Joan’s A Jett won impressively on debut at Seymour on Thursday for trainer Mark Kavanagh.
“She was a little slow away and settled towards the back of the field but showing just how good she is, her jockey Craig Robertson was able to get her off the fence, come out wide and finish off strongly to win," said Kavanagh.
Brent and Cherry Taylor, who bred Joan's A Jett and share in the ownership of the three-year-old filly, sent her over to the Kavanagh stable earlier this year.
“Brent and Cherry sent her over to help rebuild the stable, they did some work with her early to make sure that she was up to coming to Australia and we put a syndicate of people together to race her.”
Sired by the Group One winning son of Fastnet Rock, Rock ‘n’ Pop and out of the Group Two winning mare Luna Tudor, Joan’s A Jett is a half-sister to Group One winning mare Allez Wonder and Group Three winner Pretty Pins suggesting she will be better over more ground.
“I’ll probably give her a couple more runs and see where she takes us. I believe she will improve as we step her up to some longer distances. Her pedigree suggests she will be better suited at distances of 1600m – 2000m or even further as her mother won over 3200m," Kavanagh said.
"Joan’s A Jett is one of many talented up and coming horses in the stable, I’m really excited about the next couple of months.”
Joan's A Jett is the final foal from Luna Tudor who died in 2015 due to complications from foaling.
Joan's A Jett is pictured above with her foster mare Pernod, dam of Group Three winner Martini Red, who unfortunately lost her foal that year but went on to do a great job with Joan's a Jett.