Promising filly Jip Jip Rock, who is from the same family as champion and Rosedene sire Greys Inn, looks another smart prospect from her outstanding family.
Making just her second outing, Jip Jip Rock ran on to score a facile five and a quarter length maiden win over1400m at Te Aroha earlier in the month.
A 3yo daughter of High Chaparral, Jip Jip Rock was a $170 000 buy from the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Peter Williams, one of the trainers of the filly, commented off the sophomore, “She’s not a big filly, she’s a lot like other High Chaparral’s, which can be a bit small – Dundeel wasn’t a big horse.
I do see her getting to that black-type level this summer, but I think it will be after Christmas. There are not many races that suit before then. She’ll run at Auckland, there’s a three-year-old 1500m race there, she’ll probably be aimed at that and then we will go from there. You have got the Royal Stakes and those sort of races. If she keeps competing well, we might even have a look at the Oaks.She’s a staying filly and we have always had that in-mind.”
Jip Jip Rock was produced by Not A Single Doubt mare Red Roses Too, a half-sister to the stakes placed dam of G3 Kindergarten Stakes winner Furnaces, and this is also the family of champion Shikoba, millionaire and multiple G1 winning filly Melito and Arrowfield Stud’s well performed young sire Pariah.
The filly’s fourth dam is the top class broodmare Summoned (whose offspring also include top racehorse and sire Zeditave) who ranks as the granddam of former Equus Champion Greys Inn.
The latter, winner of the 2004 G1 Vodacom Durban July (where Greys Inn accounted for five Equus Champions), was back in the news last week when his outstanding son Legal Eagle romped home over 1160m at Turffontein to record his 14th career victory and take his prize money to over R11.5 million.
A dual Horse Of The Year, the remarkable Legal Eagle will now be aimed at recording a fourth win in the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.