BOOM filly Shez All Rock will enjoy a “few light days” before being shipped to New Zealand.
Winner of tonight’s Victoria Oaks at Tabcorp Park Melton, Shez All Rock is being sent across the Tasman for a hit-and-run mission.
To be transferred to power couple Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven is heading to the Shaky Isles for the Harness Jewels.
One of several Aussie invitees, Shez All Rock is being readied for the Diamond Series in Cambridge on June 2.
“She will have a few light days now and head over to New Zealand next week,” trainer Mark Pitt said. “She is going to Mark and Natalie, who will get her ready for the Jewels.”
Shez All Rock will then return to Pitt following her Kiwi campaign preparation for the Vicbred Super Series in July.
“She will be back in mid June to be ready for the Sires’ and then the Breeders’ Crown after that,” Pitt said.
Driven by Pitt during her latest triumph, Shez All Rock worked to the lead from barrier three as Nostra Villa occupied the ‘death seat’.
Striding clear around the home turn, Shez All Rock staved off a late challenge from Speak No Evil to score by a half-head, with Soho Burning Love four metres away third.
Stretching her record to an impeccable seven wins and a second from eight starts, the Australian Pacing Gold purchase rated a race record 1:55.1 over 2240 metres.
“She did a great job again,” Pitt said. “It got close at the finish, but she fought on so strongly.
“She only started racing this season and has made a clean sweep of the New South Wales and Victoria Oaks heats and Finals from eight starts, it’s just amazing.
“Her potential is huge and it’s hard to imagine ever being involved with another filly like her.”