River Jetez, a sister to the remarkable Pocket Power, strikes in the Group 2 Balanchine at Meydan on FridayPICTURE: Andrew Watkins/Dubai Racing Club
Pocket Power sister impresses on world stage
RIVER Jetez, who has spent much of her career in the shadow of her illustrious brother Pocket Power, served notice of her talent on the world stage on Friday night with an impressive two-length success over Reem (Galileo) in the Group 2 Balanchine at Meydan. The pair led home a one-two for Mike de Kock.
Winner of the J & B Met when trained by Mike Bass, River Jetez is one of 13 Group 1 winners by the outstanding South African sire Jet Master. The son of Rakeen, who stands at Klipdrif Stud, has filled the leading spot on the South African general sires' list every season since 2006-07 and is currently nearly R700,000 ahead of Captain Al on this year's table.
Jet Master was sold for just R15,000 (£1,300/€1,523) as a foal to Henry and Pat Devine, who campaigned him to win 17 races, including eight at Grade 1 level over 5f to 1m. He ended his career as Horse of the Year, champion older middle-distance male and champion older sprint male.
Bred by Out Of Africa Stud, River Jetez is a sister to the remarkable Pocket Power, who was recently retired as the winner of nine Group 1 races. They are out of former broodmare of the year Stormsvlei, a triple-winning daughter of Prince Florimund and the Group 1 winner Distant Echoes.