Noble Hachy (right): was not at her best in two starts abroad this yearPICTURE: Corrado Garofalo/Hippogroup Roma Capannelle
Unbeaten home record on line for Noble Hachy
Preview: Italy, Sunday 3.45pm GMT
Capannelle: Premio Carlo e Francesco Aloisi (Group 3) 6f, turf, 2yo+
NOBLE HACHY (Luigi Riccardi/Cristian Demuro) will be sent of favourite to land the final Group race of the 2012 Italian season and maintain her unbeaten record in her homeland, having recorded seven wins from as many starts there.
The two blips on her overall record were fifth-place finishes in Group races won by Wizz Kid and Lockwood at Chantilly and Maisons-Laffitte respectively.
Although Noble Hachy was not beaten far on either occasion, connections believe the filly was not at her best for those two summer outings and say that she has improved a great deal since then.
This daughter of Kyllachy faces eight opponents, including the French challenger Blue Soave (Fabrice Chappet/Thierry Thulliez), luckless Blu Constellation (Raffaele Biondi/Dario Vargiu) and consistent Dagda Mor (Stefano Botti/Fabio Branca).
Two years ago, Blu Constellation handed out a six-length drubbing to last month's Prix de l'Abbaye winner Wizz Kid in a Maisons-Laffitte Group 2 but since then his career has been blighted by injury and illness, including suffering from piroplasmosis, a tick-borne disease which in many cases proves fatal.