A strong win at Flemington is likely to have earned Jalan Jalan a shot at a Group race early in the new season.
AAP reports trainer Colin Little has pinpointed the G3 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield for Jalan Jalan after the juvenile raced to a three-length win in Saturday’s The Flemington Family Handicap (1200m).
Little had been considering the Quezette Stakes (1100m) for another city-winning juvenile Safariann but revealed that filly broke a splint bone in the paddock, which required an operation. “Safariann will miss the spring, but she’ll be alright,” Little said. “She just needs TLC for a little bit and she’ll be back for the autumn.”
Jalan Jalan was having her third start after winning at Mornington on debut and finishing third to Green Card at Caulfield. “She’s a bit silly at home but more relaxed and professional on race day,” Little said. “It’s amazing, she just gets on a racetrack and turns into a racehorse.”
The Foreplay filly settled behind the speed in Saturday’s race before Damien Oliver changed course and got Jalan Jalan into the clear close to the inside section to make her charge. She sprinted away over the final 200m to beat Gold Symphony (Reward For Effort) by three lengths.
Jalan Jalan (2f Foreplay – Impinge by Generous) is a three-quarter brother to Foreplay’s G3 MVRC Red Anchor Stakes winner That’s Not It. His dam Image won three races up to 2040m and earned black-type in Adelaide under Peter Moody.
Lincoln Farm sold Jalan Jalan for $40,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter yearling sale. He’s the leading earner this season by Foreplay who has sired 17 individual winners overall for $672,385 in prizemoney.
Foreplay (Danehill) is restricted to books in the vicinity of 30 mares and he stands for a $6,600 (inc gst) fee at Woodside Park.