5 Mar 2010

Derby Day kicks off Auckland Cup week

12:38 pm on 5 March 2010

Ellerslie racegoers are in for a treat tomorrow with Derby Day sure to get Auckland Cup week off to a memorable start.

The $2.2 million Derby has attracted 15 three-year-olds and the Matamata-trained filly Zarzuela is almost certain to start, the favourite having won three group races in only eight career starts.

But she's likely to be tested by another filly Katie Lee, which has won $1million, Corporal Jones and last year's Victoria Derby winner Monaco Consul.

The million-dollar Auckland Cup will be run on Wednesday.