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Francaletta on Foxbridge fringes
02 Aug 2017

The connections of Trelawney Stud graduate Francaletta (High Chaparral x Snow Peak) face an anxious wait to see if the talented mare gets a crack at an early season feature.

“We’ll be chasing black type with her and we’d like to run her in the Foxbridge Plate, but it will be tight whether or not she gets in,” said Bruce Perry, who manages owner Lib Petagna’s thoroughbred interests.

Francaletta, who was a tidy fourth over 1000m at the Te Teko trials on Tuesday, won her first four races last season for trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman before she was unplaced in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes.

The 5yo mare is raced by Lib Petagna who purchased her for $65,000 from Trelawney's 2014 Inglis Easter draft. -NZ Racing Desk