Tarzino aim for Francaletta 

Francaletta is being set for the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy, the Hastings feature won last year by another Cambridge galloper, Close Up.

Champion trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have left the door open for a late entry to the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on September 1.

The partnership had Jon Snow, Francaletta and New York Minute among the entries for the weight-for-age feature when nominations closed earlier this week.

“Jon Snow could potentially run there before heading to Melbourne, but it’s definitely the aim for Francaletta and a lot will be decided with New York Minute by how she runs in the Opunake Cup on Saturday and the Foxbridge Plate,” said Forsman.

“But there is a late entry of only $600 more than the initial payment a week before the race so if we do have something else that is going well, we could consider putting them in late then.”

—NZ Racing Desk