his credit this season, will ride her six or more than any other jockey in Australia, so rider experience will not be an issue.