Promising Hinchinbrook filly Flying Jess cast off maiden status with a tenacious win in the Group III SAJC Sires Produce Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday to the great delight of her big team of Prime Thoroughbreds owners.
Trained at Caulfield by John Moloney, Flying Jess had been placed at her last two runs in Victoria and proved hard to catch in the 1400 metre contest.
She raced up on the pace for Jordan Childs and after finding the front, refused to surrender, hanging on to win by a head over the well backed favourite Smart Manoeuvre.
Flying Jess continued a good run for fillies in the SA Sires’ Produce Stakes when she became the third filly in a row to win the event after Go Indy Go and The Grey Flash is 2014 and 2015 respectively.
It was the first win for Flying Jess, a $60,000 Magic Millions purchase for Joe O’Neill’s Prime Thoroughbreds from the Milburn Creek draft.
Bred and offered for sale by John Muir’s Milburn Creek, Flying Jess is the best of four winners from stakes-placed Magic Albert mare Maritess, a half-sister to stakes-winner Come Fly With Me.
Excelebration (IRE) x Maritess
The current yearling from Maritess, a filly by Excelebration (IRE) was sold by Milburn Creek as a yearling for $6,000 last year at Magic Millions to Sledmere Stud, who will re-offer her at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale as Lot 136.
Maritess was also on-sold last year at Magic Millions with Boomer Bloodstock securing her for $42,500 in foal to Not a Single Doubt, a purchase that looks a good one with the benefit of hindsight!
She has since produced a filly from that mating and was covered last spring by I am Invincible.
Flying Jess is the fifth stakes-winner for Hinchinbrook, who has had a fee increase for 2016 at Yarraman Park and stands at $38,500.