Six-year-old stayer Rock On has arrived in Victoria and has joined the stable of Peter Gelagotis at his Moe base.
The last start winner of the Te Aroha Cup (2200m) has been sent over by his New Zealand trainer Gary Vile, who also shares in the ownership.
“I just thought Melbourne would suit him quite well and there are two or three races there for him,” Vile said.
“I will just leave it up to Peter and let him get a feel for the horse over the next couple of days.
“He is ready to go. He has come through his win at Te Aroha very well and I am pretty happy with him, so I thought you might as well have a go.”
Vile said Rock On, the winner of seven races, was on a mission to bank some more prizemoney whilst also being able to race on superior racetracks over the coming months.
“Our weather cracks up a little bit quicker than what it does over there and when you can race for A$130,000 on a Saturday, it’s a lot of money to us,” Vile said.