Market move for Court Of Jewels

Court Of Jewels, a three-quarter brother to champion sire Commands, is on the market for the 2013 stud season.

Court Of Jewels (NZ) is a stakes winning son of Danehill and is fresh from siring Pelicano to a Listed victory in the $100,000 Parramatta Cup (2000m).

Pelicano (4g Court Of Jewels – Musk by Kaapstad) improved his record to 8 victories in 15 starts with a gutsy performance at Rosehill.  That winning statistic mirrors Court Of Jewels who has built up an even better strike-rate at stud.

“Pelicano is a progressive type and always gives 100%,” trainer Tony McEvoy recalled a month after the hit-and-run visit from the Barossa Valley.  “We did nominate him for the Sydney Cup but he would have been over the top by the time it was run.  That’s a pity because the race is starting to fall away.

“He’s in the paddock now and I will bring him back for the Victorian country cups,” McEvoy said this week.  “That will tell us whether we can aim him any higher during the spring carnival.”

Court of Jewels was also trained by McEvoy in a 19 start career that began with a juvenile victory at Rosehill.  He developed into a talented sprint-miler winning at Listed level in Adelaide prior to landing his last victory at Flemington.

He’s a son of all-conquering sire Danehill and hails from the incomparable Eight Carat family.  His dam Nine Carat (Sir Tristram) is a sister to Kaapstad and a three-quarter-sister to Octagonal.  She is also a half-sister to the dam of Champion Darley sire Commands.

Court of Jewels is doing a tremendous job at stud with 66 winners of 175 races at an impressive 64% strike-rate.  Apart from Pelicano his other stakes winners include NZ based mare Adaline.  She won the G2 Royal Stakes at Ellerslie for Trevor and Steven McKee carrying the colours made famous by Sunline.

The bulk of his stock are bread-and-butter horses like Ace or Joka who has won 11 races including three in town from 44 starts.  He is gearing up for another campaign and was doing his best work at the finish when a first-up fifth behind Daytona Grey at Morphettville last Saturday.

And on Sunday, Sunshine Coast based mare Get On won for the third time at her home track this season with a fast-finishing victory over 1400 metres.  Trainer Trevor Thomas has nominated her to double up at Eagle Farm next week.

For further enquiries about Court of Jewels, call Gary Moore at Gavelhouse on + 61 419 337 888.