Jersey Rocs is a big, strong three-year-old colt by Twilight Son and out of the mare, Maybride.
Jersey Rocs has a very fast pedigree, which is packed with quick Black Type horses.
Jersey Rocs is sired by Group 1 winning sprinter Twilight Son, who has produced top draw Group and Listed winning and placed sprinters such as Aria Importante, Twilight Calls, Twilight Jet, Twilight Spinner and Wicklow to name but a few.His dam, Maybride, is a Cheveley Park mare and a daughter of Mayson, who has also produced top class sprinting talent. Maybride reached an official rating of 92 at her best and won 25% of her starts over 6f on the turf.
She is a full sister to Group 3 placed sprinter Rosebride, who won 2 of her 7 starts and finished 2nd on three other occasions.Based on his pedigree Jersey Rocs ought to handle anything from good to heavy ground, which would make him incredibly versatile and give his owners the chance to see plenty of him.
He caught the eye of McKeever Bloodstock and Charlie Hills at the Goffs Orby Sale in 2022, who then offered him to Old Gold Racing.
It was a particularly good sign that his trainer, Charlie Hills, has said “I want to keep a third in the horse because what I’ve seen of him since September I really like and I think he’s got a really nice future.“Mr Hills also informed us that he thinks “this horse should improve with age, I think he’ll be a tremendously exciting horse to be involved with. He’s very sound, looks like he’s got a good mind and he’s got a good constitution as well so I think he’ll take his racing really well.”
Jersey Rocs finished 2nd on debut at Ripon only being beaten by the subsequent Grade 2 placed Seven Questions. On his second start he sustained a minor injury but has recovered well.
He had a good break over Christmas and is now back in training with a view to getting him ready for the beginning of the Flat racing season.
This lad is sure to give owners a thrill this season in the sprinting division!