Toorak Toff has sired two timely first-crop winners in the lead-up to Rosemont Stud’s stallion parade this Friday.
Rock’n’rollrock claimed the first leg at Geelong on Friday and Toorak Affair filled out the running double at Devonport on Saturday.
“He’s a raw talent and he’s got a motor,” jockey Dean Yendall said after Rock’n’rollrock won against older horses in the Geelong Print Solutions Maiden (1300m). “I settled him on the back of the leaders and then gave him a squeeze in the straight. He lengthened and was really impressive.”
Rock’n’rollrock (2g Toorak Toff – Rosemont Flyer by Bel Esprit) will head to Flemington for his next start and Yendall believes a big, wide-open track will suit him down to the ground. He’s a Rosemont homebred and is from an unraced half-sister to Melbourne stakes winner Secret Flyer.
Toorak Toff has sired 4 winners to date and will stand for an $8,800 (inc gst) fee at Rosemont Stud this year.
His Rosemont associate Starcraft has unearthed a very promising sprinter in Perth named You’re A Rum’in. He bolted in at Belmont last week and won’t be long rising up the grades for part-owner Noel Carter and trainer Steve Wolfe. “We were confident even though the distance was too short,” Wolfe said. “He’s a class horse and will eventually get out to a mile.”
You’re A Rum’in is bred to go over ground. Starcraft won the G1 AJC Derby and his dam Slippery Madam (Hussonet) is a half-sister to G1 SAJC Derby winner Hard To Get. “He’s only about 70% fit but was always travelling,” jockey Shaun McGruddy said. “He gave me a sensational feel on the corner and rounded them up easily.”
Rosemont newcomer Nostradamus arrives at the Gnarwarre nursery as an extremely well-credentialed first season stallion and broodmare owners will be blown away when they inspect him this Friday.
Nostradamus cost $500,000 as a yearling and is a Medaglia D’Oro half-brother to gun stallion Star Witness. He was a multiple Group winner with explosive speed and is one of the stand-out first season stallions in Victoria this season.