Talented El Roca four-year-old Wewillrock added to his smart record with victory on his home track and a performance that may earn him a trip across the Tasman.
Trained at Hastings by Guy Lowry, the stakes placed Westbury Stud graduate was quickly into stride and travelled well in second spot for rider Jonathan Riddell.
He ambled up to challenge early in the run home and forged clear to comfortably put away his Rating 75 rivals over 1200 metres.
“We think he is good enough to measure up in Australia, so we are going to play it by ear a little bit from here,” Lowry said.
“I don’t want to take him over there when he is on the way down, so we might take a punt and go to either Brisbane or Sydney in the near future.
“I will wait to see how he pulls up from this run, as he may need one more here and then we will decide.
“If I don’t think he is ready yet, as his manners still need some sorting out, we might even wait six months, but he will go across at some stage.
“Once he learns to settle better in his races, he will be well suited to grade racing and more over there.”
Wewillrock has now won four of his 10 starts and placed third last season in both the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes and the G3 Almanzor Trophy.
“He is a very nice horse and we have purposely raced him quite sparingly as we think when he fully matures he can be quite a talent,” Lowry said.
The four-year-old was purchased out of Westbury’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale by Lowry for $35,000 and is raced by Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick with Hawke’s Bay-based brothers Mark and Paul Apatu.
Wewillrock is a son of the winning Strategic mare Princess Michella and she is a daughter of Wazawatsyn who was successful three times at Listed level.