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Rocks Off Wins SAf Gr1 Champion Stakes

Monday, 28th July 2008

Also in South Africa, former Coolmore shuttler Orpen (Lure-Bonita Francita, by Devil's Bag) added a juvenile Gr1 triumph when Argentine-bred colt Rocks Off (Orpen-Lava Gold, by Java Gold) scored a 2.25-lengths victory in the R500,000 (A$70,000) Gr1 Premier's Champion Stakes (1600m) for 2YOs at Clairwood. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's Rocks Off (ridden by Kevin Shea for trainer Mike De Kock) defeated Cerise Cherry (Goldkeeper-Cherry Girl, by Pochard) & Bush Pirate (Russian Revival-Secret Position, by Pole Position).

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