The connections of the Group-winning mare
Francaletta (High Chaparral x Snow Peak) have Australian aspirations for the five-year-old.
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained
daughter of High Chaparral is currently enjoying a six week break and her next preparation
is likely to focus on Sydney.
She was turned out after finishing
runner-up in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m), having
claimed the Gr.3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at her previous appearance.
Raced by Lib Petagna, she has overcome a
series of injuries, that at one stage threatened to end her racing career, to
win six of her nine starts.
Francaletta was purchased by Bruce Perry for $65,000 from Trelawney Stud's 2014 Inglis Easter draft when consigned on behalf of Raffles Racing. -NZ Racing Desk