Wewillrock an exciting prospect

Wewillrock proved a class above his age group opposition at Te Rapa on Saturday afternoon with an effortless victory over 1100 metres to close his three-year-old campaign.

Part-owned by Mark Chittick, the talented son of El Roca is trained by Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen and owns the tidy record of three wins from his seven starts.

He also placed in each of his four other appearances, including consecutive thirds in the G3 Almanzor Trophy and the G3 Cambridge Breeders S., in which he drew the outside gate.

Wewillrock never looked in danger of defeat today as he loomed into contention on the home turn for rider Jonathan Riddell, before cruising clear to win with ease.

“The blinkers went back on and he showed the touch of class that he does have,” Lowry said.

“I think he is a very nice horse, who is very versatile as he broke 1.10 for 1200m when he won here back in December after winning his maiden at Taupo on a Heavy 9 surface.

“He handled the heavy again today, so he is very adaptable.”

Lowry is now keen to send Wewillrock to the spelling paddock before bringing him back for a spring campaign.

“He has done a good job as a three-year-old so we might put him away as there really isn’t anything around for him over the next couple of months,” he said.

Lowry purchased Wewillrock, a grandson of the multiple stakes winner Wazawatsyn, for $35,000 at Karaka and he is raced by Chittick with his good friends, the Hawke’s Bay-based brothers Mark and Paul Apatu.


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