Le Grange To Unleash The Rocket

After catching the eye on debut the Ricardo Le Grange trained Rocket Star took a good step forward, when dominant winning at his second outing.

Rocket Star winning the THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS AUSTRALIA CENTENARY STAKES OPEN 2YO
Rocket Star winning the THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS AUSTRALIA CENTENARY STAKES OPEN 2YO Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Kicking off his career over 1000m, Rocket Star was only narrowly edged out when surging late behind the unbeaten Big Hearted.

His last 200m was very impressive and he clearly relished the step up to 1100m at his next start.

Ridden by Callan Murray, Rocket Star did have to be ridden along early, but held his position just off the speed.

Travelling well inside the 600m, Rocket Star peeled to the outside and looked to have plenty to offer.

Pushed five-wide into the straight, he again took a while to balance up, but once he did, it was game over, hitting the front inside the 200m.

Only hit with the whip twice, Rocket Star quickly put a gap on them, eased down to score by 2.8L.

Second placegetter Admiral Winston stuck on well, but was clearly no match.

In what looked a strong 2YO event on paper, Rocket Star just toyed with them and with 6.1L back to third, it should prove a good piece of form — more notably the clocked backed up the sizable beaten margins.

While only able to compare to three Class 5 races on the night, when adjusted for race standards, he has gone very very well.

On debut he ran a Timeform rating of 71 and improved to run 84 last start with a hint of more to come.

He has put up easily the best performance of any 2YO this season and is clearly the horse to beat on Sunday and with all going well, the Group 2 Golden Horseshoe (July 19).

Last year Lim's Lightning ran a figure of 83 when winning the feature and hence Rocket Star is already well and truly in the ballpark.

The last box he is yet to tick is switching to the turf track, however being by Star Witness there is no reason to think he won't be as effective on the course proper on Sunday.

The way he closed off his race over 1100m he should be even better at 1200m and is a very exciting prospect.

Be sure to tune in to Race 4 at Singapore on Sunday, we could be witnessing a very smart horse.

The Mark Walker trained Admiral Winston finished second behind the former last start and has to be respected despite the wide draw.

In two starts, he has been very good and with Duric linking aboard for the first time he is sure to make his presence felt.

Of the debutants the Cliff Brown trained Inferno has to be respected with Rodd booked for the son of Holy Roman Emperor.

His sole trial in the lead up was rock solid and he should be strong late.

Beer Garden is also expected to measure up on debut for the Dragon/Powell combination.

Good luck and happy punting.


Racing and Sports



Kranji

Sunday, 07th July 2019

4
14:40
(local)

MAGIC MILLIONS 2 YOS IN TRAINING SALE STAKES OPEN 2YO

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
SGD $75,000
1200m TURF GOOD
4
14:40
(local)
SGD $75,000
1200m GOOD

MAGIC MILLIONS 2 YOS IN TRAINING SALE STAKES OPEN 2YO

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 9. INFERNO (AUS) 2yo G
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) - SPINA ROSA (AUS)
MICHAEL RODD
CLIFFORD BROWN
$7.20
55.0kg
BARREE STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 1. ROCKET STAR (AUS) 2yo G
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - TRAGIC MOMENT (USA)
CALLAN MURRAY
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$2.00
57.0kg
RODOLFO GUALBERTO MENDOZA

Sales Information

3rd 5. BEER GARDEN (NZ) 2yo G
PROISIR (AUS) - THERE'S NO DOUBT (NZ)
JOHN POWELL
LETICIA DRAGON
$9.40
55.0kg
LING BOON LAI

Sales Information

4th 4. BEAUTY DIVA (NZ) 2yo F
SHOWCASING (GB) - KETCHME (NZ)
BENNY WOODWORTH
L KHOO
$24.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

5th 12. PATTAYA (NZ) 2yo C
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - DO RA MI (NZ)
J AZZOPARDI
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$12.40
55.0kg

Sales Information

6th 2. ADMIRAL WINSTON (AUS) 2yo G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - MONTCLAIR (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
MARK WALKER
$4.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

7th 3. GOLDEN DASH (ARG) 2yo G
SUGGESTIVE BOY (ARG) - HEDA (ARG)
JUAN PAUL VAN DER MERWE
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$10.00
57.0kg
8th 8. GOLD COAST (AUS) 2yo G
ZEBEDEE (GB) - RED JESTERESS (AUS)
JOHN SUNDRADAS
J LIM
$169.20
55.0kg

Sales Information

9th 10. KING'S LANDING (AUS) 2yo G
ROTHESAY (AUS) - NIGHT AT THE OPERA (AUS)
JOSEPH SEE
J LIM
$90.20
55.0kg

Sales Information

10th 13. TITANIUM FORCE (AUS) 2yo G
RUBICK (AUS) - SINGLE IN LONDON (AUS)
CC WONG
KS TAN
$165.40
55.0kg

Sales Information

11th 7. DIAMOND MINE (AUS) 2yo G
GINGERBREAD MAN (AUS) - CONVICTIONS (AUS)
BEN THOMPSON
LETICIA DRAGON
$34.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

12th 11. MORE THAN OIL (AUS) 2yo G
UNENCUMBERED (AUS) - MORE THAN PRONTO (AUS)
S SHAFRIZAL
ZHAN LUN MOK
$194.80
55.0kg

Sales Information