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Rock on WoodWoodlovetoo Continues Winning Run for Redwood

The last few weeks have been very productive for High Chaparral’s son Redwood with the likes of Night’s Watch, Tamarack, Romancer, Big Sur, Livin’ On a Prayer, Rock on Wood, High Sierra, Alero Rosso, and Woodlovetoo all performing well in good company.

Within 24 hours Redwood produced three impressive winners and is gaining a following as a promising sire on both sides of the Tasman. On Friday the talented Rock on Wood was an impressive winner over the promising Sherrif (High Chaparral) at Te Aroha after having run fourth in Group races at his previous two starts including a close up finish behind Age of Fire (Fastnet Rock), Belle du Nord (Reliable Man), and Savvy Coup (Savabeel) in the Levin Classic Gr.1. 

Redwood’s daughter High Sierra made it back to back victories when she stepped up to city company and produced a stunning effort to race away over the 2040m and win with her ears pricked for trainer Luke Oliver and regular rider Daniel Moor. High Sierra is out of the Desert King mare Sun Chariot and comes from the family of Hong Kong Derby winner Super Satin.

The Samantha Logan trained Woodlovetoo provided Redwood with his third winner over the weekend when he looped the field from last under Troy Harris and kept a strong finish to the end of the 2200m in the first at Rotorua on Saturday. Woodlovetoo is still very ‘raw’ but has any amount of staying ability and he looks a horse sure to head to the higher ranks of stayers in New Zealand over the next 12 months.

Joe Pride’s promising Redwood gelding (Tamarack) was another to run well over the weekend when he fought on strongly to be beaten less than a length in the A$100,000 ATC Catanach’s Handicap over 1900m at Rosehill and take his earning to just short of A$100,000 from his 13 starts to date, while he has been very consistent in his past four starts with a win, 2 seconds, and a third and he looks on the verge of adding another good victory to his record.

Pictured: Rock on Wood defeating Sherrif at Te Aroha

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