Premier trainer Tony Gollan’s faith in Tiyatrolani was rewarded when the filly claimed the QTIS Three-Year-Old Fillies Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Tiyatrolani was a heavily backed favourite but beat only two runners home in her comeback at Doomben earlier this month.
However, Gollan overlooked the defeat and was confident the daughter of Captain Sonador could rediscover her best form.
Tiyatrolani was ridden off the pace before powering home for a decisive one length win over River Racer with Nicconi Leggera, a further neck away, third.
It was the second leg of a double for Gollan who earlier won the males division of the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap with Another Slipper.
Tiyatrolani will now head towards the summer three-year-old triple crown races in the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) at Doomben on December 9 and the Listed Gold Edition Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm a fortnight later.
The final leg is the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) at Eagle Farm on December 31.
Earlier Another Slipper vindicated Gollan’s decision to start the gelding in the males’ division of the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap.
Another Slipper made it two wins from eight starts by downing Crazy Pops by a short neck with Sundance third, a further half length away.
Another Slipper was well supported but proved a major disappointment beating one home at his previous start over 1400 metres at Eagle Farm last month.
“He over raced the way the race was run and the way he ran 1400 metres last time,” Gollan said.
“He was also pretty weak late.”
Gollan originally planned to give Another Slipper a jumpout next week but elected instead to tackle his own age group.
“He was due to jumpout next Tuesday but we decided to go for this race,” Gollan said.
“I still believe he’ll run 1400 metres but he has to be ridden the right way.
“I’ve only had him for three weeks since he had a break and he needs to race with cover like today.”
Racing Queensland webnews November 19