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Rock Of Gibraltar Adds UK Gr3

Monday, 10th October 2011

European Horse-Of-The-Year & 7-time Gr1-winning former shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a UK juvenile group success when French-bred colt Rockinante (Rock Of Gibraltar-Nantes, by Night Shift) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the £34,000 (A$54,000) Gr3 Autumn Stakes (8 furlongs) for 2YOs at Newmarket. Rockinante (ridden by Richard Hughes for trainer Richard Hannon) defeated fellow colts Perennial (Motivator-Arum Lily, by Woodman) & Irish-bred Astrology (Galileo-Ask For The Moon, by Dr Fong). Rockinante was a €90,000 (A$123,000) yearling at the 2010 Arqana August Sale. Overall he now has 3 wins (also including August’s French Listed Prix Francois Boutin over 1400m at Deauville) & a runner-up (in July’s UK Gr2 Vintage Stakes over 7 furlongs at Goodwood) from 6 starts for £69,745 (A$112,000) earnings.

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