Francaletta (High Chaparral x Snow Peak) has been making all the right
moves ahead of her Australian debut in Saturday’s Gr.2 Guy Walter Proven
Thoroughbreds Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
“She’s very well and her work has been
great,” said owner Lib Petagna’s racing manager Bruce Perry.
Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman
and to be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, Francaletta has drawn the outside gate but
that isn’t expected to alter her usual pattern of racing on the pace.
“I’d say she’ll go forward and hopefully
she’ll get a reasonably soft trip,” Perry said.
Francaletta has won six of her nine starts,
including the Gr.3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) in the spring. She then finished
runner-up in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) before a
break and has trialled twice to ready her for her return.
Bred by Raffles Dancers Francaletta was sold through the 2014 Inglis Easter draft of Trelawney Stud for $65,000. -NZ Racing News