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Dukedom Ready For Avondale Guineas
Meanwhile, trainer Steven Cole reports Gr1-winning 3YO Dukedom to be in excellent order ahead of Saturday's Gr2 Avondale Guineas (2100m), reports NZ Racing Desk. The Bachelor Duke gelding took his record to 2 wins from 6 starts when defeating the likes of star colt Xtravagant in the Gr1 Levin Classic (1600m) on 16 January and will use the Avondale Guineas as his final prep for the New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on 5 March. "I'm very happy with him and his work this morning was good after his exhibition gallop last week," Cole said. "There's still improvement to come from him heading toward the Derby so at this stage it's all in place."