QUALITY youngsters Shez All Rock and Yankee Roller have been sent for spells with her perfect records intact.
With several major targets part of the long term agenda, trainer Emma Stewart has elected to give the pair “good breaks” following their victories at Tabcorp Park Melton.
Shez All Rock and Yankee Roller captured their division of the Group Two Home Grown Classic, which are just the first features the duo will annex this season according to Stewart.
“They are both pretty handy types,” Stewart said. “This campaign was about giving them a few starts for experience based around the Classics and it worked out perfectly.
“They’ll head for breaks now with the view of racing in majors such as the Oaks and Derbys, along with the Super Series and so on later in the season.”
Successful in her heat – which also doubles as her debut – Shez All Rock worked to the lead from barrier six before cruising to a soft 11-and-a-half metre win from Soho Burning Love, with Seattle Trace five-and-a-half metres away third.
Driven by Mark Pitt, the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven rated 1:55 over 1720 metres.
“There is a lot to like about her and she will benefit from having a couple of starts, then a nice break,” Stewart said. “At this stage she is still untapped and has plenty of upside.”
Also by Rock N Roll Heaven, Yankee Roller was driven to perfection by master reinsman Gavin Lang after being caught along the pegs from the inside of the second row.
Angled into the running line along the back straight, the three-year-old was weaved through traffic before sprinting to a four-and-a-half metre win from You Ninety Two, with Bettor Beau a metre-and-a-half away third.
“He’s a very nice type,” Stewart said. “He’s needed a bit of time to figure it all out, but the ability is there.
“He’s still racing on rare ability and will improve as he matures.”
An Australian Pacing Gold graduate – as is Shez All Rock – Yankee Roller is unbeaten from four starts.