Francaletta’s (High Chaparral) final campaign will include
Group One options at home and away.
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained
mare is expected to resume in the Gr.2 Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at
Te Rapa on August 18 and then head to Hastings for the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy
(1400m) a fortnight later.
“We’ll have a crack at the Hawke’s Bay
Group One and hopefully on to Australia,” owner Lib Petagna’s bloodstock
manager Bruce Perry said.
“She could go to Sydney for the Epsom or to
Melbourne for the Cantala Stakes.”
A half-sister by High Chaparral to the
multiple European stakes winner Asset, Francaletta has a date at Waikato Stud
later in the year.
“She’ll be going to Savabeel in the
spring,” Perry said.
Francaletta has won six of her 11 starts,
including the Gr.3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) and she finished runner-up
in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at her next
She then headed to
Sydney where she was a first-up third in the Gr.2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at
Randwick before an injury suffered when unplaced in the Gr.1 Coolmore Classic
(1500m) at Rosehill ended her campaign.
The five-year-old was struck during the
running, which resulted in a deep puncture wound in a leg.
Francaletta was purchased by Perry for $65,000 from Trelawney Stud's 2014 Inglis Easter draft when sold on behalf of Raffles Dancers. -NZ Racing Desk