Rockarral proves too strong

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Promising stayer Rockarral broke through for his first win with a comfortable victory at Gawler on Wednesday, October 11.

A red-hot $1.35 favourite, Rockarral scored a 1-3/4 length win in the Gawler South Bakery Distance Maiden (2100m) beating Dancing Journey ($4.60) with Puradeanie ($9) two lengths away third.

The winner was ridden by Jamie Kah who made it four wins in a row for the Tony McEvoy stable coming off a treble at Morphettville Parks last Saturday.

Assistant trainer Calvin McEvoy said Rockarral was a well-bred promising staying three-year-old.

“He’s been immature mentally, rather than physically, and that is why he didn’t start racing until September,” McEvoy said.

“He ran well twice over 1600 metres before stepping up in distance today which suited him perfectly.

“I thought his win was full of merit.

“Jamie was left in front at the 600 metre mark which was a long way for home for a young immature horse. He also wears blinkers so couldn’t see anything around him and to win as easily as he did adds merit to the victory.”

McEvoy said he would look for a suitable staying event in Adelaide for Rockarral.

“He’s a long striding horse so will be better suited around Morphettville rather than the Parks circuit.”

Rockarral continued a good run for Queensland owners Graham and Linda Huddy. Mrs Huddy bred the winner and he is raced by their Peachester Lodge.



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