G1 aim for Irish Fastnet Rock G3 winner

Trainer Dermot Weld expects to step up Fascinating Rock (4c Fastnet Rock-Miss Polaris, by Polar Falcon) to G1 company after the Fastnet Rock colt won the Group 3 So You Think EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh on Monday.

Newtown Anner Stud’s home-bred has now been successful on both his starts this season and a step up in class for the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup later this month could be the colt’s next stop after this length and three-quarters success.

“He did what you would expect him to do. He’s a very good horse. He could go for a lot of those races that (21-time winner) Famous Name ran in before, and in the second part of the year could have more serious challenges,” said Weld.

“He loves soft ground. He’s a more relaxed horse this year than last year. The G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup could be considered if the ground was suitable.”

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