Rock Looks Ready To Roll
Trained by Tony Noonan in Melbourne – our three-year-old filly was sent to Sydney and after a barrier trial at Rosehill Gardens a week back where she finished fourth, Posh Rock headed to Wyong on Tuesday for the Pure Blonde Maiden Plate over 1350m.
Ridden by leading jockey Blake Shinn, Posh Rock settled back in the field with only a few behind her but made her run like a good horse, to narrowly go down, beaten a half-head margin by the Les Bridge-trained Myladyluck.
The first two cleared out from the remainder of the field, with the third placed Crimson Ruby three-and-a-half-lengths way.
Secured from the draft of Newhaven Park at Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Posh Rock (pictured below as a yearling) is a full-sister to the Group One performer We’re Gonna Rock, as well as being related to Group One winners Bluebird The Word and Porto Rocca, who is in turn the dam of Group One Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso.
With an impressive pedigree, the filly is clearly one to watch on the track as her residual broodmare value will increase if she continues to perform.
Congratulations to the owners and at this stage it is likely she will head to a similar style of race to break her maiden in the coming weeks.