Group One winner On the Rocks will attempt to add another black-type win to his record at Ellerslie later this month when he contests the Gr.2 Manco Easter Handicap (1600m).
If everything goes to plan, the four-year-old son of Alamosa will head across the Tasman after that run in an attempt to plunder Queensland’s winter spoils.
The Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard-trained entire has had a lucrative four-year-old campaign to date, winning the Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day before taking out the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa in February.
“On the Rocks will have a run in the Easter before flying to Brisbane, in preparation for the Doomben Cup (Gr.1, 2000m) on May 18 and the Brisbane Cup (Gr.2, 2400m) on June 8,” Gerard said.
He will be joined on his trans-Tasman trip by stablemates Pinmedown and She’s A Thief.
Dual Group winner Pinmedown will target the Gr.2 The Roses (2000m) at Doomben on May 18, while stakes performer She’s A Thief will be aimed at the Listed Bright Shadow Stakes (1200m).