Lauriston Park’s Chris Bakker has a draft of three, prepared ahead of the Inglis Gold Yearling sale. The Euroa based farm stands stallion Rock Hero and Chris will present three of his colts for the upcoming sale.
Rock Hero is Chris’ resident stallion at his farm. Trained by David Payne, Rock Hero was a talented racehorse with an impressive turn of foot. He won the Listed Dulcify Quality, overcoming a slow start to claim the 1600 metres contest in easy fashion.
Payne at the time claimed that he was so impressed with Rock Hero, there was a time that he believed Rock Hero may be as good, ‘if not a bit better than Criterion.’
Rock Hero is bred on the same Fastnet Rock/Galileo cross as Group One winners Intricately, Rivet, Qualify, Zhukova and Magicool; a cross that boasts an outstanding 17.7% stakes winners to runners strike rate.
The three colts which Chris will present to buyers are Rock Hero x Not For Me (lot 85), Rock Hero x Paleste (NZ) (lot 91) and Rock Hero x Cracklin’ Rosie (lot 336).
They are all bred by Lauriston Park and have all been bred on a similar line to Rock Hero’s daughter Bellx.
Bellx is a three-year-old filly, trained by Lindsay Park Racing and is a homebred of Lauriston Park.
While she has only been racing for a short time, the filly already has started to build an impressive resume.
In her first prep alone, she ran third in the Tasmanian Oaks, second in the Galilee Final, was fourth in the St Ledger and third in the South Australian Classic.
Chris regards her as a ‘handy’ filly and says that while she needed the time to get going, she is very promising, and she will be targeted at the Andrew Ramsden Stakes over 2800 metres.
Chris is excited about this draft due to the promise Bellx has already shown so early on in her career. He firmly believes that the three colts are race horses and that trainers will be pleased with the quality which is on offer from his farm.
Of his draft, Chris says that the Cracklin’ Rosie colt is ‘very athletic and has a great temperament and already looks like a racehorse.’
“The entire draft are superb with all of them displaying great temperaments and they are going from strength to strength. They all have good feet and trainers will be taking home a great racehorse,” Chris said.
With the oldest of his progeny now three-year-olds, Chris is confident the best of Rock Hero’s progeny are yet to be seen on the track.
With Rock Hero already achieving 3-4 winners and a couple of placegetters with two of those in stakes races, there is no doubt that Lauriston Park’s yearling draft is worth a look at.
Lauriston Park welcome on farm inspections and will be parading at Inglis Oaklands Junction from Tuesday the 14th of July 2020 until Thursday the 16th of July 2020.
You can view the Lauriston Park draft by clicking here.
Hoofnote: Lauriston Park’s draft are all nominated for Super VOBIS and are eligible for VOBIS Sires. Rock Hero will stand at $4500 plus GST for the 2020 breeding season.