Trespassing gatecrashed the TABtouch Maiden (1200m) at Ascot last Wednesday and it looks like he will be right at home in Saturday company.
Starting a short-priced favourite at his second start since January, Trespassing jumped straight to the front for Peter Knuckey and accelerated off the corner to have his nearest rivals looking for a reviver at the furlong.
Bred by Gold Front Thoroughbreds owners Alan and Sue Olive, he was feeling the pinch at the finish but had enough in reserve to find the line ahead of last-to-second closer Just Adorabelle (Choisir). “He needed the run first-up and has come on in leaps and bounds in the last fortnight,” Sue said. “His coat has come through and he’s been working the house down.”
Sue also trains him and declared he’s definitely a Saturday horse. “He had issues early on but is doing everything right now. We were quite confident and I didn’t need to give Peter any instructions.”
Trespassing is from the first crop of Snitzel’s Group 1 winner Invader who stands at Aquis Farm in Queensland. His dam Tick Tick Bloom (Viscount) was a Listed winner of a Belmont Guineas, Belmont Oaks and Bunbury Cup and was purchased by Gold Front for $170,000 at the 2018 Inglis Chairmans Sale.
Gold Front’s resident stallion Awesome Rock followed up on Thursday with Rocking The Casbah winning at his fourth outing in the White Claw Maiden (1414m) at Bunbury.
Rocking The Casbah was bred and sold by Nuimara Farm’s Keith Reeves for $20,000 at the 2021 Perth Magic Millions. His dam Purple Miss (Blackfriars) is a full-sister to Group 3 winner Kerrific (R J Peters Stakes & Belmont Sprint).
Port Kennedy trainer Summer Dickson prepares him for Andrew Chapman. “It’s great to see him hit the track and be very consistent with four starts with two seconds and now a win,” she said. “He’s still working it all out and only going to improve as his mind catches up with his body.”
Awesome Rock was back in business on Saturday when Miss Rockjoy earned more black-type when runner-up to Keshi Boom in the G3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot. She was coming off a placing behind the same filly in the LR Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m).
His Melbourne-based stayer Red Sun Sensation also carried Gold Front’s gold and black colours into second spot in the $500,000 Victorian Country Cups Final (2000m) at Caulfield. “Rocky’s progeny are certainly doing us proud at Gold Front and it’s not too late to book your mare in with Awesome Rock,” Sue said last month.
Awesome Rock stands for $9,900 alongside Leonardo Da Hinchi ($3,000). Both fees (inc GST)