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Treble for Seventh Rock

20th Apr 2018

Klawervlei’s proven G1 sire Seventh Rock has been enjoying a great run of form lately, and the son of Rock Of Gibraltar was at it again on Thursday.

Seventh Rock

This time, Seventh Rock enjoyed a memorable treble, from only four runners, at the Vaal, with his runners Cassini, Colour Of Light and Seven Lives all winning their respective races.

Trained by Candice Dawson for owners Ralphs Racing, the three-year-old Cassini broke her maiden in eye catching fashion on Thursday, when scoring a 1.2 length win over 1200m. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Cassini was steered to victory by Craig Zackey.

Seventh Rock also looks to have a really smart filly on his hands in the form of the Sean Tarry trained Colour Of Light. Owned by Chris Van Niekerk, the Klawervlei Stud bred three-year-old notched up her third win from just four outings when scoring over 1200m on Thursday.
The regally bred Colour Of Light justified favouritism by powering home to score a cosy victory under the urgings of Lyle Hewitson and she looks a potential black type contender for the future. A flashy grey, Colour Of Light was a R180 000 purchase from the 2016 March Yearling Sale.

Champion Seventh Plain

Yet another smart looking winner to represent Seventh Rock on Thursday was the Paul Peter trained Seven Lives. Racing for the Hyperpaint Syndicate, the gelded three-year-old downed some tough older sprinters when landing Thursday’s top line event, a MR 95 handicap, over 1200m in pleasing fashion. Now a winner of three of just five outings, the Klawervlei Stud bred Seven Lives (who holds an entry in the G1 Computaform Sprint) accounted for the likes of Tommy Hotspur second Greasepaint, Need For Speed Sprint winner Speedpoint, and regular feature race contender Whorly Whorly in Thursday’s race.

Seventh Rock, whose previous notable runners include the likes of Equus Champion Seventh Plain and G1 Gold Medallion winner Guiness, has been enjoying a rich vein of winning form this season.
The former Gold Reef Resorts Gold Medallion winner is also responsible for impressive recent debut winner Three Stars, current high class filly Rockin Russian and recent winner Rocky Valley. The latter accounted for top performers Champagne Haze and Trip To Heaven when victorious in pinnacle plate at Turffontein on Tuesday evening, and has been entered for the G1 Computaform Sprint.

Seventh Rock has two lots on offer at next week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale -a colt out of a winning Giant’s Causeway mare (Lot 471) and a colt out of G3 Sycamore Sprint second Mary Stuart (Lot 481). The latter hails from the same family as Wednesday’s Listed KwaZulu Natal Stakes winner Neptune’s Rain.

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