Rocket fires clear at Newcastle

There was doubting who was on top in Newcastle’s seven furlong nursery on Tuesday night as Emerald Rocket landed a taking success under Ben Curtis.

The son of Society Rock had hinted he was well capable of better a few times this season and put it all together in great style at Newcastle, travelling kindly under a confident ride before finding plenty in the final two furlongs to run right away in great style.

Emerald Rocket was fully three and three-quarter-lengths clear of his toiling 13 rivals at the line and the powerful colt looks a horse with plenty more to offer from here.

He already holds an engagement at Yarmouth on Monday and may well be turned out quickly whilst ahead of the handicapper.

We’ll have more reaction and pictures from our 20th win of the season on line soon.