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Foxbridge Plate First-Up For Pondarosa Miss
High class New Zealand mare Pondarosa Miss (High Chaparral-Bak da Princess, by Danske) is likely to launch her Melbourne spring carnival campaign in the Gr3 Foxbridge Plate at Te Rapa in August, reports NZ Racing Desk. The 4YO daughter of High Chaparral, who broke through for a well deserved Gr1 success in the Easter Handicap (1600m) at Ellerslie last month, is being prepared for an ambitious tilt at the Melbourne Cup in November. "That's what we're looking at as long as everything goes well," said Darrel Hollinshead, who co-bred and part-owns the mare with his father and trainer Peter. "She's out for a month and she's jumping out of her skin." Hollinshead said Pondarosa Miss may make an appearance during the Triple Crown series at Hastings before leaving for Australia.