Pear Tart produced a perfect finale to her Brisbane carnival campaign with a tremendous victory in the G1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
The daughter of Dehere has emerged as one of the country’s most exciting fillies and will now be set for the G1 Myer Classic at Flemington in November. She will go for a spell after winning four on end in Brisbane including the G2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) on June 2.
Pear Tart (3f Dehere – Tangerine Dream by Sadler’s Wells) is raced by Patinack Farm after changing hands for $45,000 at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions. “She’s a very promising filly and worked brilliantly during the week,” trainer John Thompson said. “She’s pretty much push button and gets to the line really well.”
Pear Tart was bred and sold by Makybe and is turning into a bargain buy having earned almost $260,000 from just a handful of starts. “Every time I’ve raised the bar with her she’s jumped it,” Thompson declared. “Everyone just rates her a wet tracker but she showed today she’s just as effective on firm going.”
The Tatts Tiara winner if from Tangerine Dream, a French bred sister to Longchamp stakes winner Sensible. Second-dam Raisonnable (Common Grounds) was a Listed winner at Evry.
Her half-brother Mawby (Purrealist) is an unraced two year-old with Lloyd Williams. Tangerine Dream has a yearling colt by Murtajill and she was covered by Purrealist again last September.
Pear Tart is one of 73 individual stakes winners by Dehere and joins his Australian G1 roll-call that includes Defier, Bollinger, Belle Du Jour and Invest. The former Coolmore shuttler is now based in Turkey.