It was great to see Rock Warbler get his head back in front, after a luckless run at Chelmsford last time,when winning the 7 Furlong handicap on Friday night at Newcastle.
He jumped out of the stalls with a lot more efficiency than was the case at Chelmsford and travelled well from off the pace before taking the lead up just inside the final furlong. He ran out the winner by 3/4 of a length.
Now we have learnt how to ride him, and taught him to settle, there is no reason why he shouldn't carry on his improvement to further starts. We will now look to step him up in class slightly and hope he can carry on providing both Gary Dewhurst and Archie Royal plenty of enjoyment.