Glen Rocco wins again for Downs Stables

Glen Rocco fulfilled all expectations for West Sussex trainer Nick Gifford at Kempton Park races today, Saturday. He was sent off as 11-4 favourite  and won the three mile handicap chase by 23 lengths from Colin Tizzard’s Bally Longford at 9-1.

An eight-year-old chestnut gelding, by Shirocco, Glen Rocco has always been highly regarded and has proved to be a progressive horse.

Glen Rocco, trained by Nick Gifford at Downs Stables, Findon Photo: Jeannie Knight


He put in an excellent performance to win the three mile handicap chase comfortably under a fine ride from jockey James Davies,

There has always been plenty to like about Glen Rocco, owned  by Jeremy Khyle,  G Mason and D Stevens.

This eight-year-old chestnut gelding has been brought on patiently by Nick Gifford at the famous Downs Stables at Findon and placed carefully in races to suit him.

By Shirocco, which missed last season. This horse, which has a distinctive white blaze, is owned by Jeremy Kyle, G Mason and D Stevens, is half brother to a horse which won the famous Czech race, the Velka Pardubicka, which is run over varied and testing terrain.

Attention to detail in his training has reaped a good reward at Kempton where Glenn Rocco, partnered by James Davies, scored a memorable  victory after jumping fluently throughout the race.

Nick Gifford Racing commented:”Glen Rocco jumps for fun and was given a great ride by James Davies to win this three mile chase at Kempton . A big shout out to Vova who led him up and rides him everyday at home .

“Rocco is a pretty strong ride and has been bouncing and fresh since his last run on Boxing Day . His owners are thrilled and as are all the team at home.”

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