Glenlogan Park sire Jet Spur went one up against Snitzel in the first-season sires’ premiership when Alotta Spur won at Yarra Valley on Sunday. The Peter Moody trained filly nailed the De Bortoli Emeri Maiden Plate by a nose to increase Jet Spur’s tally to 7 winners – one ahead of Snitzel.
Jet Spur was a G2 winner of the Dodo Sprint at Caulfield and the G3 L’Oreal Paris Plate at Flemington. He is by Champion sire Flying Spur out of the G3 winning mare Verocative (Bletchingly) who hails from the family of Zeditave.
Alotta Spur (2f Jet Spur – Gold Lottey by Encosta de Lago) is trained by Peter Moody for owner-breeders Ross and Adele Kiernan. Her dam was a G3 winner of the VRC Vanity Stakes and G3 MVRC W H Stocks Stakes as well as the Listed AJC Wiggle Quality.
She is a sister to Besame Mucho who also earned a G3 in the STC Research Stakes and the AJC Nivison Hcp and P J Bell Hcp at Randwick.
There were one or two false starts before the Kiernans sent Alotta Spur to Moody’s Caulfield stables. According to Inglis results, she was originally sold to Lindsay Park agent Mark Pilkington for $200,000 from the Murrulla Stud draft (as agent) at the 2008 Inglis Easter foal sale. She popped up again as part of the Murrulla Stud draft at the 2009 Inglis Easter yearling sale but was passed in for $110,000.
Gold Lottey’s yearling colt by Commands realised $85,000 to the bid of Dwyers Racing at last month’s Gold Coast Magic Millions. The mare has a Flying Spur colt on the ground and was bred back to Jet Spur in November.