River Jetez: upstaged her brother Pocket Power when taking the Group 1 J & B Met at Kenilworth on SaturdayPICTURE: Goldcircle
Pocket Power upstaged by younger sister in Met
POCKET Power's attempt to capture the Group 1 J & B Met at Kenilworth in South Africa for an unprecedented fourth year running failed to come to fruition on Saturday when the six-year-old gelding was thwarted by his younger sister River Jetez.
The six-year-old daughter of Jet Master scored by half a length from Mother Russia, a daughter of Windrush, who closed to finish another half length ahead of Pocket Power.
It marked the first Group 1 win for River Jetez, who ran third in last year's Met behind her older brother.
Although River Jetez is trained, like Pocket Power, by Mike Bass, she was bred by Out Of Africa Stud. Zandvliet Stud bred Pocket Power.
By South Africa's Horse of the Year and champion sire Jet Master, the pair are out of the winning Prince Florimund mare Stormsvlei. Stormsvleiis a half-sister to the South African champion sprinter Harry's Echoe and a daughter of Group 1 winner Distant Echoes.
Saturday's card at Kenilworth was a particularly notable one for Jet Master, who was also represented by both the Group 1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes dead-heaters Love Is In The Air and Gluewein. Their victories ensured that the son of Rakeen now heads the South African sires' table ahead of Silvano.
Pocket Power and Jet Master are the only racehorses in South Africa to record at least eight Group 1 victories. Jet Master stands for R170,000 at Klipdrif Stud in the Western Cape.