Albigna will travel to the US for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, Jessica Harrington has confirmed.
The two-year-old daughter of Zoffany followed up wins in her first two starts at the Curragh with sixth place in the Moyglare Stud Stake when moved up to a Group One race for the first time last month.
However, it was later revealed Albigna was in season at the time and she redeemed herself with an impressive win at the highest level in the Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp on October 6.
After previously admitting that she was undecided whether to take Albigna to America, Harrington has now confirmed that she will have a first runner at the Breeders' Cup on November 1.
"Albigna has come out of ParisLongchamp in great form and put on plenty of weight, so we're going to strike while the iron is hot," the trainer told The Irish Field.
"The Niarchos family (owners) are huge fans of the Breeders' Cup and it will be my first runner at the meeting, so it is very exciting.
"She'll go for the Juvenile Fillies Turf. I'm not quite sure of the form of the American fillies, but Albigna showed she is one of the best over here and she was brilliant in the Marcel Boussac.
"She stayed on really well in that race, but showed earlier in the year that she has a turn of foot and can handle quicker ground when she won the Airlie Stud Stakes. We're really looking forward to having a go next Friday week."
Article Posted on Sunday 20th October 2019 @ 13.03
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