South African Stakes-Winner for Rock of Gibraltar

Rock Of Gibraltar conformation

The Scottsville meeting in South Africa on Sunday saw the Listed Michael Roberts Handicap won by Australian bred Royal Zulu Guard (5g Rock of Gibraltar x Ceol Na Sraide, by King’s Theatre).

Prepared by Duncan Howells, the son of Rock of Gibraltar  took the 1750 metre contest by a length and three-quarters, his overall record now four wins and nine placings from 22 starts.

Royal Zulu Guard was a $62,500 Magic Millions Weanling Sale purchase for World Wide Bloodstock from the draft of Glastonbury Farm.

He is a sibling to Group III winner The Voice and stakes-placed Rock Band being one of four winners from Ceol Na Sraide (IRE), a half-sister by King’s Theatre to Group III winner Al Samer from the family of Caulfield Cup winner Diatribe and champion sire Danehill.

Royal Zulu Guard is the 98th stakes-winner worldwide for Rock of Gibraltar, who shuttled to Australia regularly at the start of his stud career and is now based permanently in Ireland.

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