Vanree Stud’s well bred Jet Master horse Divine Jet enjoyed two smart updates to his pedigree on Wednesday, with his half-sister Kelpie and close relative Phil’s Dancer both winning good races.
The Brett Crawford trained 3yo filly Kelpie got off the mark when romping home to a three and a quarter length win over 1600m at Kenilworth on Wednesday for owner-breeders Ridgemont Highlands.
The blue blooded Dynasty filly, who has now won or placed in three of only four starts, is the 11th winner produced by former G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship runner up Divine Nymph (by Al Mufti). The latter was an exceptional producer whose previous notable performers included short-lived G1 SA Classic winner and millionaire Divine Jury, top-class galloper Divine Jet, stakes winning two-year-old Velvet Hue, and the stakes performers Judge Jupiter, Heavenly Risk and Dinesen, as well as the dam of G3 Protea Stakes winner Redcarpet Style!
Divine Nymph’s Ruffian Stakes winning daughter Velvet Hue also made waves at Kenilworth on Wednesday, when her three-year-old daughter Phil’s Dancer made all to break her maiden at just the second time of asking.
A daughter of Philanthropist, the Justin Snaith trained Phil’s Dancer had been fourth at her only previous start, and justified her tote favouritism status with a comprehensive one and a quarter length score.
This is also the family of Triple Tiara winning champion Cherry On The Top, dam of last season’s G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic third Blossom as well as the very exciting Seventh Gear (a R4.75 million yearling buy).
Divine Jet, who shares his seven times champion sire Jet Master with prominent young stallions Master Of My Fate and Pomodoro, was a high-class performer in his own right who won his first three races in a row before finishing third in the G2 Betting World Merchants.
The handsome bay has already had a winner from just three runners to date.