Rising star Francaletta (High Chaparral x Snow Peak) was untroubled at
Ellerslie on Tuesday to maintain her perfect form line.
The unbeaten High Chaparral mare gave rider
Danielle Johnson an easy time of it by making the running in the Auckland Co-Op
Taxis 1400 and lengthening stride comfortably for her fourth victory.
“We think she’s very good - top class,”
said Andrew Forsman, who prepares the four-year-old in partnership with Murray
Francaletta also ticked another box with
her first win on a good track. “That was one of the few question marks over
her,” Forsman said.
Francaletta was bred by Raffles Racing and sold from Trelawney Stud's 2014 Inglis Easter draft where bloodstock agent Bruce Perry purchased her for $65,000. The four-year-old mare races in the familiar colours of successful owner Lib Petagna.