The Emerald Jet!

Zaki runner looks a serious Emerald Cup prospect

Jet Jamboree powers in under avin Lerena (JC Potos)

Jet Jamboree powers in under Gavin Lerena (JC Photos)

A top-class Emerald Cup prep. That is probably the best way of describing a professional performance by Mike De Broglio’s 7yo Jet Supreme in the 1450m Pinnacle Stakes at the Vaal on Thursday.

The 2011 Listed Darley Arabian winner registered  his hat trick of wins on the sand and the result was never in doubt as he powered on relentlessly.

Jet Jamboree is likely to start favourite for Africa’s richest sand race and must be a major contender, especially from a favourable draw. He will not race again before the big one.

A year rest and gelding has made all the difference to the once unsound galloper  who was regarded as a potential future stallion prospect by his connections.

Ridden by regular pilot Gavin Lerena, Jet Jamboree was always in command from his 1 draw and dealt with all challengers in the final stages

Jet Jamboree maintained his long stride and stayed on best of all to win by 1,25 lengths in a time of 89,88 secs.

The current highest rated sand horse Uncle Tommy (121) stayed on doggedly but is dwarfed by Jet Jamboree and he had no chance with the winner, while Shadow Line charged into third to run way above his rating.

Geoff Woodruff’s Killua Castle came from lengths back to grab the fourth cheque but 6,25 lengths behind.

He is better over slightly further and takes a while to catch his stride.

The disappointment was Mike De Kock’s Nigel Mansell. A horse who has won his last two starts by close on twenty lengths, he had no answers late in the race and faded out to run 7,75 lengths behind.

He was in touch for most of the trip but may have found the 1450m on the short side.

He should not be written off for the Emerald Cup though as he will enjoy more advantageous weight terms there.

Jet Jamboree has now won 7 races with 9 places from his 20 starts for stakes of R658 150.

He was bred by Patricia Devine and is by Jet Master out of the three-time winning Qui Danzig mare Rollicking Romp.

Jet Jamboree is owner Mike De Broglio’s  first seven time winner and Zaki described him as a livewire for the Emerald Cup who was getting better all the time.

The R200 000 Gr3 August Stakes will be run over 1200m on 30 August and the winner is guaranteed a place in the R1 million Emerald Cup final field.

Declarations are due on Tuesday 26 August:

25 ACROSS THE ICE     Sean Tarry       106
24 ALWAYS AL          Sean Tarry       96
5 ANGER (BRZ)        Corne Spies      91
10 BENBOW             Leon Erasmus     79
23 BLAZING AL         Sean Tarry       76
29 CAPTAIN HADDOCK    Ormond Ferraris  85
2 CHIEF SIOUX        Paul Matchett    83
11 COMMISSIONERSTREET Paul Matchett    80
14 FOYLE              Mike de Kock     84
17 GLOBAL EXPRESS     Mike Bass        89
15 HANG FIRE (ARG)    Brett Webber     84
1 ISOBAR             Weiho Marwing    93
12 KILLUA CASTLE (AUS Geoff Woodruff   102
3 MIDNIGHT RUN       Garth Puller     105
7 NATIONAL KEY       Brian Wiid       88
13 NICE STRIDE        Leon Erasmus     96
32 NIGEL MANSELL (BRZ Mike de Kock     88
20 PANJO              Mike Azzie       90
21 PINOT NOIR         David Rahilly    85
18 SABADELL           Geoff Woodruff   93
31 SAMOGAN (AUS)      Sean Tarry       82
4 SHADOW OFHIS SMILE Geoff Woodruff   88
30 SHARP DESIGN       Ormond Ferraris  107
6 SHE'S A STUNNER    Sean Tarry       91
22 STAVINSKY          Leon Erasmus     89
16 STORM INCOMING     Stephen Moffatt  84
33 SUGAR AND SHAKE    David Rahilly    90
28 THE HANGMAN        Sean Tarry       97
26 TOMMY GUN          Corne Spies      108
27 TRIP TEASE         Louis Goosen     99
8 VELDDRIFTER        Scott Kenny      82
19 VULCAN             Scott Kenny      80
9 YUKON GOLD         Leon Erasmus     91

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