Daily News Archive

Search nearly 75,000 unique Daily News articles.

Daily News Subscription

Local Jungle Cat Sprint Form The Clincher For Telemon

Thursday, 2nd May 2019

Meanwhile, following the announcement that Junge Cat will stand in Queensland for the upcoming season (see above), Telemon Thoroughbreds general manager Joe Heather revealed, “We have been monitoring Jungle Cat as a potential stallion since his win in Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint.” Heather said, “It’s a race that we know through the exploits of Buffering. Jungle Cat’s win there generated a rating that stood alongside the absolute elite Australian sprinters, so it should have come as no surprise that the horse he defeated, Stormy Liberal, returned to America and duly won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.” During a halcyon season for Godolphin, Jungle Cat’s reappearance in Australia resulted in him giving away weight all round and still thumping his rivals in the Sir Rupert Clarke at Caulfield. “To get the attention of our breeders, it was so important he came here and not only showed his quality, but the fact he is made for our conditions. To be a Gr1 winner on Australian soil is a huge positive.” In his final race, Jungle Cat faced a field of the best sprinters in the land in the VRC Sprint (see below) over 1200m (WFA) down the Flemington straight, placing third, a run that Heather said was the clincher. “Horsemen know how hard it is to travel, so for him to put up a performance like that on foreign shores and coming back in trip is a true testament to his quality. He’s top class and it’s a privilege for us to stand him.”

« Previous
Return to
2nd May 2019 News
Next »