Nemoralia (left): will be ridden byJoel Rosario at Belmont on SaturdayPICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
Nemoralia set for Frizette before Breeders' Cup run
JEREMY NOSEDA has an ambitious autumn programme mapped out for his top juvenile Nemoralia who embarks on the first stage of a high profile US campaign in the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday.
The $400,000 contest, which is staged on dirt, is one of four Grade 1 races at the New York track and is part of the "win and you're in" challenge series for the Breeders' Cup in October.
Winner of a competitive nursery at Doncaster last time, Nemoralia was an absentee from Friday's Group 2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket due to the ground. The daughter of More Than Ready, who previously won her maiden on the all-weather at Kempton in August, touched down in the US at the weekend.
Noseda,who won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile with Wilko in 2004, said: "Nemoralia's pedigree suggests she will be well suited to racing on the dirt and this looks a nice race for her with a view to running at the Breeders' Cup. She worked the best she had ever done before she left and we have already booked Joel Rosario for the ride."
The Frizette Stakes/Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies double was last done by My Miss Aurelia in 2011.