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Ugo Foscolo Signals Big Autumn With Trial Romp
Star Kiwi colt Ugo Foscolo (Zacinto-Bequests, by Stravinsky) looks set for a prosperous Sydney campaign after scoring a runaway 7 length barrier trial win at Warwick Farm yesterday morning, reports NZ Racing Desk. "It wasn't as hot a field as it was for his first trial when he ran fifth behind the likes of English, Terravista and Astern, but he wasn't asked for anything then," said Jonathan Scully, who manages part-owner Kevin Hickman's Valachi Downs operation at Matamata. "He put a few lengths on them today and he looked pretty good in doing it." The Gr1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner is scheduled to make his Australian debut for new trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in the Gr1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on Saturday week. "I've spoken to Gai and Adrian and they said he could be a bit vulnerable over 1300 metres, that's not his pet distance, but he'll be at his best third-up for the Doncaster. Everyone is very pleased with the horse," said Scully. Ugo Foscolo is likely to run in the $1 million Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on 18 March with two weeks then to the $3 million Gr1 Doncaster Handicap at Randwick. Click here to watch Ugo Foscolo's trial win.