JUKEBOX filly from the family of Golden Slipper winner POLAR SUCCESS
This filly is the first foal for Zablitz, a talented race mare who placed four times from her short, nine-start career. She was 2nd on three occasions including when narrowly beaten by Gitan (a multiple city-winner with nearly $300,000 in earnings) over 1400m at Goulburn, and was 2nd behind Archangel at Kembla Grange over 1300m.
A quality filly with good scope and strength, and a good action, this yearling is from the first crop of Snitzel’s unbeaten Stakes-winning 2yo JUKEBOX and is bred for speed.
Jukebox, trained by Ciaron Maher, returned in the spring of his 3yo season to win the stallion-making Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m).
In the Vain Stakes Jukebox produced a race-best sectional for the final 200m. His winning-time of 1:04.87 on a Soft 6 was exceptional…to put this in perspective, RUSSIAN REVOLUTION won the race the previous year in a time of 1:05.14 on a Good 4.
Jukebox ran true to his pedigree being from the top-class Stakes winning juvenile Jestatune, a daughter of Golden Slipper winner and leading speed influence RORY’S JESTER, who of course is also the broodmare sire of leading speed influence NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (who, like Snitzel, is a son of Redoute’s Choice).
A half-sister to Group I winner IHTSAHYMN, Jestatune is from another Stakes winning juvenile in UMATUNE, a daughter of Group I winning 2YO and leading sire UMATILLA.
JUKEBOX is linebred 4f x 4m to DANCING SHOW. The double of Dancing Show within five generations and through different individuals means Jukebox is bred, like so many good ones including WINX, on the Rasmussen Factor.
Jukebox was heavily fancied to win the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at 2;
“His work leading into the Blue Diamond was sensational and we were as sure as you can be that he would win a Group One,” Maher’s now co-trainer David Eustace said. “He is the best natural athlete I have ever worked with, both in Australia and in England and it was a huge disappointment when he had to be scratched on the eve of the Blue Diamond.”
Ciaron Maher echoed those sentiments, calling Jukebox “the best two year-old we have had, early, sharp and natural. I can’t wait to train his progeny.”
Zablitz is a half-sister to the Stakes placed sprinter Tears of Jupiter and to the $150,000 earner Splitz – both of whom are winners this preparation.
Zablitz’s second dam is Golden Slipper winner POLAR SUCCESS.
This is an extremely active, commercial family and Zablitz herself foaled a lovely So You Think colt this spring.
This filly is located at Jerry’s Plains and inspections are welcome.
This filly was scoped (Good = Grade 2) and x-rayed (Good = Low Risk) on 02/12/20 and both reports can be requested from the vendor.
Selling as Lot 113 in the December Magic Millions Online Sale.
Bidding ends 10/12/20.
Jukebox filly x Zablitz ’19, photographed 02/12/20.