Anthony Freedman will
be hoping for a better result with new stable acquisition Aloisia when she
lines-up in the Gr.2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.
The New Zealand-bred
mare joined Freedman’s Mornington barn after she was purchased for A$1.2
million to Hilldene Farm and Peter Ford Thoroughbreds in May.
She finished third
behind former stablemate Humidor in a 950m trial at Cranbourne last month
before her unplaced run in the Gr.3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on
While the result was
disappointing for the stable, Racing Manager Brad Taylor said they were happy
enough with the way she finished off the race.
“Her run was probably
better than it looked,” he said. “Looking at the sectionals of the race, she
ran the third fastest last 400 and 200m of the race.
“She just got a little
further back than we would have liked that day, but she drew wide, it was not
fault of Linda’s (Meech, jockey).
“She hit the line
strongly and she will be suited by the step up to 1400m.”
“She seems a bit
sharper with the blinkers on. She trialled well leading into that resuming run.
She should run well.”