A pair of talented three-year-olds trained by Stephen Marsh will test the waters this weekend in the Gr.3 Higgins Concrete Manawatu Classic (2000m) at Awapuni.
Deels Done and Decadence are on an upward trajectory as lightly raced maiden winners.
“Given the timing of their campaigns, the Manawatu Classic fits in perfectly and will give us a good indication of where they are at,” Marsh said.
“If they can compete at this level over ground, it opens up options in Australia for them. It is a good test at this early stage of their career.”
The duo are both raced by Go Racing syndicates and have been earmarked as classic types.
A gelding by Dundeel, Deels Done will be considered for a Derby campaign in Queensland or South Australia, while Decadence, a filly by Sweet Orange, will look at the Oaks in both aforementioned States.