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Waddell's Confidence Growing in Derby Contender
Comeback jockey Jason Waddell is bullish about his upcoming Group One prospects with the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Camino Rocoso (Shocking-Our Centasea, by Centaine), reports NZ Racing Desk. He has been booked to ride the progressive son of Melbourne Cup winner Shocking in this weekend's Gr2 Avondale Guineas and then the Gr1 New Zealand Derby. "The Derby is worth a million dollars and Camino Rocoso is still on the way up. I'm pretty excited about riding him on Saturday," Waddell said. "He's still a bit fresh and will improve with the race, but he's some horse. He looks great and is a big, strong horse with a great attitude." Waddell added: "He's only had three runs this campaign and they have been well spaced."