Shez All Rockin' towards Breeders Crown
By Adam Hamilton
MEGASTAR filly Shez All Rock returns to the All Stars’ stables this week.
And she’s only a few weeks away from a racetrack return.
Mark Purdon said the last-start Harness Jewels winner would resume in a qualifying heat of the Breeders Crown at Addington on July 13.
From there it’s back to Australia where Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen will try to complete the most dominant of three-year-old filly season’s by adding the Breeders Crown title to the Jewels, NZ Oaks, NSW Oaks and Victoria Oaks victories.
“It’ll be good to get her back in the stable this week and she won’t have lost much in her time out,” Purdon said. “She’ll go to the Crown heat here (Christchurch) and then we’ll work out what to do with her between that and the Crown semi-finals.”
The Crown semis are at Ballarat on August 18 with the Grand Final at Melton a week later.
There has been plenty of talk Shez All Rock could stay Down Under for her four-year-old season.
But Purdon said he and US-based owner Chris Ryder would not final finalise future plans with Shez All Rock until after the Crown.
Shez All Rock has raced just 10 times for nine wins, a luckless second and pocketed $445,192.