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Odds Shortening on Gingernuts Trip
Sydney is the favoured next destination for last weekend's New Zealand Derby winner Gingernuts, reports NZ Racing Desk. "He has come through the race unbelievably well," Te Akau principal David Ellis said. "We're giving very strong consideration to the Rosehill Guineas and then the Derby. He's a really happy horse and we're leaning that way." The winner of four of his seven starts for trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards, Gingernuts (Iffraaj-Double Elle, by Generous) was an impressive winner of the Gr2 Avondale Guineas prior to his commanding performance to claim top honours in the Derby last Saturday. A decision will be made on Friday on Gingernuts' immediate future. The $600,000 r1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) will be run at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper day (18 March), while the $2 million Gr1 Australian Derby (2400m) is scheduled to be run at Royal Randwick on 1 April.