SA TROTS Rocking With Charm racing at its best

FRESH from his success during the weekend, Rocking With Charm will be back in action tonight.

Scoring with ease on Saturday evening, Rocking With Charm faces a tougher task in the second event on the card.

Leading throughout from barrier for his 24th victory, the Frank Turner-trained veteran is the sole runner from the second row this time around

Although the draw “doesn’t really suit him”, Turner remains confident Rocking With Charm can play a role in the finish.

“Saturday night played right into his hands as he races best when he finds the front,” Turner said. “Tonight doesn’t really suit him, but that doesn’t mean he is without a chance.

“It’s funny, when he leads he is better when he can get away with a slow quarter and run home in a quick half, but when he follows the pace he is better when they run along like a scalded cat and he can plug away in that last quarter.

“He follows Absolution, which should lead from the pole and run along a bit, so he will get his chance.”

Describing Rocking With Charm as the ideal “bread and butter horse”, Turner has no plans of retiring the 10-year-old anytime soon.

“He loves racing and is going as good as ever,” Turner said. “In fact, I’ve had him since he was a late three-year-old and his last 12 months have probably been his best.

“He hasn’t gotten any quicker in the last year, but is more consistent and reliable.

“As long as he keeps racing like he is and is enjoying the work I’ll keep him going.”


Photo: Walter Bulyga