Trainer Mark Kavanagh is looking to a promising Spring for We’re Gonna Rock after the six year old scored in a tight finish in the Group 3 $150,000 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington today.

We're Gonna Rock and Spirit Of Boom

We're Gonna Rock (inside) holds off Spirit Of Boom in the Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Kavanagh said that We’re Gonna Rock has started to realise his potential after being gelded and is confident there is a good race win in him.

The big field of the Bobbie Lewis went to the middle of the Flemington straight and Michael Rodd drove We’re Gonna Rock through the middle and went to the line with Queensland sprinter Spirit Of Boom on his outside to score by half a head.

Quality mare Mosheen struggled under the 59kgs and was always buried away in the big field.

With Black Caviar off the scene during the Spring as well as Hay List, Kavanagh believes there is a major race win for We’re Gonna Rock not far away.

“There’s no doubt about it that gelding has helped him. He was a massive horse and too big for his knees and joints. He wasn’t thinking add now he’s thinking  and he’s not too big for his knees and joints,” Kavanagh said.

“There’s a lot of improvement in him today and there isn’t Black Caviar this Spring. We’ll hang around and do our best. There’s a race for every one over the Spring, you just have to space him and put him in the right one.”

Rodd is confident that a Group 1 win isn’t far away for We’re Gonna Rock and knows that the six year old can improve on today’s win.

“He showed so much early on and we’re pretty confident we could win a Group 1 race with him. We went close a couple of times,” Rodd said.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.