Jazz Song set Melbourne’s Moonee Valley racecourse alight with an explosive final burst to snare the G3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) tonight.
The regally bred three-year-old was having only her third career start and was rising significantly in grade, but she displayed a level of ability that indicated higher honours may a wait.
“[Jazz Song] worked super on Tuesday and I said to Mick that it was worth putting her in here because if she could snag a place it would be tremendous for her value,” winning jockey Craig Newitt said post-race.
“I was a bit off them at the turn but when I went for her she went whoosh and it was a big win.”
Jazz Song is owned in a partnership including China Horse Club’s partner Coolmore, the club’s International Advisory Council Member, Sir Owen Glenn and the CHC itself.
In saluting this evening Jazz Song became the 55th individual stakes winner for Fastnet Rock and franked the high opinion trainer Mick Price held her in. She also became the first winner in 2014 for the CHC whose team only began racing a week ago. In the last seven days they have been represented by Tropaios (Singapore) and Scarlet Moretta (Australia) who both made eye-catching seasonal debuts when finishing second over 1600m and 1400m respectively.
“It has been a fantastic start to the year for our team in the Year of the Horse and a great thrill to share a moment like this with Coolmore and Sir Owen,” said Eden Harrington, General Manager of the CHC.
“Our international team has only begun racing again and like all owners we turn into this year with great hope and expectation. Each of our international stables has a great deal to offer in 2014 and Jazz Song’s performance is a great result for all concerned.”