Habib’s Mover And Shaker Is Flying

TAB Gr3 JJ The Jet Plane Stakes

Piere Strydom regards JJ The Jet Plane as one of the best he has ridden and the international Gr1 winner enjoyed some deserved acknowledgement with the running of the R300 000 TAB Gr3 JJ The Jet Plane Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.

Mover And Shaker (Denis Scwarz) maintains his momentum to beat the speedy Iphiko (Muzi Yeni) in a thriller (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Formerly run as the Tommy Hotspur Stakes, the 1000m contest rounded off what was expected to be an easy Pick 6 as Denis Schwarz rode a beautifully judged race to get 40-1 Fabian Habib-trained longshot Mover And Shaker home and deliver a  R 231 665, 60 payout in the exotic.

Jumping into an early lead, the son of Rafeef was guided from his inside gate to the better centre-outside strip.

Challenged briefly by the speedy Trippi mare Iphiko (14-1) at midway, Mover And Shaker (40-1) was in a galloping mood and he kept on relentlessly to register his first graded stakes success, beating the mare by three quarters of a length in a time of 56,87 secs.

The Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein-bred son of Ridgemont kingpin Rafeef (Redoute’s Choice) is out of B Twenty One, a six-time winning Silvano daughter of Gr2 winner Park Lane (Elliodor).

Mover And Shaker was earmarked by former trainer Dom Zaki and purchased for R400 000 at the BSA August Two-year-old sale. The 4yo gelding has now won 5 races with 8 places from 23 starts for stakes of R785 500.

Only 17 tickets won the easy Classic Day Pick 6.

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