Dragon still a Guineas hope

Mark Forbes is still hoping to make a late run to the 2000 Guineas with Dragon.

Promising Cambridge three-year-old Dragon remains in the mix for a trip to Christchurch.

The son of Power’s build-up has been interrupted by a succession of rain-affected tracks, but trainer Mark Forbes is still hopeful of a shot at the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m).

“The tracks obviously haven’t played their part and we’re running short of time, but it’s the same for everyone,” he said.

“There’s two races suitable for him at Te Aroha next Wednesday, but it depends on the weather.”

Dragon is unbeaten in two trials and has been placed in both his raceday starts, including a last-start fourth behind the speedster Prom Queen at Ruakaka on September 2.

  • NZ Racing Desk