Gingernuts – ruled out

Gingernuts – ruled out

Horse name: Gingernuts

Age: 4

Sex: Gelding

Trainer: Stephen Autridge And Jamie Richards

Owner: Te Akau (NZ)

Country: NZ

Attempt?: No

Formline: NZ Derby+Rosehill Guineas

Distance Query?: Yes

Path?: One race at Hawkes Bay, then Australia

Likes wet?: Yes

Notes: Gingernuts won the NZ Derby, then backed it up winning the Rosehill Guineas with a brilliant turn of foot. Fifth in a slow Australian Derby. Big spring ahead with big aims.

Resumed with a very good fifth in a NZ Group 1 at Hastings. The run itself has merit but considering the check he copped, which nearly dislodged jockey Opie Bosson, this was a fine return:

Gingernuts won the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) and looked good doing it when he’s really looking for more distance. A big chance in the Caulfield Cup.

Update: The rain at Hastings sent all this awry. He’ll now focus towards the Emirates Stakes on the last day of the carnival.