Fiesolana given French option

Trainer Willie McCreery is eyeing up a trip to France for star mare Fiesolana.

The five-year-old enjoyed a fantastic campaign in 2013, with a Group Two triumph in Newmarket's Challenge Stakes in October among her five victories for the year.

She has changed ownership during the winter and will this season carry the colours of Flaxman Stables as she aims to make the grade at Group One level.

McCreery said: "She's got stronger again during the winter and we're really looking forward to getting her going.

"The plan is to start off in a Group Two at Saint-Cloud in early May. That's where we're heading at this stage.

"She's owned by Flaxmen Stables now, which is brilliant for the yard, so hopefully we can have a big year with her."