Cambridge trainer Roger James is pleased with the way Rondinella has come through her last-start placing in the Gr.1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m).
The four-year-old mare, prepared in partnership with Robert Wellwood, finished third behind Melody Belle and Danzdanzdance on an unsuitable Heavy track at Ellerslie last Saturday.
“There is every chance she is going to run in Australia next start,” James said.
“Quite possibly in Sydney next weekend. She will hold a nomination for the Ranvet (Gr.1, 2000m) and the Epona Stakes (Gr.3, 1900m) on the same day.”
The daughter of Ocean Park is one of the most progressive gallopers in New Zealand and has won four of her 11 career starts, with a further four placings.