Highlad returns to work

Highlad (nearest camera) about to get the better of Manhattan Street in the Wanganui Guineas.

Highlad (nearest camera) about to get the better of Manhattan Street to win the Wanganui Guineas.

Current Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby second favourite Highlad is back in work with Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.

The son of Hugh Chaparral is at $10 for the classic with Sacred Elixir the market leader at $5.

Highlad won the Listed Wanganui Guineas ahead of a spring campaign in Melbourne where he was placed in the Listed UCI Stakes at Flemington.

Eleonora, the Gr.3 Ethereal Stakes winner and Gr.1 VRC Oaks placegetter, as well as the Gr.2 Danehill Stakes winner Saracino and Luna Rossa, runner-up in the Gr.2 1000 Guineas Prelude, will also be back in the stable this week.

— NZ Racing Desk