Travel plans have been confirmed for the Australian-trained Civil Disobedience to contest Saturday week’s Gr. 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie.
The Kiwi-bred son of Raise The Flag has won four of his 10 starts, including a last-start success in the Listed Tasmanian Derby, and will be trainer Darren Weir’s first New Zealand runner.
“We’ve nominated a few before, but they didn’t get there and everything is now in order for Civil Disobedience to go over,” Weir said.
“The Tasmanian Derby wasn’t a strong race, but he did it well and Ben Allen has been engaged to ride him."
Civil Disobedience is rated a $12 chance in the Derby market.