18 April 2017
The progeny of Rock N Roll Heaven enjoyed a day out at Menangle today winning three races and it all started with a slightly unusual winner.
Bred and owned by Danny and Christie Rothwell, Queen Of Clevedon closed strongly to win quite comfortably in the end.
Her time of 2:02.1 makes her easily the fastest two year old trotter in Australia this season.
The New Zealand bred mare faced the breeze and still proved too strong at the end of the race, winning in 1:53.6.
After enjoying an economical run on the pegs, Jilliby Bandit got into the clear at the top of the home straight and finished strongly. He hit the lead 100 metres from home and held off the fast closing Thunder Dance (Rock N Roll Heaven) to win in a new lifetime best of 1:54.4.
Jilliby Bandit was bred by John Starr and is a brother to Jilliby Jitterbug.
Rock N Roll Heaven has enjoyed a great start to his career and proved extremely popular last season serving over 260 mares between Australia and New Zealand.