QTIS quinella for Jet Spur

Jet Spur filly Doug’s Jet is being set for the $250,000 QTIS 600 2YO Plate (1200m) at the Gold Coast on March 19 after her dominant last start victory at Eagle Farm.  She defeated Pat Duff’s Jet Spur filly Kahui who flashed home to finish second by a long neck.

Doug’s Jet (2f Jet Spur – Goodness by Zoffany) is a strapping filly from the Michael Nolan stable in Toowoomba and she was stepping out for the third time at Eagle Farm.  It followed a debut win at her home track in January and an unlucky third to Merryanna at Eagle Farm after she bucked at the start.

There were no barrier blues last time out with experienced hoop Michael Cahill taking over the reins.  She pinged the gates and quickly took control up front.  She relaxed beautifully on the fence and then simply dictated terms in the lead.

Nolan and Duff rate their fillies very highly and, at this stage, both are headed towards the rich QTIS race next month.   “It’s the logical target when you have a filly in form with that sort of prizemoney on offer,” Nolan said.  “Our filly keeps taking a step up every time we put her in a race and I’m sure there is still room for further improvement.

“She is learning each start but the one thing we know is that she has loads of natural galloping ability and she continues to furnish.  The plan is to have one more start between now and March 19 and hopefully she can show us she is still progressing.

Doug’s Jet was a $42,000 buy from Glenlogan Park at the 2010 Magic Millions QTIS 600 Sale and she has already earned more than $100,000.

She is a younger half-sister to brilliant sprinter Pulsator (Show a Heart).  He won the 2005 Strawberry Hill Slipper at Wyong but breathing problems curtailed his career.  Their dam Goodness is a half-sister to Woodlands homebred Debrief (Brief Truce) who won the G3 Victoria Hcp at Caulfield in 2002 and 2003.

Glenlogan Park sire Jet Spur is doing best of the rest behind Stratum in the Australian second-season sires’ premiership with 21 winners of 24 races to February 21.