Stockman rounds them up at Rosehill

Stockman rounds them up at Rosehill2 Dec 2023

Well-performed stayer Stockman added to his black type record when he returned to winning form at Rosehill.

The Cambridge Stud graduate came from well back in the field with a rousing finish to land the Listed Christmas Cup over 2400 metres.

As usual, Stockman was allowed plenty of time to find his feet before the son of the late Tavistock picked up ground across the top and he finished resolutely in the hands of Reece Jones to get in the deciding stride.

The Joseph Pride-trained seven-year-old’s latest success took his career tally to nine victories, with wins in the G3 Sky High Stakes and the McKell Cup and Caloundra Cup at Listed level and he was also second in the G1 Tancred Stakes.

“Stockman really deserves this. We didn’t quite get the rain, but there was just enough in the ground for him to get his toe in. It was a brilliant ride by Reece,” Pride’s Racing Manager Orla Pearl said.

“Newcastle was too firm for him last time, but he ran a super race in the Rosehill Gold Cup here in similar track conditions. It’s really good to see him fit and running home as strongly as he did.”

Bred by Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan, he was a $175,000 Karaka purchase and is a son of the late Group-winning Zabeel mare Crimson, a half-sister to the G1 VRC Derby winner and sire Omnicorp, who is also the dam of the dual Group 2 winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter Abidewithme.