Day At The Track

Jerrys Jet ends campaign on a high

10:20 AM 29 Jul 2015 NZST
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Jerrys Jet with Rohan Hillier aboard winning a race in Hobart recently
Jerrys Jet with Rohan Hillier aboard winning a race in Hobart recently

Star three-year-old pacer Jerrys Jet ended his season on a high with win in a C4-C6 event over 2200 metres at the harness racing meeting in Launceston on Sunday night to stretch his winning sequence to seven from as many starts for Beauty Point-based trainer Rohan Hillier.

Jerrys Jet was one of last season's best two-year-olds winning every feature except the Dandy Patch final in which he was a close-up second to Boasson Hagen when in the care of trainer Paul Hill.

The gelding had only one more start for Hill before being transferred to Hillier in February.

Jerrys Jet won the $10,000 3YO Sires Produce at his first start for Hillier in May and along the way he won the $30,000 Group 3 Globe Derby Stakes.

At his past two starts he has emerged triumphant in high grade races against older and more experienced opposition.

Despite winning on Sunday night the Charlie and Connie Beadman-owned gelding was not at the top of his game according to Hillier.

"I thought that his work in the week leading up to this latest start was a bit below par and he took that into his race on Sunday night," Hillier said.

"He won but it confirmed he needs a spell and Charlie (Beadman) is putting him straight in the paddock and he'll probably be out for a decent spell of about three months," he said.

Jerrys Jet has always shown ability but Hillier is confident the gelded son of Jeremes Jet will go to another level next preparation.

"I am quite excited about his prospects next season because there's no doubt he will head interstate to try and win an M0 and I am sure he will continue to get better with age."

"But Charlie (Beadman) will decide when and if he leaves the state," he said.

Peter Staples

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