Rock ‘n’ Pop doubles up
Two promising three-year-old sons of Rock ‘n’ Pop credited their Waikato Stud-based sire with a trans-Tasman double yesterday.
The Macallan furthered his record in fine style at Avondale while Boomtown Rat struck at Gosford.
Prepared at Cambridge by Tony Pike, the former has now won two of his four starts.
The Macallan is out of the Centaine mare Wee Tipple and is a half-brother to the Group performers Who Dares Wins and Mae West.
Boomtown Rat also posted his second success from a handful of starts for Randwick conditioner Edward O’Rourke.
He is a half-brother to the Gr.1 Telegraph Handicap winner Irish Fling, their dam the O’Reilly mare Irish Belle.
The Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Rock ‘n’ Pop is a son of Fastnet Rock and the former top racemare Popsy.
He has now produced winners in four countries, including the Group performers Gold Spice, Paris Rock and The Lord Mayor.
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