Little sister thwarts Pocket Power

Pocket Power failed in an attempt to claim the J&B Met at Kenilworth for an unprecedented fourth year running on Saturday.  South Africa’s champion galloper finished a close up third behind his younger sister River Jetez!

It marked the first Group 1 win for River Jetez, who ran third in last year’s J&B Met behind her older brother.  River Jetez and Pocket Power are both trained by Mike Bass.

The Group 1 winning pair are by South Africa’s champion sire Jet Master out of the winning Prince Florimund mare Stormsvlei.  The dam is a half-sister to the South African champion sprinter Harry’s Echoe and a daughter of Group 1 winner Distant Echoes.

The Kenilworth meeting was a particularly notable one for Jet Master (Rakeen).  He was also represented by Love Is In The Air and Gluewein who dead-heated for first in the Group 1 Majorca Stakes.

Jet Master heads the South African sires’ table ahead of Silvano.  He stands for R170,000 at Klipdrif Stud in the Western Cape.