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NZ Briefs for 06th June 2018

Demonetization returns; 3YO in fine fettle; Japan in mix for Kiwi star; Cup hope thriving
Demonetization returns
Demonetization, one of this season’s most promising three-year-olds, has returned to the Pukekohe barn of trainer Nigel Tiley in preparation for a race day return.
The son of All Too Hard won three of his four starts in his classic season, including a last-start victory in the Gr.2 Auckland Guineas (1600m), and was runner-up in the Listed Eagle Memorial 3YO (1500m) in his only defeat.
Tiley is excited to have Demonetization back in the stable, but is in no rush with the colt.
“He came back into the stable on Tuesday,” he said. “We’ll just give him a nice, long slow build-up and hopefully have him going again in the spring.
“He’s had an injury, so at this stage the most important thing to concentrate on is his rehab. Once we have got him through his first couple of months of long steady work then we will start to look at some targets for him.”
3YO in fine fettle
Beltoy is forward to resume in Thursday’s New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at New Plymouth.
“She won a trial nicely and a jump-out so we expect a bit from her,” trainer Kylie Little said.
The Per Incanto three-year-old placed twice last season and also finished fourth behind the now Hong Kong-based Waldorf in the Listed Ryder Stakes (1200m).
Japan in mix for Kiwi star
New Zealand-bred star Wertheris in line for a trip to Japan.
Hong Kong trainer John Moore will give the multiple Group One-winning son of Tavistock another gallop before confirming a tilt at the Gr.1 TakarazukaKinen (2200m) at Hanshin on June
In his first appearance since bleeding in the Gr.1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m), Werther finished sixth last Sunday in the Gr.3 Lion Rock Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin.
Cup hope thriving
Rising Red is at the top of his game for Saturday’s Gr.2 Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben.
The New Zealand-bred son of Redwood was successful last time out in the Gr.3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) and has subsequently pleased trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young.
“He’s working well and we're really happy with him, he's definitely maintained his condition,”Busuttinsaid.
“He had a year between runs so it's great to see him getting back to the form we knew he could produce.”
Runner-up in last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m), Rising Red was later side-lined by a suspensory ligament injury in the lead-up to the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

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