Versatile sprinter Jet Style is on standby for a trip to Sydney after a front-running victory in the LR Recognition Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Jet Style (6g Tycoon Ruler – Over And Over by Baryshnikov) led for the first time in his career to score by a half head over arch- rival Biggles. “I didn’t want him in front but Chris (Munce) was left with no option when Biggles didn’t go to the lead,” trainer Don Baker said. “I’ve got no doubt he’s a better horse ridden off the pace.”
Baker worked as a breaker for Tommy Smith in the 1980s before moving to Toowoomba. “I will see how the horse pulls up but we’ve got several options,” he said. “He could go for a spell or I could set him for the Bernborough Handicap at the end of the month. The Villiers in Sydney isn’t out of the question, either.”
Tycoon Ruler (Last Tycoon) was a Listed winner of the Rupert Clarke Stakes and John Adams Stakes at Caulfield before retiring to Clear Mountain Fairview in Queensland. He has sired 50 winners of 155 races at a 67% strike-rate.
Clear Mountain Fairview’s Bob and Mick Frappell sold Jet Style for $17,000 at the 2008 Magic Millions HIT Sale. He is owned by a syndicate that includes country bookmaker Wayne Gannon and has won 9 races in 31 starts for earnings of $234,950.
The Frappells have since bred a filly by Zaha and a colt and filly by Outback Prince from their grey mare Over And Over. She is a half-sister to Sydney stakes winner Varino (Varick).
Tycoon Ruler stands at Clear Mountain Fairview for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee alongside Choistar (Choisir), Outback Prince (Desert Prince), Zaha (Kingmambo) and Primus (Flying Spur).
– Karl Patterson