Tiley taking aim at summer features with Play That Song

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley has summer features in mind for talented filly Play That Song (NZ) (Showcasing).

A winner of the Gr.2 Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) as a juvenile, Play That Song finished third on Saturday when resuming at Te Rapa.

“She is good and has come through that race well,” Tiley said. “She is heading for the Uncle Remus (Listed, 1400m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.”

The daughter of Showcasing is then likely to return to Ellerslie for the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) on January 23, aiming to go one better than her performance on the night last year where she was runner-up in the Karaka Million (1200m) for two-year-olds.

Play That Song also holds a nomination for the Gr.1 Levin Classic (1600m) but is more likely to take aim at the lion’s share of $1 million at Ellerslie.

“I think that is the best option for her,” Tiley said. “The timing is good.”

“She worked on Monday like she hadn’t raced on Saturday. We will probably be a bit behind the eight ball with her, it would have been nice to get a run into her two weeks earlier than what we did.”

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