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Kennewell Targets Lightning with Esta La Roca
Kennewell Racing will take Wednesday's Cranbourne winner Esta La Roca (El Roca-Camouflaged, by Strategic) back to South Australia to target the Listed Lightning Stakes over 1050m on 25 July. Speaking on television after the win, Gary Kennewell said, "She'll probably head to Adelaide for the Dermody." The Lightning Stakes was known as the Dermody until 2009. In 2010 and 2011, it was the Reliance Petroleum Stakes, and since then has been the Lightning Stakes. Esta La Roca ran third on debut, also at Cranbourne, over 1000m, and won over the same trip in the Cranbourne TC P&L Darose-AFC 2 Maiden Plate. She was sold by Baramul Stud at the 2019 Magic Millions 2YO Sale for $47,500 and is a half-sister to Listed winner Gold Alloy (Testa Rossa).