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Fastnet Rock Colts To Contest Derby Trial

Thursday, 8th May 2014

Dermot Weld will be hoping that exciting colt Fascinating Rock (Fastnet Rock-Miss Polaris, by Polar Falcon) can build upon his promising start to the season in Sunday's Gr3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000m) at Leopardstown, reports independent.ie. The 3YO son of Australian stallion Fastnet Rock won a Leopardstown maiden in March before following that up with a commanding 2.5-lengths victory in the Gr3 Ballysax Stakes at Navan last month. Fascinating Rock would become Fastnet Rock's first Northern Hemisphere Classic contender if he progresses to the English Derby at Epsom on 7 June. Interestingly, Fascinating Rock is not the only progeny of Fastnet Rock lining up in Sunday's Derby Trial with Aidan O'Brien sending out unbeaten colt Red Rocks Point (Fastnet Rock-My Emma, by Marju). A winner of his only start at Dundalk in September, Red Rocks Point is out of Gr1 Yorkshire Oaks and Gr1 Prix Vermeille winner My Emma, a half-sister to English St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup winner Classic Cliché.

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