Sep 08, 2013
Kanji Rock continued his recent success, and that of Heran Racing, by winning the Happy Birthday M. Velver Class 1 over 1800m at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Ridden a perfect race by Ashley Butler the 4 year old, well-bred son of Fastnet Rock proved too strong for his opposition in the concluding stages to win by a short margin.
“That was a really gutsy win today, you don’t see too many horses winning a Class 1 immediately after winning a Maiden and it just goes to show how strong and fit he is. It was also another good ride by Ashley, whose strike rate for us this season is incredible” commented Dan Meagher, co trainer of the gelding.
“He will get further than 1800m, but has done enough this time in so he will have a bit of a break now and we look forward to getting him back, as we think he will turn into a very handy stayer” said Meagher.