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Tuesday, May 02 2017

Euphoria will get her chance to atone for a below par performance at her last start when she makes her next appearance in Queensland.

Euphoria - Race Images Palmerston North

The filly was unplaced in the Gr.3 Cambridge Breeders' Stakes, but trainer Rachael Frost is prepared to forgive the three-year-old daughter of Rip Van Winkle her Te Rapa failure.

"She wasn't that far off them, but I was still a little bit disappointed," she said.

"She got a bit fired up and she did draw wide, which didn't help. She pulled up well though so she's on her way."

Frost will set Euphoria a modest first-up task in Australia in the hope of an early strike.

"The first preference is to try and win a Wednesday race somewhere and that would then pay for the air fares," she said.

"It would also be good for the horse's confidence and after that there are quite a few options.

"Every week there are three-year-old or fillies and mares' races and hopefully she will end up in the Tatts Tiara. That might be a bit too ambitious, we'll wait and see what may happen."

The Gr.1 Tatts Tiara will be run at Eagle Farm on June 24.

Euphoria was a trial winner before she finished a creditable debut fourth in the Listed Wanganui Guineas in the spring.

She then won races at Tauherenikau and at Motukarara before an injury halted plans for a crack at the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas.

"She went sore and once she got home the scintigraphy tests showed she had a stress fracture in a back leg," Frost said.

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 03:24 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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