ANFIELDS ROCKET is a gelding by Coup De Grace (USA), out of the Galileo (IRE) mare Milla’s Rocket (IRE) and is in training with Brett Crawford. He was purchased in training, by the Hollywood Syndicate after his victory in the Grade 3 Allied Steelrode Graham Beck Stakes.
Name: ANFIELDS ROCKET
Sex: Chestnut Gelding
Sire: Coup De Grace (USA)
Mare: Milla’s Rocket (Galileo)
Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Trainer: Grant Maroun
Previous Trainer: Brett Crawford
First run for Hollywood Syndicate: 17/12/2022
Record for Hollywood Syndicate: 11-2-1
UPDATES – Anfields Rocket
January 30th, 2024
He has returned to the Grant Maroun stable after a stint in Cape Town.
January 27th, 2024
Raced in the Cape Met (Grade 1) over 2000m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 7th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He has been disappointing in his last few runs. He may need to go back in trip.
January 6th, 2024
Raced in the King’s Plate (Grade 1) over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 8th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Not a bad run, finishing 3 lengths behind the 2nd horse. I believe he will improve for the run.
November 29th, 2023
He has relocated to the Western Cape and will be under the care of Brett Crawford.
November 25th, 2023
Raced over 2000m at Turffontein on the Standside track. Finished 12th out of 18 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Raymond Danielson said that he needed the run and the trip could be too far for him. I believe that he never had the right prep for the race especially over 2000m. He is better than that run.
October 7th, 2023
Raced over 2000m at Turffontein on the Inside track. Finished 5th out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A very good run on a fast track, coming from so far back. Also, this was his first run after a break.
May 27th, 2023
Raced over 2000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Grade 1 Daily News 2000. Finished 10th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Not his run, but he did pull up lame after the race. He will have a break for the rest of the KZN season.
May 6th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville in the Grade 2 WSB Guineas. Finished 5th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He should have been racing closer to the speed. I feel he was given a poor ride.
March 4th, 2023 – GRADE 1 WIN
401 – ANFIELDS ROCKET wins the Grade 1 WSB SA Classic at Turffontein Racecourse this afternoon. He was given a perfect ride by Winning Form-sponsored jockey Raymond Danielson and is trained by Grant Maroun. He is bred by Klawervlei Stud. Well Done Team on this fantastic achievement.
January 22nd, 2022
391 – ANFIELDS ROCKET showed his class to run on strongly from last to record his fifth career victory in Race 5 at Turffontein today. Well done to Winning Form-sponsored jockey Raymond Danielson, trainer Grant Maroun and the breeders Klawervlei Stud.
December 17th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth in the Grade 1 Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas. Finished 11th out of 15 runners. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Gavin Lerena believes that he does not get the trip, he suggested we come back in trip to sprint with him.
December 12th, 2022
Anfields Rocket galloped at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Sunday morning. Sean Veale galloped him and he was very happy with his work. Grant Maroun said he pulled up well after his gallop.
December 9th, 2022
Anfields Rocket has arrived safely in Cape Town and he has travelled very well.
November 10th, 2022
Anfields Rocket was purchased privately by the Hollywood Syndicate and is in training with Grant Maroun. He has won four times from five starts including a victory in the Grade 3 Allied Steelrode Graham Beck Stakes.