5 June 2017
Heaven Rocks was simply exhilarating when winning the 4YO Emerald at Ashburton on Saturday.
This truly exceptional son of Rock N Roll Heaven was three wide for the first 900 metres before finding his way to the breeze.
Then at the top of the home straight he sprinted. He accelerated so quickly he drifted in but then straightened and pulled away from the field to win easily.
Heaven Rocks won by four and a half lengths and stopped the clock in 1:51.8.
For Heaven Rocks it was his tenth win and pushed his earnings to $297,026.
After the race Natalie Rasmussen was quoted as saying "I think the only horse I've driven as fast as this guy is Blacks A Fake, he's a freak." High praise!
Rasmussen and Heaven Rocks have quite the affinity with the duo winning five of their six starts together.
Bred by Benstud Standardbreds, Heaven Rocks is out of the 17 time winning Pacific Fella mare Mendelico.