JET’S GOLD RUSH

With a pair of juvenile events programmed for the Gold Coast card, Jet Spur claimed the first of these with the Liam Birchley trained filly Shamrock Slipper.

Shamrock Slipper was bred by Ron & Debbie Gilbert of Highgrove Stud on the Darling Downs from the Tale of the Cat mare Scattered. It was a double success for Highgrove, as well as breeding Scattered who is a ½ sister to the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap winner and SireWanted, they also bred and sold Jet Spur.

Shamrock Slipper was having her first run back from a spell after showing very good early season form which had her as an emergency for the Magic Millions 2Yr Classic in January 2012. Jumping well from the barriers the chestnut filly took up a position just outside the leader and was held together in the run to the line with the result never in doubt.

Jet Spur’s rush of winners on Saturday follows hot on the heels of a number of other impressive victories over the last few days, including the Mark Kavanagh trained Any Destination in South Australia, also bred by Highgrove out of Scattered, giving the mare 2 winners from her first 2 foals.

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