Weld has big plans for Fastnet Rock colt

Globetrotting trainer Dermot Weld has an international campaign in mind for Fascinating Rock (4c Fastnet Rock-Miss Polaris, by Polar Falcon) following the colt’s impressive comeback run at Leopardstown on Wednesday.

The son of Fastnet Rock, a dual G3 winner last season, comfortably landed the Listed Heritage Stakes by a length and three-quarters in the colours of his breeders, Newtown Anner Stud.

“He has always been a very good horse and he’s likely to be campaigned at home in the immediate future before travelling later in the year,” said Weld. “He has matured and put on a few kilos from last year. He came back stiff and sore from the Irish Derby last year so we decided to leave off him until this season.”