Emmalene strikes for Jet Spur

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


JET SPUR’S highly promising 3YO filly Emmalene showed her rivals a clean pair of heels and stamped herself as a real filly of the future earlier today when she scooted away with an impressive victory in the $150,000 Listed Gucci Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.


The Liam Birchley trained youngster has only faced the starter 4 times, but has saluted on 3 of those occasions and was an unlucky runner up at her only other start.

Jockey, Michael Rodd, had the Jet Spur filly a clear last after they had travelled 400m, however he had a lap full of horse and let her stride up to them as they approached the 500m mark.

“That was a pretty special win today,” Michael said not long after the race. “She is still only in her first preparation and was meeting some quality opposition but boy, does she have a motor!

“She gave me a great ride and I was confident I had them covered from a long way out.

“She is still learning what it is all about but I think she has the makings of being a very, very good filly. She could be anything!”

Trainer Liam Birchley was obviously delighted with his filly. “She has done a super job to take the steps she has in her first campaign.

“She has gone from a Sunshine Coast maiden win to a stakes victory at Flemington on Oaks Day – and only special horses can do that!

“She is Magic Millions qualified but we will probably put her out in the paddock and aim up at some of the big Group races in the winter.

“She has massive ability, a really good temperament and I think the sky is the limit for her.”

Emmalene topped off a terrific few days for the stallions at Glenlogan Park after Show A Heart’s Woorim and Bradbury’s Luck’s Luckygray both saluted at G3 level on Saturday.