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Vin De Dance returns home after Derby fourth

  • Tue, 10 Apr 2018
  • Richard Edmunds

New Zealand Derby winner Vin De Dance will come home for a winter break, with trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman excited about his prospects for the spring.

The son of Roc De Cambes had a two-start Sydney campaign, finishing second in the Gr. 1 Rosehill Guineas (subsequently relegated to fourth for interference in he home straight) and a gutsy fourth in last Saturday’s Gr. 1 Australian Derby at Randwick.

“It was a very game run,” Forsman told www.theinformant.co.nz. “He’s probably feeling the effects now of a fair bit of racing through the season, so he just lacked a bit of a turn of foot down the straight. But he tried very hard.

“That’ll be it for him this season. Both he and Mission Hill will come home for a break, and then we’ll start thinking about the spring with them.

“There’s a possibility that the other two (Weather With You and Mongolian Marshal) could stay on in Sydney for one more run in the Frank Packer Plate (April 21), but we’ll wait and see. We’ll probably make that decision at the end of this week.”