Tango Rocks!

Apr 12, 2016

Always travelling like the hot odds-on favourite he was, Tango Rock could not have been any impressive breaking his maiden at Geelong on Tuesday - the exciting son of Fastnet Rock proving three lengths too strong for his rivals.

Having just his third start (finishing gallant seconds at his first two outings), Tango Rock jumped well and was happy on pace, hitting the lead in the straight and drawing clear from the 200m.

Not that Michael Kent thinks that Tango Rock is a natural on-pacer.

"He has shown at home that he is a better horse ridden back but we wanted to get the maiden out of the way so we had him on the speed today," he said - Tango Rock ridden as though he was the best horse in the race... which he was!

"We ran the race to suit ourselves today," said in-form jockey Luke Nolen who has been aboard the stable's last five winners.

"He really impressed me with the way he lengthened," he continued - "he put the race away pretty quickly."

"He is a horse who will win more than just a maiden," he said and Kent agreed.

"He has a lot of talent and I think he will get somewhere nice later on."

A $150,000 graduate of the 2014 Magic Millions, Tango Rock was bred by GSA Bloodstock and is raced by a big group headed by John Booth.

He is the fourth foal and fourth winner for the stakes winning Stravinsky mare Volcada who has also produced by Fastnet Rock the stakes placed multiple city winner Kaepernick.

Served last spring by Smart Missile having foaled a full brother to Tango Rock in mid-October, Volcada hails from the family of the Group One gallopers Ideal Planet, Our Planet, Bonaria and Innocent King.