Rocket Fire finally overcame his temperament and racing with earmuffs he ran out a convincing winner of the first race at Scottsville yesterday. The highly strung son of Rock Of Gibraltar has always shown ability but his tendency to boil over had cost him on more than one occasion. With this win behind him, Duncan has indicated that he will be trying him over further in the coming months as his pedigree suggests that he should stay a mile at least. Good luck to Chris van Niekerk and Bernard Kantor who have shares in the son of Rock Of Gibraltar along with Duncan.
Duncan was looking a big showing from Coldhardcash in the sixth but he ran well below what was expected. Coldhardcash was scoped after the race and was found to have mucus in his trachea that will have accounted for his disappointing showing.