Saturday 19 August 2017

Jet Setting is ready for Tipperary take off

Jet Setting pleased connections in a gallop yesterday morning as she continues her preparation for the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary. Photo: Sportsfile
Jet Setting pleased connections in a gallop yesterday morning as she continues her preparation for the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary. Photo: Sportsfile
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Jet Setting pleased connections in a gallop yesterday morning as she continues her preparation for the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary on August 25.

The daughter of Fast Company provided trainer Adrian Keatley and owners Equinegrowthpartners Syndicate with a dream Classic success when landing the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh in May.

She beat six-time Group One winner Minding that day and is the only filly to have topped Aidan O'Brien's dual Classic winner since last September.

Jet Setting was subsequently bought by China Horse Club for £1.3million on the eve of Royal Ascot, where she finished sixth to Qemah in the Coronation Stakes.

Keatley has given Jet Setting a break since that run in June but reports her to be firing on all cylinders ahead of her planned Group Three return.

He said: "She's 100 per cent. She did a nice bit of work this morning and everything is on course for Thursday week. She's in great order and we're looking forward to it. The weather has been a bit in and out here but there's still plenty of juice in the ground and that's what we'd be hoping for."

Keatley also has former Group One-winning sprinter G Force in his care after the five-year-old returned to training following fertility issues during a short period at stud.

The five-year-old has had three starts for Keatley and was most recently seen when finishing a disappointing last of the 27 runners in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.

However, Keatley felt his charge had a valid excuse that day and is now eyeing a crack at the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on September 17.

He said: "We felt there was a very good chance he had displaced his palate at Goodwood so we have treated him for that since the race.

"Hopefully we will have him back in time to go for the Ayr Gold Cup in September."

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