Lot 86 El Roca - Dayess, bay gelding
This horse was born and developed throughout at Curraghmore.
He departed for breaking in at Ohukia on 1 June and following a spell and revision at Ohukia he began his breeze up preparation with Finbarr Leahy in mid-August. Finbarr has taken him along quietly, with sufficient development work just to breeze up nicely.
He’s a grandson of the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup heroine Ethereal as are the high class gallopers Supera and Eleonora.
By El Roca he’s been bred on the very successful Fastnet Rock/Stravinsky cross that has produced 17 stakes performers incl. Mosheen, Nudge, Long Leaf, Lake Geneva , etc. This doesn’t include the multiple stakes performer Bella Mente who is the only runner by El Roca from a Stravinsky mare.
From birth, he was always very natural and strong in his movement. Gordon has held him in high regard since his younger days and is excited about his future. Please watch his video of him parading at Curraghmore to understand why.
His X-rays and video scope etc. are available for inspection in the NZB repository.
Breeze up- 11.00 sec