Travis next for Sofia Rosa

Sofia Rosa with Troy Harris, Stephen Marsh and Danielle Johnson soaking up the atmosphere after her Australian Oaks win.

Sofia Rosa with Troy Harris, Stephen Marsh and Danielle Johnson soaking up the atmosphere after her Australian Oaks win last year.

Sofia Rosa will attempt to add to her black-type record in the Gr.2 Travis Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday fortnight.

Last season’s Gr.1 Australian Oaks winner will appreciate the step up to 2000 metres following her last-start fifth in the Gr.1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes.

“Bringing her back to the mile was probably asking a bit much the other day,” said Bruce Perry, racing manager to owner Lib Petagna.

Sofia Rosa preceded her Te Rapa run with a fifth over 2000 metres in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill last month. A start earlier she was third to Kawi and Start Wondering in the Haunui Farm Group One WFA Classic at Otaki.

  • NZ Racing Desk