Matamata return for Ugo Foscolo

Ugo Foscolo, pictured winning the Gr.1 Sothys NZ 2000 Guineas at Riccarton, is back with Stephen Marsh and ready to kick off at Matamata.

Group One winner Ugo Foscolo will be back on track on Saturday week.

“He was going to trial at Matamata tomorrow, but they’ve been cancelled so he’ll go straight to the open 1200 metres on Matamata Breeders’ day,” said trainer Stephen Marsh.

“He looks great and it’s great to have him back.”

Marsh prepared Ugo Foscolo to win five of his first six starts, including the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m), before the son of Zacinto transferred to the Sydney stable of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

Muscle soreness restricted him to just one unplaced run before he returned home.

  • NZ Racing Desk