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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Monday, February 13 2017

Leading filly Volpe Veloce has gone to the paddock for a well-deserved break.

Volpe Veloce
Volpe Veloce Picture:Trish Dunell

The daughter of Foxwedge was immediately spelled in the wake of her first defeat in eight starts when she ran fourth after failing to stay 2000 metres in Saturday’s Gr.2 Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic at Te Rapa.

“She was quite tired, she’s been up for a fair while, so we’ve tipped her out for a holiday,” trainer Graham Richardson said.

“She’s done us all proud and, at this stage of her life, a mile is as far as she wants to go.

“Depending on how she spells, we could have her back for the Te Aroha fillies and mares’ race.”

The Gr.1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes on April 8 is the possible autumn target for Volpe Veloce , who is unlikely to cross the Tasman for the Queensland winter carnival.

“If we went anywhere it would more likely to be Melbourne,” Richardson said.

Volpe Veloce has this season won the Gr.2 Eight Carat Classic, the Gr.3 Eulogy Stakes and the Listed Karaka Mile. She currently leads the NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year series with 14 points from La Diosa on 12 and Nicoletta with 10.

Meanwhile, Richardson is currently in Sydney sourcing more young talent for his Matamata stable, with his purchases including another Foxwedge filly secured for $A135,000.

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