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Top Te Akau Colts in Exhibition Gallop
High-profile stable-mates Embellish and Age Of Fire impressed in an exhibition gallop on their home track at Matamata yesterday, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Te Akau Racing-owned colts galloped over 1000 metres in 1:01.2 with the final 600m in 35 flat. Embellish (Savabeel-Bling, by O'Reilly) and Age Of Fire (Fastnet Rock-Dragon's Tail, by Galileo) finished first and second respectively in last month's Gr1 New Zealand 2,000 Guineas, and the exciting colts are on set to resume on Boxing Day. Embellish will run in the Karaka 3YO Classic (1600m) with his primary autumn target being the Gr1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on 3 March, while Age Of Fire is on a path toward the Gr1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on the same day.