(High Chaparral x Snow Peak) will represent the Baker/Forsman stable in the Gr.3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.
slips in on the 53kg minimum, has drawn ideally at barrier two and is unbeaten
in three starts on the Hastings track.
beat the smart Dolcetto at Hastings in her second and third starts last spring
in special conditions events then returned to the course last month when
scoring an impressive fresh-up win over Miss Wilson and Ferrando over 1200m.
record of five wins in her first six starts, Francaletta was expected to win
again second-up when hot favourite in the Gr.3 Metric Mile at Awapuni (1550m),
but the High Chaparral mare had to settle for fifth to Dolcetto on a heavy 10
got through the track well enough, but it was more the step up to a mile. It
was just too tough for her second-up,”co-trainer Andrew Forsman said. “She just knocked up the
Forsman is adamant it will be a different outcome on Saturday.
looks well. She has never been better this time in,” Forsman said.
only concern is a firm track. She’s a big, strong mare with not the best
joints, but they can usually get away with one on top of the ground.
got a lovely draw and there looks a bit of speed in it so she should get a good
Coleman will continue his association with Francaletta who was purchased by Bruce Perry for $65,000 from Trelawney's 2014 Inglis Easter draft. -NZRacing Desk