We’re Gonna Rock Wins 2012 Bobbie Lewis Quality

Mark Kavanagh-trained gelding We’re Gonna Rock signalled his potential for bigger sprints this year when winning the Group 3 2012 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington.

We're Gonna Rock

We're Gonna Rock on their way to winning the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality 2012

The six-year-old, who was previously seen running second to Black Caviar in the Goodwood in May, hit the line strongly to win by a long neck ahead of Spirit Of Boom and Title.

After showing promise as a youngster, the son of Fastnet Rock had to be gelded following a disappointing one-start autumn campaign last year and he has responded impressively.

Kavanagh attributed the gelding operation to his successful autumn campaign and hinted he could feature in some the Group 1 sprints this spring.

“He was just a massive horse and he was just too big for his knees and joints,” Kavanagh said.

“There is a lot of improvement in him today and there isn’t a Black Caviar this spring.”

Jockey Michael Rodd also said the gelding operation had greatly improved the six-year-old who has now won five of 15 starts.

“He’s a lot lighter on his feet, since they cut him he’s lost a lot of weight. He’s light all over so he’s feeling a lot better,” Rodd said.

“We know he’s got class and it’s just good to see him win a race.

“He ran second to Black Caviar and he’s shown that he is good at running a place but it’s just good to get him out there today in a quality field and win like that.”

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Bobbie Lewis Quality 2012 – Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 WE’RE GONNA ROCK Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 9 57kg $6.50EF
2 7 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Michael Walker 0.1L 18 56kg $13
3 2 TITLE Joseph Pride Dwayne Dunn 1.35L 19 57.5kg $15
4 15 VEEWAP Tony Vasil Dean Yendall 1.75L 2 54kg $51
5 9 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Craig Williams 3.25L 15 54.5kg $10
6 18 ONE LAST DANCE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3.35L 14 54kg $14
7 19 LIVIGNO Shane Fliedner Chris Symons 3.45L 17 54kg $41
8 6 SMOKIN’ JOEY Anthony Freedman Steven Arnold 3.85L 13 56kg $13
9 17 INSTINCTION Mick Price Craig Newitt 5.6L 7 54kg $21
10 4 AHDASHIM (NZ) Gerald Ryan Damien Oliver 6.35L 5 56kg $26
11 12 BLACKIE (NZ) Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 6.45L 1 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $21
12 13 PAGO ROCK David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 6.55L 11 54kg $21
13 1 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 6.85L 10 59kg $7
14 10 FREERETURN Jason Warren Ben Melham 6.95L 4 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $18
15 14 ROCKING FORCE Mandy Shillito Craig Robertson 7.7L 6 54kg $51
16 8 SHANGHAI WARRIOR Pat Hyland Glen Boss 8.45L 3 55kg $6.50EF
17 16 ALL FRIARED UP Patrick Payne Matthew Neilson 10.45L 12 54kg $91
18 11 ANABANDANA Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 13.2L 8 54kg $20
19 5 SCINTILLO (GB) Robbie Griffiths Steven King 13.7L 16 56kg $301