Snaith’s Rockpool To Make A Splash On East Coast

Son of Futura ran on well for third on Saturday

Justin Snaith’s Gr3 Politician Stakes winner Rockpool will travel to KwaZulu-Natal and will line up in the Gr3 Cup Trial at Hollywoodbets Greyville on 10 June.

Rockpool travels to the East Coast with the Hollywoodbets Durban July as his target (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Snaith Racing confirmed on Monday afternoon that the son of Futura, who ran a fast-finishing third after a twelve week break in Saturday’s Gr3 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes behind stablemate Itsrainingwilliam, will be ridden by Richard Fourie in the Cup Trial and ‘hopefully earn himself a place in the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July’.

While the 3yo started a 15-10 favourite at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday, he was last turning into the shorter winter home straight and took off to run on and be beaten under a length.

Watch the replay here:

The Cup Trial, a handicap run over 1800m, is an undercard support feature to the Gr1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge and offers a preferential consideration ticket into the Hollywoodbets Durban July.

The Cup Trial winner is also guaranteed a run in the Champions Cup on Sunday, 30 July at Hollywoodbets Greyville.

  • Entries for the Cup Trial close at 11h00 on Monday 29 May.
  • Supplementary entries close at 11h00 on Friday 2 June.
  • Declarations are due by 11h00 on Tuesday 6 June.

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