Prepared by David Hayes, This Cat Rocks (3g Fastnet Rock x Cats Whisker, by Fusaichi Pegasus) broke the ice with an emphatic victory at Sale on Thursday in the 1423 metre maiden as a short priced favourite.
Placed at his only two previous runs last month, This Cat Rocks is improving with racing.
A $250,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Ferrari Racing and Breeding from the draft of Coolmore draft, This Cat Rocks was bred by Joy Jenkins, who retains a share in the ownership.
Mrs Jenkins also bred and raced his mother Cats Whisker, who won six races and nearly $600,000 in prizemoney with highlight wins in the Group II VRC Let’s Elope Stakes and Rose of Kingston Stakes.
A daughter of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, Cats Whisker has been to Fastnet Rock in each stud season to date since she retired and had a stunning colt by the champion sire last spring.