After a jet-setting juvenile campaign, Albigna is now settled into her winter quarters as connections dream of 1,000 Guineas glory next spring.
The Jessica Harrington-trained daughter of Zoffany, won the the Group Two Airlie Stud Stakes at the Curragh and the Group One Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp, before coming home a fast-finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf at Santa Anita.
“She travelled home very well and is in good form, enjoying a little break,” said Alan Cooper, racing manager to owners the Niarchos family.
“At this early stage we’d be looking at one of the early-season Classics – Newmarket, the Curragh, and possibly Longchamp, where she knows the course and distance.
“We’re many months from all of that, but that would be the thought – having chatted with Jessie about it in Santa Anita.
“It’s much too early to talk about prep races.
“She ran a very good race at Santa Anita. She was unbalanced on the first turn, which cost her some ground, and she finished beautifully.”
The Niarchos family have another exciting prospect on their hands in the shape of the once-raced Highest Ground.
The son of Frankel did plenty wrong on debut, missing the break and giving his rivals several lengths at Leicester in September.
However, the Sir Michael Stoute inmate regathered himself and powered clear late on for an eye-catching win.
“He won his maiden very well, and we look forward to him next spring,” said Cooper.
“The female family is more a mile than a mile and a quarter, a mile and a half. Let’s see how he winters and see what Sir Michael would like to do in the spring.”