Thursday, August 2, 2018
Unless there are two scratchings in Sunday night’s Group 3 Darwin Cup (537 m), Rockoon will contest the consolation before returning to Mount Gambier on Monday with his trainer Tracie Price.
The white and black son of Peter Rocket and Raya Riot, after finishing strongly to grab third spot in the final heat of the cup last Sunday night, was the seventh fastest of the four heats, running a time of 31.92 seconds.
However, only the first two in each heat qualified for the $25,000-to-the-winner final, Rockoon listed as the second reserve.
Price said that Rockoon had pulled up a treat after last Sunday night’s unlucky third and that he had been pleased with the run.
Meanwhile, at Tara Raceway on Sunday afternoon, there looks to be plenty of interest in the Klaassens Contractors Stake (512 m) with Charlton trainer Kevin Ashton’s China Catch ‘Em, a brilliant 10 length winner last week in 30.05 seconds, chasing his fourth successive win.