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Guineas Next For Top Prospect

Tuesday, 13th December 2016

The ambitiously named Top Prospect is living up to expectations and he will take another step on New Year's Day toward a coveted three-year-old prize, reports NZ Racing Desk. The son of Swiss Ace is unbeaten in his last three appearances, including the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial at his most recent start. "He has come through that in really good order," trainer Richard Collett said. "We'll keep him ticking over and run him next in the Great Northern Guineas." He added: "We'll probably look at the Karaka 3YO Mile and then aim him toward the Avondale Guineas ahead of the Derby [Gr1 New Zealand Derby]." While Top Prospect's pedigree doesn't ooze stamina – he is from the family of the recently deceased Gr1 winner Atlante – Collett doesn't question the gelding's ability to perform over more ground. "I've got no doubt that he will, he relaxes so well and he's got the class," he said. The Gr1 New Zealand Derby will be run at Ellerslie on 4 March.

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