Trainer Oliver Sherwood expects Papagana to make a winning return in next Saturday's Warfield Mares' Hurdle at Ascot.
The six-year-old made the step up to Grade One level on her last visit to the venue in December's Marsh Hurdle and delivered a respectable third-place finish behind The Worlds End and L'Ami Serge.
Papagana will now drop back down to Grade Two company next week and Sherwood is expecting a strong showing when she takes on her fellow mares.
"Papagana is A1 and the plan is to run her in the Warfield at Ascot next Saturday as it is the obvious race to go for," Sherwood confirmed.
"This is a different ball game to the Grade One she ran in against the boys last time and she is at the top of her league in her own sex."
It is still unclear who Papagana will come up against in the Warfield, with a strong contingent expected to head over from Ireland, but Sherwood is confident his mare will be able to rise to any challenge that comes her way.
"I don't know what might be coming over from Ireland for the race but she is one of the best around in Britain," the trainer added.
Article Posted on Saturday 11th January 2020 @ 12.24
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