G1 aim for Irish Fastnet Rock G3 winner

Fascinating Rock (Fastnet Rock)  winning the Mooresbridge Stake Gr.3 at the Curragh

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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