Nicoletta enjoying deserved break

Nicoletta (inner) beating Devise  in the Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham.

Nicoletta (inner) beating Devise in the Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham.

Nicoletta has been put aside after a completing a rewarding summer and autumn campaign.

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Savabeel filly won the Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes, finished runner-up in the Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic and ran fourth in both the Gr.3 Lowland Stakes and the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks.

“She’s been very good all the way through and she’s spelling now,” said owner Lib Petagna’s racing manager Bruce Perry.

— NZ Racing Desk