Miningrocks had shown glimmers of ability but his nerves often got the better of him. It's always very satisfying to win a race with a less talented horse but hopefully the penny has dropped with Miningrocks now and he can go onto bigger and better things!
"The opener was just a modest selling handicap and it was run at a good pace from the off. MININGROCKS, back down a furlong in trip and dropped in class, came through from off the pace to get up close home, opening his account at the tenth attempt. He´s clearly suited by a strongly run race and has the option of moving back up in distance. The Stewards considered the apparent improvement in form of the winner and they noted the trainer´s explanation that the gelding was better suited by the drop in grade to a seller and a drop back in trip to seven furlongs on this occasion."
Racing Post, 2015
"Miningrocks ran well for a long way at Wetherby last time and Tom Eaves suggested we drop him in trip. It worked but it was a bad race. It was a selling handicap and the name says it all but a win is a win"
Ruth Carr, 2015