Gingernuts Dunks Them in the Derby
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Gingernuts following his last to first sensational win in the Avondale Guineas back up with a commanding win in the $1Mi NZ Derby at Ellerslie. Beautifully positioned by Opie Bosson in the race Gingernuts ran out the 2400m Derby in great style to record a comfortable win.
The race was a triumph for co-trainer Stephen Autridge who rode the pre-race favourite Altitude 36 years ago in the Derby. Altitude had a catastrophic bleed during the race and died on the track.
Gingernuts was protected by a FLAIR strip which reduce the incidence of bleeding-10 fold