Aloisia to resume in Villiers Stakes

Aloisia  - Bruno Cannatelli

Bruno Cannatelli

Connections of New Zealand-bred galloper Aloisia are hoping she can turn around her form when she resumes in the Gr.2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

The Group One winner disappointed in her spring campaign, finishing unplaced in three of her four starts, while placing in the Gr.2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m).

Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have been pleased with the Azamour mare since she returned from a light freshen-up and believe that if she shows on raceday what they have been seeing in her work, she should be a winning chance.

“Hopefully she will run better than she has recently. Her first two runs in her prep in the spring were great,” Eustace said.

“We thought she was back to her best, but we were disappointed at Flemington, we really fancied her in the Myer and she didn’t really fire.

“We were hoping she was looking for further, we backed her up, and again she didn’t fire.

“We have freshened her up. She’s going 1600m up in Sydney. She looks fantastic, but she has the whole way through and she has continued to gallop well at home, so fingers-crossed she translates that onto the track.”


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