Newly crowned SA Champion trainer Justin Snaith made a terrific start to the new season when he saddled the first two home in the long delayed R250 000 Gr3 Final Fling Stakes run over 1800m at Kenilworth on Sunday. Snaith sent out four winners on the day.
Snaith swept all before him last season and started his new Cape campaign in fine style on a Kenilworth Sunday shrouded by leaden skies and punctuated with isolated rain.
The Gr3 Final Fling Stakes, abandoned twice in July, finally got out of the starting blocks and provided a rousing finish.
Snaith sent out a trio of runners and the handicapper was spot on with the top two rated fillies fighting things out.
Jet Supreme held on doggedly to withstand the flying finish of the year younger Australian-bred, Acrostar.
With the penetrometer running at a generous reading of 33 at the start of the meeting, it was a courageous performance by the lightly raced daughter of Jet Master who had only won up to a mile previously.
Her fifth in the 2013 Gr1 Woolavington 2000 only 2 lengths behind Do You Remember have given an inkling that she may stay and replacement rider Sean Cormack rode a finely judged race.
After Dynasty’s Secret had shown the way, Cormack produced the Pat and Henry Devine owned mare at the right moment 300m out.
The 13 to 10 favourite stormed home in the famous Jet Master silks up the centre but was hard pressed to hold her flying stablemate Acrostar, who would have won in another stride.
Jet Supreme’s winning time was 117,26 secs.
The pacemaker Dynasty’s Pride held on well for third, with Internet Jet staying on into fourth.
Jet Supreme was bred by Patricia Devine and is by Jet Master out of the one-time winning Zabeel mare, Solea.
Jet Supreme has won 4 races with 8 places from 20 starts.
She took her stake earnings to R467 956.
Justin Snaith was the most successful trainer on the afternoon and saddled four winners to take an early lead in the race that he won so comfortably last season.