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4/10/2019 Rock-solid Epsom hope

Hawkes Racing could reap the rewards of their renowned patience if progressive four-yearold Rock (Pierro) can chalk up his fourth win in succession in tomorrow’s Epsom Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m). Rock confirmed his place in the Epsom after taking out the Cameron Handicap (Gr 3, 1500m) at Newcastle on September 20, his third win from as many starts this campaign. "We've had Slipper winners and so forth but you've got to let your horse tell you and do the talking," co-trainer Michael Hawkes said. "We gelded him early, we did the right thing by him and left him alone and now we're starting to reap the rewards."

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