Progressive mare Francaletta (High Chaparral x Snow Peak) will take her
chance in black type company at Awapuni next Saturday.
Trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman
have identified the Gr.3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile at Awapuni as an
ideal opportunity for the Trelawney Stud graduate, who was an easy Rating 85
winner when she resumed at Hastings last time out.
“She came through the race well and the
only problem we’ve ever had with her is that she feels hard ground,” Forsman
said. “Hopefully, she’ll get two or three stakes opportunities before the
tracks firm up.”
The winner of five of her six starts,
Francaletta has a booking to Savabeel this year, although there is a chance her
racing career could yet be extended. -NZ Racing Desk