Lengthy break for Rocanto

Rocanto and Danielle Johnson kicking on strongly to win at Taupo last December. (Photo: Race Images).

Rocanto (Danielle Johnson) kicking on strongly to win at Taupo last December. (Photo: Race Images).

Group One placegetter Rocanto will be out of action until next season.

“He cut his hock playing in his box so we might not see him again until the spring,” said trainer Stephen Marsh.

Group One placed in both the Diamond Stakes and the Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes last term, Rocanto won at Taupo under 60kg in December before a last-start second at Trentham.

Meanwhile, stablemate Seize The Moment will make his next appearance at Awapuni on Saturday week.

“He just can’t go right-handed so he’ll go down there for the Listed Flying Handicap,” said Marsh.

The winner of six races and runner-up in the Gr.3 Anniversary Handicap at Trentham, Seize The Moment hasn’t raced since his front-running victory at Hastings earlier this month.

–NZ Racing Desk