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Unbeaten Volpe Veloce Thriving

Friday, 20th January 2017

Graham Richardson says his star filly Volpe Veloce is in top shape ahead of Sunday week's New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Karaka 3YO Mile at Ellerslie, reports NZ Racing Desk. Volpe Veloce had five days in the paddock after extending her unbeaten record to 6 in the Gr2 Eight Carat Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. "She's really well. She had five days off and she's put on weight," Richardson said. "It's going to be a good field but it's a challenge we're really looking forward to." Richardson said Volpe Veloce was likely to progress to the Gr2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic (2000m) at Te Rapa a fortnight later before a decision is made about which classic she will target. "If she goes well enough at Ellerslie and she comes through it OK, there's the Sir Tristram Classic 13 days later and then I'll sit down with the owners and decide if she goes to the Oaks or the Derby," he said. By Newgate Farm's Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock), the aptly named Volpe Veloce, whose name in Italian translates to "fast fox", is a half-sister to Listed Black Opal Stakes winner Delago Bolt from the Gr3 Blue Diamond Preview winning filly Bardego.

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