Six for Belardo

Titan Rock breaks maiden at Goodwood

Belardo. Picture: Darley

The John Quinn-trained Titan Rock (2 c ex Frabjous by Pivotal) shed his maiden at the second time of asking when he scored over seven furlongs at Goodwood on Saturday and in the process handed Haunui Farm shuttler Belardo (Lope De Vega) with his sixth winner.

Last seen running fourth on debut at Haydock, the two-year-old colt stayed on all the way to the line to beat Raging Rascal (Coulsty) by half a length with another short-head back to Longlai (Shalaa) in third.

The colt was purchased by Glenvale Stud for 58,000gns at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale from the Maywood Stud draft in 2018 and he was then purchased by Sean Quinn for 90,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. 

Titan Rock is the fourth winner out of the unraced Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Frabjous, whose progeny Listed winner Argentero (Zoffany).

Frabjous herself is a half-sister to Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr 1, 1000m) winner May Ball (Cadeaux Genereux) and Listed scorer Rampallion (Daylami). Further back this King’s Glory (Royal And Regal) and Group 2 winner Trincot (Peintre Celebre). 

Belardo's other winners are Golden Melody, Isabelle Giles, Lullaby Moon, Got Lucky and Elysium. Winner of the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) as a juvenile he raced on and won the Lockinge Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at four. He is the only son of Lope De Vega (Shamardal) standing at stud in Australasia and will stand for a fee of NZ$10,000 (plus GST) this season.

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