Rock Me Over impresses Hall

08 March 2018 06:00:40 EST

Reinsman Gary Hall Jnr is confident Rock Me Over can pick up his first win as a three-year-old when he contests the $25,000 Milford Homes Roofline Series Sales Classic for colts and geldings at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Hall Jnr was impressed with Rock Me Over's fast-finishing third to Speed Man and Golden State at the same track last Friday night, and thinks the smart colt can go a couple better this week.

"I was impressed with the way Rock Me Over came home (from last at the bell in a field of seven). He's got a few strings to his bow and he just needs to put them all together," said Hall.

"I had big wraps on him, early on. But he hasn't quite lived up to my expectations at this stage. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see him turn the corner.

"He's a funny horse; sat up, he's quick, but once you make your run with him you've got to keep going because he's a little bull and if you stop-start with him he'll just pull up. We'll have a crack for the front, but if he can't get to the lead he should sit somewhere handy."

The biggest threat to Rock Me Over looks to be Kohli, who is favourably drawn in barrier 2. A fast-finishing winner over Ella Gant Player at Pinjarra five starts ago, Kohli's recent form on South-West tracks has been excellent.

Chris Voak, who will drive Kohli, said: "Take Rock Me Over out, and I'd give Kohli a really solid chance of winning. When I drove him at Pinjarra a couple of starts ago we went only slowly, but he sprinted home very well."

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