Demonetization, one of last season’s standout three-year-olds, has come through his gelding operation well according to his trainer Nigel Tiley.
The four-year-old son of All Too Hard won the Gr.2 Auckland Guineas (1600m) back in January and was subsequently installed a warm favourite for the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) but failed to make the race due to a stress fracture of the fetlock.
After a disappointing runner-up performance last start at Counties, the decision was made to geld the horse.
“He’s just come back and he looks fantastic,” Tiley said.
“The gelding went extremely well, you are always a little bit worried when you geld an older horse, you might have some complications, but he’s just taken it in his stride and he looks as though he’s chilled out with being gelded.
“We’ll get him going again and just see where we are at with him.”