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Sunday, May 07 2017

Gary Vile promises to be a trainer to be reckoned with in one of the final black type juvenile prizes of the season.

The Awapuni conditioner is planning a two-pronged attack on the Listed Castletown Stakes at Wanganui on June 3 with smart debutante Dance For Money and Hard Merchandize, who has already proved competitive against the best of his age group.

Dance For Money made life difficult for herself before winning the Wanganui Function Centre 2YO on Sunday, the Showcasing filly having got away from rider Rebecca Goldsbury before the start.

"She just got a bit of a scare and darted around and was off, but it all turned out okay in the end," Vile said.

"She's been a pretty straight forward filly and had a couple of jump-outs and a trial. The only surprise to me was the ease of her win."

Out of a half-sister to the former champion Hong Kong miler Armada, Dance For Money jumped straight to the front and she was never headed on her way to a clear-cut defeat of the favourite Satin Belt.

"We'll look for a bit of black type now and probably head toward the Castletown Stakes," Vile said.

"Hard Merchandize is ready to go to the jump-outs now and he'll go the same way."

The son of Burgundy was a debut winner in the spring before he was put aside and he returned to run third at Trentham in March before he finished fifth in the Gr.1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes.

Meanwhile, Vile's Listed New Zealand St Leger winner Rock On has returned home from Australia where he ran third in the Gr.2 Chairman's Handicap at Randwick and filled a similar placing in a Flemington handicap.

"He's good and he'll have a few weeks in the paddock before we do anything with him," Vile said.

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