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Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Better later than never as Botti bids for last Group race of 2017

Marco Botti: hopeful for Red Label
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2.45 Capannelle
Premio Roma GBI Racing (Group 2) | 1m2f 

Marco Botti hopes to land Europe's last Pattern race of the year as Red Label tackles the belated Premio Roma GBI Racing over ten furlongs at Capannelle in Rome on Sunday.

He was pleased with his new recruit's third place at San Siro in Milan last month and expects him to run a big race in this salvaged Group 2 contest, which was due to have been run three weeks ago but was lost to the weather.

"It was a good run in Milan," the trainer said. "We learned a little about him and that put him spot on.

"He stayed out in Italy after this race was abandoned and he's done really well, he's in great form and did a nice piece of work on Tuesday."

Red Label faces a rematch with Anda Muchacho, who beat him just over three lengths in their nine-furlong clash in Group 3 company six weeks ago.

"It's a tough race and he's taking on Anda Muchacho again, but the extra furlong will suit him," said Botti.

"He won't mind a bit of cut in the ground and I'm quite hopeful of a good run."

He stayed out in Italy after this race was cancelled and he's done really well, he's in great form and he did a nice piece of work on Tuesday.
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