Nov 23, 2015
Last Wednesday at Sale was a good meeting for us, the stable saddling up three nice horses with Rocknet in winning form whilst Streesthavenoname and Prix D'Or were both game in the placings.
Settling midfield in the 2200m BM64 event, Rocknet travelled nicely for Matthew Allen, making his run from before the turn and finishing off gamely to claim victory right on the line.
Doing a good job carrying a couple of kilos more than the runner-up, Rocknet recorded the second success of his consistent 18 start career, one that has seen him fill placings on a further 13 occasions.
Only twice out of the first five, Rocknet is a particularly honest performer who was well deserving of this victory having been placed at each of his four previous runs.
"There was a good tempo throughout which suited him," jockey Matthew Allen reported, "and he enjoyed a nice smooth run into the race."
Raced by his breeder Limerick Lane with Holland Racing, Graeme Curtain, GavinOutridge, Barry Kerr, Anthony Penglase and Paul Curtain, Rocknet is a son of Fastnet Rock and the dual Gr.3 winning mare Shelbourne Lass, also dam of the Gr.3 winner sprinter Elusive Touch.