Nicconi Filly Cherry Ripe

 In 2014

Talented filly Cherry Vain will make one appearance before her first major test of the new season in New Zealand.

“She’s going to kick off at Ruakaka in the three-year-old race on Saturday week and then we’ll look at the Gold Trail Stakes,” trainer Nigel Tiley said.

“She’s come back better than ever.”

Cherry Vain was an impressive debut winner at Ellerslie in the autumn and was spelled after she had given a good account of herself when fifth in the Group 1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes.

The first crop daughter of dual Group I winner Nicconi finished less than three lengths from the winner O’Marilyn in the Awapuni feature, so obviously has above average ability.

Promising young sire Nicconi has started the new season with two quick winners and stands this spring at a fee of $13,200.