SATURDAY DOUBLE GETS JET AWAY OFF TO A FLYING START
Updated: Feb 17
Arctic Stud’s Jet Away registered a double within an hour on Saturday to notch up his first and second winners as a sire from only three runners to date.
Jet Away’s first winner, Supreme Jet, took out the first race at Oldtown and this was quickly followed by the four-year-old mare Brandy Love, who scored a dominant eight length victory at Cragmore against the males.
The Patrick O’Farrell-trained Supreme Jet (image below) led throughout to win the Goffs 4yo Maiden by three and a half lengths at Oldtown. The talented gelding led by up to ten lengths in the run and scored a cosy victory in the five-runner contest.
“We were so confident for weeks leading up to Saturday’s win and we believed he would win wherever he would go. I know there was only five runners, but they were all quality and I believe they will all win their point to point races in the near future. Supreme Jet has always been a natural. He really toyed with them today. I really like these Jet Aways, I think he is going to be an excellent stallion and I have a heard a good word about him from others,” said trainer Patrick O’Farrell.
This opinion is echoed by The Irish Point-to-Point, giving Supreme Jet the highest rating so far this season.
Trainer Colin Bowe was equally positive about his charge Brandy Love (image right), who scored by eight lengths at Cragmore in the Tattersalls Ireland 4yo Maiden.
Bowe said after Saturday’s win: “I knew she was smart as she was showing us a lot at home, but that was impressive against the males. She really powered clear late on. It's not too often we take on the geldings and carry it off, so she is a little bit special.”
Jet Away, whose progeny has proved popular in the sales ring, is a Group One performed son of successful sire of sires Cape Cross and hails from one of Juddmonte Farms best families being out of a half-sister to the champion broodmare Hasili. He is closely related to leading sires Dansili, Cacique, Champs Elysees and Leroidesanimaux.
Jet Away stands at Arctic Tack Stud, Wexford for a fee of €3,000.