Supreme Snaith

Jet Supreme wins the Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes

Supreme! Sean Cormack guides Jet Supreme to an easy win in the Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes

Supreme! Sean Cormack guides Jet Supreme to an easy win in the Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes

The Capetonians will be a major force in KwaZulu Natal in the next four months. That sobering reality was made clear to the locals as the Scottsville double feature on Saturday went to raiding yards. Justin Snaith’s Jet Supreme got the ball rolling by clinching the R150 000 Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes.

All the betting interest here was centred on Mike De Kock’s promising Western Winter filly Izora, who was backed into 11 to 20. But Sean Cormack and Justin Snaith had other ideas.

The race was run at a solid gallop as Nooresh Juglall took Flitter  up to lead at a solid gallop from Earth’s Orbit, with Jet Supreme relaxed in third. Izora was four lengths further back at that stage.

Flitter led into the home straight, as  Cormack took Jet Supreme down the inside to take it up just inside the 300m marker, as Izora kicked in late down the outside and galloped strongly looking dangerous for a few strides.

Happy Man. Justin Snaith got his KZN campaign off to a great start

Happy Man. Justin Snaith got his KZN campaign off to a great start

But Jet Supreme had kicked at the right time and she went on to win nicely at 10 to 1 in the famous Jet Master silks by 3,25 lengths in a time of 85,49 secs  from Izora, with the Snaith’s other filly Earth’s Orbit a fair third.

Glen Kotzen’s The Which Doctor caught the eye when making up plenty of ground to run fifth.

Winning jockey Sean Cormack said that Jet Supreme was a classy filly who did everything right. “She quickened up well and it is nice to ride a filly of this quality. Justin (Snaith ) has been good to me as I didn’t have a ride after Murmering Sky didn’t run,” he said.

Winning trainer Justin Snaith quipped afterwards that it helped the cause ‘when you have people like the Devines handing out Jet Masters like this!

“ My fillies had a lot against them first time on right hand turn and first run after having travelled. I have eighteen here so far, and we will retain a flexible approach to a rotation of horses that will suit the programme,” he said.

Jet Supreme was bred by Patricia Devine and is by Jet Master out of the one  time winning New Zealand bred Zabeel mare, Solea.

This was her first stakes success and her third win with 3 places from 9 starts.


Umzimkhulu S. (SAf-G3) (4/13)

Scottsville, South Africa, April 13, R150.000, 1400m, turf, good, 1.25.49.

JET SUPREME (SAF), 54.0, b f 3, Jet Master (SAF) – Solea (NZ) by Zabeel
(NZ). Owner & breeder PJ Devine; trainer J Snaith; jockey S Cormack

Izora (SAF), 54.0, b f 3, Western Winter (USA) – Icy Air (SAF) by Jallad

Earth’s Orbit (SAF), 54.0, b f 3, Captain Al (SAF) – Venturesome (SAF) by
Rakeen (USA)

Margins: 3¼ , ½ , ½

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