Sea Of Heartbreak heads great day for Rock Of Gibraltar
Sea Of Heartbreak (4f Rock Of Gibraltar-Top Forty, by Rainbow Quest) capped a memorable day for Rock Of Gibraltar with a swooping victory in the G2 Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp. The Roger Charlton-trained filly, a Listed winner at Newbury in July, was facing her toughest task to date but she swooped late under Olivier Peslier to comfortably beat Miss Crissy by half a length. Owner/breeder Victoria Hardisty told sportinglife.com afterwards: "We're absolutely delighted, as we bred her. She could run in the E P Taylor Stakes in Canada later this month, but it hasn't been decided yet." Earlier in the afternoon, G1 Fillies’ Mile runner-up Samitar (2f Rock Of Gibraltar-Aileen’s Gift, by Rainbow Quest) gave connections a bumper payday with a straightforward victory in the 300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies' Trophy at Newmarket.