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Improvement Expected from Embellish
Connections are predicting a vastly improved showing from Embellish in Saturday week's Gr1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington, reports NZ Racing Desk. The New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner was an encouraging sixth (beaten 2.9 lengths) when making his Australian debut in last weekend's Gr3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington, and Te Akau principal David Ellis says the colt has really benefited from the outing. "He's come through the run really well and we couldn't be happier with him," Ellis said. "There is quite a lot of improvement in him. It was his first run in Australia and he will definitely appreciate the step up to a mile." Embellish (Savabeel-Bling, by O'Reilly) was not among the first entries for the Guineas due to an administrative oversight but Ellis confirmed "he will be nominated and he will be running."