Star Kiwi three-year-old Aegon is set to target the 2021 All-Star Mile (1600m), with the undefeated galloper becoming the first nomination from New Zealand for the lucrative March 13 event.
Co-trainer Andrew Forsman has outlined the autumn plans for the New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) winner, with the Karaka Classic (1600m), the Australian Guineas (1600m), and the All-Star Mile all in calculations at this stage.
Like father, like son.
Aegon ($2.80) emulates the feats of his sire Sacred Falls by winning the Group 1 @ABE_Dubai 48th New Zealand 2000 Guineas.
What a win. pic.twitter.com/61RuHA0sB8
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“It is obviously a dream scenario but well worth throwing a nomination in for,” Forsman told the NZ Herald.
“The first aim is the Karaka Classic and that race will tell us how much he has developed with the spell he has just had.
“It might also tell us whether he is better staying here for a Derby campaign heading through the Guineas races or we stick to the miles and chase the really big money in Melbourne.
“Both are possible, so we are trying to keep an open mind.”