Atlantic Jewel dominates NZB Spring Championship

Champion mare Atlantic Jewel rounded off her Cox Plate preparation with a stunning four length win in Saturday’s G1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m).

The daughter of Coolmore Stud champion Fastnet Rock produced a strong sprint to reel in the leaders and then sprint clear from Foreteller (GB) and stablemate Super Cool.  “That’s how you want to see them win,” trainer Mark Kavanagh said.  “I’m quite happy and she should be spot on for the Cox Plate.”

Atlantic Jewel (5m Fastnet Rock – Regard by Zabeel) dominated the four legs of the NZB Spring WFA Championship winning the G1 Memsie Stakes and G2 Stocks Stakes before losing her unbeaten record when going down to (It’s a) Dundeel in the G1 Underwood Stakes.

Her connections were presented with $25,000 worth of trophies after she claimed the final leg in the G1 Caulfield Stakes.  She has now earned over $1.58 million from 10 wins in 11 starts.

Atlantic Jewel was bred by Vinery Stud partner Greg Perry and sold through its 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions draft for $320,000.  She races for a Coolmore Stud syndicate along with part-owners Mathilde Texier and Laurie Macri.

Her dam Regard, a grand-daughter of G1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Pass the Peace, died in August 2011.  Her only other foal Commanding Jewel (Commands) was a Group 1 winner of the 2012 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.