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Colt On Fire Ahead of Million

Wednesday, 24th January 2018

The connections of promising 2YO Nirvana In Fire (Showcasing-Shuswap, by Pins) are thrilled with the colt ahead of Saturday's Karaka Million (1200m) at Ellerslie, reports NZ Racing Desk. "He's made really good progress and we couldn't be happier with him," said Andrew Scott, who trains Nirvana In Fire in partnership with Lance O'Sullivan. "Sam Collett has been booked to ride him, but it will come down to a good draw and good luck – hopefully that's us." Nirvana In Fire was a trial winner before he was successful on debut at Pukekohe Park in December. He then confirmed a start in the Karaka Million when runner-up over 1100m at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. "He's got the form and he's earned the money to get in so he's a legitimate chance," Scott said. Nirvana In Fire hails from the Betty Box (IRE) family of VRC Derby winner Hit The Roof, Gr1 Railway Handicap winner Alynda, Gr1 winning sprinter and sire Turffontein, and Gr3 winning sire Fast 'N' Famous.

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