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Weather adds further intrigue to crucial Derby lead-up

  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018
  • Richard Edmunds
Scott Base has headed the New Zealand Derby market since winning the Karaka Million 3YO Classic.

Scott Base has headed the New Zealand Derby market since winning the Karaka Million 3YO Classic.

A sodden start to this week has added a twist to Saturday’s Gr. 2 Electrolux Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie – a crucial clash of leading New Zealand Derby contenders that could finally clarify a cloudy classic picture. The TAB’s Vodafone New Zealand Derby market this week is barely recognisable from just three or four weeks ago, when the Group-winning colts Age Of Fire and Demonetization towered over their opposition. Both have since suffered setbacks that have ruled them …
 

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