Tinto winning the Bernborough Handicap for jockey Tim Bell at Clifford Park on New Year's Eve.
Tinto winning the Bernborough Handicap for jockey Tim Bell at Clifford Park on New Year's Eve. Kevin Farmer

Tinto resting up for Sydney autumnn carnival return

TOOWOOMBA mare Tinto has returned home to prepare for her next tilt at the Sydney autumn carnival.

Trainer Rex Lipp opted to bring the four-year-old back to familiar surrounds after her luckless seventh in the Group One Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill last Saturday.

Tinto experienced a chequered passage in the home straight for jockey Tim Bell before hitting the line hard to finish 1½ lengths from winner Plucky Belle and race favourite First Seal.

Lipp favours a return to Sydney with Tinto for the Group One Doncaster (1600m) at Randwick on April 4 with the Queen Of The Turf (1600m) a back-up one week later.

"I decided to bring her home, but it's not the end of her Sydney campaign," Lipp said today.

"It's a matter of having her home in her own environment before she races again.

"It was one of those unfortunate things that she couldn't get a proper go at them on Saturday.

"Things didn't go her way in the straight and she lost momentum.

"But on the line she was finishing as strongly as anything.

"We'd like to go to the Doncaster with her next if she can get in to the field."



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