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Freedman Reassures Messara On Alverta UK Weight Loss
Trainer Lee Freedman gave owner John Messara "some welcome news after learning Royal Ascot hopeful Alverta had lost 40kg on the flight to England," reported The Daily Telegraph. Freedman noted: "I told him not to worry about the weight loss because Miss Andretti, who was a much smaller mare than Alverta, lost 27kg on her trip to England in 2007. Miss Andretti regained about half the weight she lost & it didn't stop her from winning the Gr1 King's Stand Stakes." Gr1-winning 6YO mare Alverta (Flying Spur-Grilse, by Rahy) is entered for the UK Gr1 Golden Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot on June 19.