Well-Bred Rock Of Gibraltar Colt Gets Off The Mark
Salamanca School (2c Rock Of Gibraltar- Princess Sofia, by Pennekamp) continues to improve with every run and gained a deserved maiden win at Nottingham on Wednesday.
Third on debut in September, he went one better on his next start and dropped back in trip to an extended mile on his third start. Franny Norton rode him to chase the leader and went wide in the straight to lead over four furlongs out. Pushed clear from the two furlong marker, he was ridden inside the final furlong and won by a length and a half.
Trained by Mark Johnston for Dr J Walker, Salamanca School was bred by Jean-Francois Gribomont. He is a full-brother to dual Group 1 winner Prince Gibraltar, the Group-placed Sofia’s Rock and Listed winner Princess Gibraltar.