Andrew Noblet has seen enough to be convinced that Foxy Frida deserves a crack at Australia’s final Group 1 of the season, the Tattersalls Tiara, this Saturday at Eagle Farm.
The Ballarat trainer knew the five-year-old’s form warranted taking her place in the 1400-metre event, but he wanted to see how she recovered from her last-start win in the $500,000 Magic Millions National Classic before committing.
That made it back-to-back wins, and three wins from four starts this campaign, and Noblet was delighted to see how she bounced out of the 1600m event at Saturday’s venue.
“She had the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off, was on the water walker for the rest of the week, came back into Eagle Farm last Monday and she looks great,” Noblet said.
“We said we’d try and freshen her up and run in this race if she pulled up well, so that’s where she’s going.
“With these mares, you’ve just to get them right at the right time and if they’re going like she is, then you can have a crack.
“She’s in form and weight-for-age will probably suit her at this stage, so you’ve just got to have a go, don’t you?”
Foxy Frida, a daughter of Foxwedge, has won races in different states this campaign.
She won the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) two starts ago and launched the campaign with victory in the 1400m Gold Bracelet at Bendigo.
Foxy Frida will have classy types including Ruthless Dame, Opal Ridge, Chaillot, Chain Of Lightning and Comrade Rosa among her rivals in the Tiara and Noblet is more concerned with the way the race is run than what barrier she draws.
“It’ll be a quality race, probably a full field, and if they rock along in front and set it up for something making ground, she’s probably going to be one of them,” Noblet said.
– RAS NewsWire