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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Sunday, February 19 2017

Wyndspelle is a confirmed Gr.1 New Zealand Derby starter while an offshore classic is on the agenda for the colt's stablemate Tavidream.

Wyndspelle - Trish Dunell

The impressive last-start Gr.2 Waikato Guineas winner will take his place in the Vodafone-sponsored feature after speculation that he may instead take on the Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

"He's going to the Derby and not Otaki," Logan said. "He's very well and he'll probably have an exhibition gallop somewhere to top him off."

To be ridden in the Derby by Danielle Johnson, Wyndspelle was allowed to bypass Saturday's Gr.2 Avondale Guineas due to the slow going.

"He's trained on very well since Te Rapa and he was much better off not going," Logan said.

Wyndspelle's stablemate Romancer did run at Ellerslie, but he was right out of luck and covered extra ground in the Guineas before finishing toward the back of the field.

"From the draw he was three wide for the trip – it was pretty bad, but he's come through it well," Logan said. "Vinnie Colgan will probably ride him in the Derby."

Meanwhile, Gr.1 Queensland Derby aspirations are held for the exciting Tavidream.

"We'll give him a bit of a break now and head in that direction," Logan said. "He's a pretty smart horse."

The son of Tavistock has two wins and two placings from his four appearances in his latest success at Ellerslie on Saturday he accounted for the Tony Pike-trained Sacred Way, who is also touted as an ideal Queensland Derby horse.

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