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Caulfield double for Curraghmore

Paris Rock - Darryl Sherer
Paris Rock

Darryl Sherer

Curraghmore Stud graduates were in winning form at Caulfield on Saturday with both Paris Rock (Rock 'n' Pop) and Manolo Blahniq (Jimmy Choux) celebrating victories.

Trainer Henry Dwyer is eyeing stakes company after Paris Rock maintained her unbeaten record with a strong win over 1400m.

Graduating from victories at Geelong and Ballarat at her first two starts, Paris Rock took out the Ian Miller Handicap under a patient ride from Damien Thornton.

Paris Rock scored a three-quarter-length win from Earth Angel on Saturday and Dwyer said Paris Rock would head back to his beach property at St Leonards, near Geelong, with the view to running her in the Gr.3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on February 17.

"After today I think she deserves a shot at a stakes race," Dwyer said.

"She keeps improving all the time and they're the ones that make good horses."

Dwyer purchased the daughter of Rock'n'Pop for $65,000 from the draft of Curraghmore at the New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sales in 2016.

"She was a lovely type, a lovely athletic filly, a great mover, and their pedigree makes them a little cheaper if they're not that flashly bred," Dwyer said.

Manolo Blahniq appreciated the step up in trip to 1400m winning by two-and-three-quarters of a length over Glenrowan Prince.

"He put them away well, he just got a bit tired late," jockey Ben Allen said.

"I might have pushed the button a bit early but I wanted to get him to that flat spot so he was really at his best when he hit the furlong."

Trainer Tony Noonan purchased Manolo Blahniq for $115,000 from Curraghmore's 2015 NZB Select draft when sold on behalf of Nearco Stud. 


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