Cup Day double for A Rocknroll Dance
It was a Cup Day double at Addington Raceway yesterday for young stallion A Rocknroll Dance, with promising pair Wild Excuse and Tango Tara both saluting.
The Phil Burrows trained Wild Excuse has been in terrific form this season and she proved far too strong for a talented field of mares in the fifth on the card, kicking clear in the straight after leading for the majority of the 2,600m trip.
It was the 4-year-old mare’s third win from five starts this season and her fourth overall.
It was an apt win for the Ronnie Dawe bred and raced mare, with Wild Excuse out of a half-sister to the two-time NZ Cup winner Just An Excuse.
The Jimmy Curtin trained Tango Tara is also compiling a smart record, with his tough win, over the Purdon/Rasmussen trained Taxman, in the last at Addington, his third win from just six race-day starts.
Impressively his three remaining runs to date have all netted second placings.
Like Wild Excuse, Tango Tara is also royally bred, with the 4-year-old out of a half-sister to the Group 1 winners Power Of Tara and A G’s White Socks, as well as a half to the dam of Grand Circuit champion Tiger Tara.
There were some nice performances by the stock of A Rocknroll Dance across the Tasman too yesterday with the NZ bred half-sister to Gold Ace, Gold Rocks winning at Menangle in a career best 1:52.5 and The Bird Dance recording his seventh win in 10 starts at Gloucester Park.
With his eldest crop 4-years of age, A Rocknroll Dance is currently third on the NZ 4YO Pacing Sires Premiership, behind only Bettor’s Delight and Art Major.