Deja Vu for Tango Rock

Jun 30, 2017

It was, as Michael Kent Jnr said, a case of déjà vu at Ballarat on Thursday with Tango Rock winning in game fashion in a BM70 event over 1200m.

Three weeks earlier he was at the same track winning at the same level over 1100m and he won in similar style although this time with a little more weight.

It was win number four from just 13 starts for Tango Rock, a horse who has always shown ability and who has been given time to mature by his patient connections led by managing part owner John Booth.

"He has had a few little niggling issues," Kent explained, "but we have got him right now - we space his runs to keep him sound and fresh."

Settling fourth for our in-form apprentice Ethan Brown, Tango Rock was always in clear running, hitting the lead with 200m to go - holding on gamely when challenged late.

"The race panned out perfectly for him," said Kent. "He got a lovely sit and was able to quicken nicely."

Brown, who has a definite soft spot for the horse known around the stables as Kevin (he is his favourite horse), was confident during the run though he was in front a bit sooner than he'd hoped.

"He has got that really sharp turn of foot but it doesn't last that long," he noted.

A son of champion stallion Fastnet Rock, Tango Rock is a full brother to the stakes winner Kaepernick out of the Listed winning Stravinsky mare Volcada from the family of big race winners Ideal Planet, Our Planet and Innocent King.