Trainers eyeing top sprinting double for quality mare
Multiple stakes winner Volpe Veloce might be set for feature sprint prizes during her next preparation.
The talented daughter of Foxwedge has been successful up to a mile in black type company, but trainers Graham Richardson and Gavin Parker have a pair of Group One 1200m events tagged as possible summer targets.
|Volpe Veloce Photo: Trish Dunell Photography|
“We’re looking at the Railway and the Telegraph, we’re seriously thinking about them,” Richardson said.
Volpe Veloce was given a break after off tracks tripped the mare up when she was unplaced in both the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) and the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m).
“She’s had a rest and she’ll be back next Monday,” Richardson said. “She looks fantastic.”
Meanwhile, the stable will be represented by a number of resuming runners at Te Aroha on Wednesday, among them the highly-regarded Tiptronic. He will open his four-year-old campaign in the Donaghys Tasman Tim 1400m.
“You’ll see the best of him when he gets up a mile and a-half, but he has been working very, very well,” Richardson said.
Runner-up in last season’s Gr.2 Great Northern Guineas (1600m), Tiptronic will be opposed by stablemates Pacquiao and Fame Seeker in the Rating 75 sprint.
Pacquiao has won two of his last four starts and has been freshened since last racing while Fame Seeker has improved with a Taupo outing last month under her belt.
The stable’s representation is completed by Darci Deniro (Donaghys PureFlush 1400m) and Flying Trapeze (Donaghys UdderMax 1200m), both horses back from spells.
“You never quite know what they might do fresh-up, but they’re all working well,” Richardson said. – NZ Racing Desk.