Australia on in-form 4YO’s radar

Wewillrock produced a strong performance at Hastings on Saturday afternoon to comfortably account for a competitive Rating 75 line-up over 1200 metres and put himself in line for a trip to Australia.

The Guy Lowry-trained son of El Roca began well and travelled strongly outside the leader for rider Jonathan Riddell and he powered clear in the run home to win by a length and a-half.

“We think he is good enough to measure up in Australia, so we are going to play it by ear a little bit from here,” Lowry said.

“I don’t want to take him over there when he is on the way down, so we might take a punt and go to either Brisbane or Sydney in the near future.

“I will wait to see how he pulls up from this run, as he may need one more here and then we will decide.

“If I don’t think he is ready yet, as his manners still need some sorting out, we might even wait six
months, but he will go across at some stage.”

There was a sense of timing about Wewillrock at Hastings as he had placed in both of his previous two outings this preparation and he stripped in prime order for his home track test.

“He was always going to be a little soft first-up and those first two runs brought his fitness along nicely and I thought he was pretty near right today,” Lowry said.

Wewillrock’s latest success added to his burgeoning record and he has now posted four wins and has yet to finish out of the money in 10 appearances.

The four-year-old was purchased out of Westbury Stud’s draft by Lowry for $35,000 and is raced by Mark Chittick with good friends, the Hawke’s Bay-based brothers Mark and Paul Apatu.

He is out of the winning Strategic mare Princess Michella, who is a daughter of Wazawatsyn and she was successful three times at Listed level.

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