Rock On Top warmed up for the $50,000 Champagne Classic next Friday night in fine style with a commanding victory in the $50,000 WA APG Gold Bullion for two-year-old colts and geldings at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
“He has got a lot to learn but has got a lot of speed and raw ability,” said trainer-reinsman Aiden de Campo after driving the $2.20 favourite to his win by three and a half lengths over $9 chance Dunamis, rating 1.55.3 over the 1730m journey.
Rock On Top started from barrier six and de Campo sent him to the front after 350m, and the Rocknroll Dance gelding relished his pacemaking role.
“He has had only four starts and he will contest next week’s Champagne Classic,” said de Campo. “Long-term, he will run in all the feature events for two-year-olds, providing he retains his form.”
Rock On Top, owned by Robbie Tomlinson’s Oz-West Pacing, Damian Keating and Peter Morris, was purchased at the 2020 APG Perth yearling sale for $18,000 and now has earned $31,569 from three wins from four starts.
by Ken Casellas