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Stradbroke likely for Tofane

Group One winner Tofane. - Photo: Darryl Sherer
Group One winner Tofane.

Photo: Darryl Sherer

A Group Three placing has helped extend the racing career of Tofane.

Her owners were on the cusp of selling her as a broodmare proposition, but her runner-up effort in the Gr.3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben last Saturday has altered that path.

Trainer Mike Moroney is now leaning towards a tilt at the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) with her at Eagle Farm next month.

Moroney’s assistant trainer Jack Turnbull was delighted with last weekend’s run and is looking forward to her contesting the Stradbroke.

"Mike and connections are leaning towards a Stradbroke run,” Turnbull told Racing.com.

“She raced terrific on the weekend and hopefully she can carry that form on.

"A horse of that calibre doesn't come along often. To potentially get her for another season, perhaps, for us is a big coup."

Tofane was ridden last weekend by Kiwi hoop Opie Bosson, who rode the daughter of Ocean Park to Group One glory in the All-Aged Stakes (1400m) last year.


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