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Guineas Still Goal For Unbeaten Filly
Unbeaten Kiwi filly Volpe Veloce (Foxwedge-Bardego, by Barathea) remains on a path to Riccarton despite an interrupted start to her classic campaign, reports NZ Racing Desk. The aptly named Volpe Veloce, whose name in Italian translates to "fast fox", has won her only two starts to date including the Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui in June. However, it's been a stop-start preparation this time around. Volpe Veloce was installed favourite for her three-year-old debut in the Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes at Hastings before she was a late scratching after kicking out in the barrier. "At this stage it's still on for Christchurch and she's going to Rotorua on Saturday for the three-year-old race over 1200 metres, but that will depend on the weather – the horse has to come first," Matamata trainer Graham Richardson said. By Newgate Farm's Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock), Volpe Veloce is being aimed at the New Zealand 1000 Guineas at Riccarton on 12 November.