Thursday, June 14, 2018
Rockoon’s appearance at Tara Raceway on Sunday afternoon should add plenty of interest to the 10-race program.
Winner of the Group 1 Hume Cup (600 m) at The Meadows last November, the June 2015 son of Peter Rocket and Raya Riot comes into Sunday’s Rock’s Retreat Mixed Stake (600 m) from box one with stakemoney earnings of more than $124,000.
In the Compton kennels of Tracie Price for only a week, the Keith Hellmuth-owned Rockoon hasn’t won since November 17 last year when successful in a 715 metre heat of the Bold Trease at Sandown Park.
However, he had track watchers sitting up and taking notice at last Saturday morning’s Tara Raceway trials when running quick time over 512 metres in what appeared to be effortless fashion.