Eight Length Winner for Your Song

 In 2017, News

Lightly raced Your Song gelding Frosty Rocks obviously shares his dads love of a heavy track as he demolished a handy field at Warwick Farm on Monday in the Benchmark 70 event over 1300 metres.

Nash Rawiller was content to keep the grey gelding wide on the track from his outside barrier. Well before the home turn he had the field off the bit chasing and it was a procession from there on.

Under little urging Frosty Rocks romped to an eight and a quarter length victory over the favourite Hit The Target.

Trained by Bjorn Baker, Frosty Rocks could not buy a win in his first five starts despite racing consistently.

He broke his maiden over 1100 metres at Warwick Farm on April 29 before letting favourite backers down when unplaced on the Kensington track at Randwick at his most recent start, but atoned in brilliant fashion today.

Bred by Daleigh Park Livestock, the 3yo gelding advances his record to two wins and three placings from eight starts with earnings of $102,940.

Nash Rawiller is in no doubt the striking grey is a Saturday class horse.

“He was lovely and relaxed and has a nice cruising speed, which I let him use and concentrated on his breathing,” Rawiller said.

“He will run 1400 or 1500m no problem and I would be taking him straight back to Saturday grade and might even be better than that.”

Purchased by Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA)/Bjorn Baker Racing for $140,000 out of the Edinglassie Stud draft at the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Frosty Rocks is the best of three winners from five to race out of the winning Galileo mare Virtual Velocity whose granddam Winning Hawk is a three-quarter-sister to Tommy Smith’s champion Bounding Away, the Horse Of The Year in 1985-86.

David Vandyke purchased a full-brother to Frosty Rocks for $100,000 at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Virtual Velocity foaled a filly by Your Song last spring and was retired in April.

Your Song won the 2013 Group 1 QTC Cup on a bottomless track. The striking son of Fastnet Rock will stand at a fee of $8,800 at Widden Stud in 2020.