Francaletta (High Chaparral x Snow Peak) is ready for redemption.
view of Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman as he puts the finishing polish on the
five-year-old Trelawney Stud graduate ahead of Saturday's Gr.3 Rich Hill Stud
Taranaki Breeders' Stakes (1400m) at Hawera.
Petagna-raced Francaletta had only once been beaten leading into her last start
in the Gr.3 Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile (1550m) at Awapuni but she could
only manage fifth place.
was a good effort but probably just a bridge too far, second up after a long
break and up to a mile on a testing track," said Forsman, who trains with
pretty forgiving of that run and hoping she can bounce back. We expect her to
run very well. She's not well off at weight-for-age but these black-type
opportunities in fillies and mares company don't come around often so you've
got to have a go."
was to have tackled the Gr.3 Spring Sprint (1400m) at last Saturday's Hastings
meeting but missed out on racing after the meeting was abandoned halfway
through the card.
was a shame. We floated her all the way down there for nothing and we've just
got to hope this week that the travel doesn't get to her," Forsman said.
Francaletta was sold through Trelawney's 2014 Inglis Easter draft for $65,000 when purchased by Bruce Perry. -NZ Racing Desk