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Habana Is Second Favourite For Saturday’s Gr 1 TAB Classic (Picture: Racing And Sports).

Warren Kennedy has a plum ride in Saturday’s Gr 1 NZ$400,000 TAB Classic at Trentham, which is the main racecourse in Wellington in New Zealand.

Kennedy is nine wins clear at the top of the NZ Premiership jockeys log and will be riding the Lance Noble-trained Zoustar five-year-old gelding Habana in the Classic.

Kennedy rode Habana in all of his four-year-old starts and has ridden him in all of his starts as a five-year-old.

His nine rides aboard the gelding have yieleded five wins, including a narrow Listed win over 1500m last time out at Pukekohe.

Kennedy has also ridden him to a Gr 3 second over 1600m and a Gr 3 third iver 1200m.

The tipping and statistical analysis of the race sees Habana emerging with the most numder of points.

He is the second favourite paying NZ$8 on the Tote to Aegon, who is paying NZ$5.

Aegon (Sacred Falls) was the Gr 1 NZ 2000 Guineas winner in 2020 and has won a Gr 2 and a Gr 3 in Australia.

Habana is drazwn well in six out of 17 runners.

Kennedy has had 58 wins this season and is nine clear of Irishman Joe Doyle.