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Gee Gees Jet in brilliant first-up win

26 / 04 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Gee Gees Jet (Boris Thornton) easily wins maiden 1100m in Hobart icon Click to enlarge

BRIGHTON  trainer Stuart Gandy has produced some nice two-year-olds this season but it appears he has saved his best for last given the way Gee Gees Jet toyed with his rivals to win a 2YO and Upwards Maiden Plate over 1100 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart today.

With apprentice Boris Thornton aboard, Gee Gees Jet ( Wordsmith-Pretty Jessica) was allowed to sit outside of th4e leader but when Thornton gave the two-year-old a bit more rein burst clear and went on to score by almost four lengths from the favourite Because ($$1.65) with La Niella over three lengths away third.

It is not uncommon for two-year-olds to be racing against the older and more experienced horses at this time of the season but this gelding’s effort was simply awesome.

Gee Gees Jet ran the 1100m trip in 1.06.64 and ran home his last 600m in 36.11 which was outstanding given it was on a soft 5 surface and it was only his second race start.

Gandy presented the gelding in the $100,000 Elwick Stakes on debut in February after which he went shin sore so he was tipped out for a short spell and resumed today.

Listen to what trainer Stuart Gandy said about Gee Gees Jet’s win.