Plans undecided for Ugo Foscolo

Ugo Foscolo pictured winning at Rotorua, the start of his run to the 2000 Guineas triumph.

Ugo Foscolo pictured winning at Rotorua, the start of his run to the 2000 Guineas triumph.

Stephen Marsh hasn’t given any thought to the future of his Gr.1 NZ 2000 Guineas hero Ugo Foscolo.

“We’re not going to commit to anything at the moment,” said the Cambridge trainer.

“We’ll let him get over the race and then have a good spell before we work things out.”

Beaten just once in six appearances, Ugo Foscolo executed a long-term plan with his defeat of Savile Row and Heroic Valour in last Saturday’s feature event at Riccarton.

“Ever since he was a two-year-old the 2000 Guineas was the aim so we’re very, very happy,” said Marsh.

Ugo Foscolo is still in Christchurch and will return home in the company of Seize The Moment and Thee Auld Floozie, who will represent the stable in Wednesday’s Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile.

“He’s still quite a fragile horse and it will do him good to travel back with the other two,” said Marsh.

“They are both very well and ready to go. They had their final gallops on Sunday morning and all reports on them are good.”

Marsh will also have a handful of runners at Te Awamutu tomorrow with the promising Scarlet’s Secret to resume in the Boxing Day @ Pirongia 1150.

“The rub of the green went against her a few times last campaign,” he said. “She won nicely though at Hawke’s Bay before she went for a spell.

“She’s strengthened up and we gave her a quiet trial on wet track at Te Aroha. She’s one who needs a decent surface.”

– NZ Racing Desk.