Deauville black-type winner for Rock

The Richard Hannon-trained Rockinante (2c Rock Of Gibraltar-Nantes, by Night Shift) continued an excellent year for Rock Of Gibraltar at Deauville on Monday. A Newmarket debut maiden winner, he finished runner-up in the G2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood on his only other outing before lining up in the Listed Prix Francois Boutin at Deauville. Richard Hughes steered his mount to victory in the seven-furlong success in the colours of the Coriolan Links Partnership. Bred by Azienda Agricola Il Tiglio, the French-bred had been bought as a yearling at Deauville a year ago for 90,000 euros by Amanda Skiffington.