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Setback For Top Kiwi Colt

Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Connections of top Kiwi 3YO Age Of Fire (Fastnet Rock-Dragon's Tail, by Galileo) have put a contingency plan in place following an injury to the Gr1 winner, reports NZ Racing Desk. "He got cast in his box and gave his tendon a whack," Te Akau principal David Ellis said. "After four days at the vet clinic he's now 100 per cent so it's onwards and upwards with him, but whether we get to the New Zealand Derby we're not 100 per cent certain." Ellis added: "We think if we can get him to the Avondale Guineas we can make the Derby, otherwise there's the Group One mile at Otaki (the WFA Classic), the Rosehill Guineas and then the ATC Derby." The Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards-trained Age Of Fire enhanced his future stud value last start when he landed the Gr1 Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham. Age Of Fire has a yearling sister (Lot 172) who will be offered by Hallmark Stud during Book 1 at Karaka on 28 January.

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