Jet Setting to be given chance to soar in 1,000 Guineas

Jet-setting

Jet Setting: has been supplemented for Sunday’s 1,000 Guineas

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

GROUP 3 winner Jet Setting will be given a shot at Classic glory after connections decided to supplement the filly for Sunday’s Qipco 1,000 Guineas.

The Adrian Keatley-trained filly was added to the Newmarket line-up at the cost of £30,000 at Monday’s six-day stage.

The daughter of Fast Company was purchased for only 12,000gns from the Richard Hannon stable last year but emerged as a Group 1 candidate with an impressive win in the Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes earlier this month.

That success prompted her owners, the Equinegrowthpartners Syndicate, to part with the £30,000 required to add her to Sunday’s Classic.

Very exciting

“After her win in a Group 3 it was hard to ignore the Guineas and the owners are keen to have a throw at the stumps,” said bloodstock agent John Kilbride, who purchased the filly at Tattersalls last October.

“She’s come out of her last race well and we know she stays a mile and will hit the line strong. We would be hoping for a bit more rain, although I don’t think she’s an out-and-out heavy ground horse – that’s just the conditions we’ve had to deal with.”

Kilbride admits short-priced favourite Minding poses formidable opposition but said the attraction of running in the 1,000 Guineas was too much for Jet Setting’s owners to resist, with the syndicate having swelled with new members willing to help chip in for the supplementary fee.

“On ratings, taking on Minding on good ground is a big ask but we’re hoping we might get the conditions in our favour,” Kilbride said.

“There’s only one Guineas, so when else might you get an opportunity like this with a 12 grand horse?

“The syndicate members have been so good to let her keep going on the trajectory she’s been on, so it’s all very exciting.”

 

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