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Jeremy Noseda excited to take Kentucky Derby challenge with Gronkowski

Trainer Jeremy Noseda Jeremy Noseda could not be happier with Gronkowski as the build up to the Kentucky Derby gathers pace.
A winner of four of his six starts to date, he booked his ticket to America by winning the Burradon Stakes at Newcastle.
"I am delighted with him. He's a lovely, straightforward horse to deal with and everything is very much on schedule with our preparation," Noseda told Tattersalls.
"He leaves for America in two weeks, on April 28, and by the time he leaves quarantine and starts training, it will be Tuesday morning. That's the plan and I think it is the perfect timing for his arrival.
"It's just getting him happy, fit and healthy, and then we have to find out if he goes on the dirt or not. I'm pretty confident he'll handle it well. They either do or they don't, no matter how much you train them."
Named after New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, Noseda is hoping to meet his namesake.
"I am definitely looking forward to meeting Gronkowski the man. It will be a huge day and will possibly open racing, even at the Kentucky Derby, to a different level of sports fans with the NFL being the most high-profile sport in America," he said.
"The Kentucky Derby is one of the most special days in horse racing. It has an atmosphere and intensity that I have never experienced at any other race anywhere in the world. It is a special event to be at and we will roll the dice and give it our best shot."

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