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NZ Gr1 Winner Sent Home to Recover
Last season's New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Ugo Foscolo has returned home to New Zealand for a period of rehabilitation, reports NZ Racing Desk. The son of Zacinto impressed in two trials wins for new trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott before his latest setback and connections decided his recovery would be best managed at home. "He's suffering from muscle soreness and we've been through this before with him," said Jonathan Scully, racing manager for part-owner Kevin Hickman. Scully also manages the prominent breeder and owner's Valachi Downs property at Matamata where Ugo Foscolo will recuperate. "We've got the facilities and good paddocks and he can be knee deep in grass and be on the treadmill when he's ready," Scully said. Ugo Foscolo arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday with treatment already underway. "We had the physio to him this morning and he hadn't seen a horse as sore as him for a while," Scully said. "We will be letting the horse tell us when he's ready to go back to the races, it will be a while but he's still young."