Perth trainer Tiarnna Robertson has confirmed that her star mare Fabergino will head to Melbourne on a ‘hit and run’ mission.
An eastern states campaign in the autumn loomed a reality for Robertson after Fabergino’s past two explosive Listed wins
The five-year-old won the Crawford Stakes (1000m) first-up and smashed her opposition in the Summer Scorcher (1000m) last January.
The lightly-raced daughter of Maschino heads to Melbourne with seven wins and two placings from 10 starts for prizemoney of $328,500.
Robertson said Fabergino will make her interstate debut at the end of February.
“She will race in the Bob Hoysted Stakes on February 29,” Robertson told The Races WA.
“That’s the plan, but of course it depends on how she handles the travel and settles in.
“That’s the only race we have earmarked and she will come home after that.
“But if everything goes right and she handles it all then we go back for the Moir Stakes in the spring.
“That race is the ultimate goal and I will be travelling with her for both proposed campaigns.”
The Bob Hoysted Stakes is a Listed race over 1000m at Flemington.
The weight-for-age Moir Stakes (1000m) is run at Moonee Valley in late September.
Meanwhile Robertson’s top form continued at Geraldton on Wednesday when Mordor and Angry Annie posted respective wins.
Angry Annie was the second-leg of a treble for Robertson’s apprentice, Madi Derrick, the young rider’s fourth win from five starts since her debut on January 26.