Trained by Colin McBratney, The Jazz Singer is a five-year old gelding that revives my Irish racing interests in a positive way. Owned by an enthusiastic four-man syndicate within the Supersonic Partnership, he came a good, solid fourth in his first outing under new ownership last night at Perth, and promises to give us some serious fun straight out of the box - the fifth-placed nag was 18 lengths down on 'Jazz', with the one in sixth a further 21 lengths back!
Looking at his bloodlines, his father is Tobougg, with a 3-2-2 record from 12 runs, and Sadlers Wells as a grandpa; on the dam side, Secretariat is there, along with Ribot in the form of Majestic Light. His mother is the Aga Khan's Ridgeway Jazz, who can boast Kalanisi (6-4-1 from 11 races) as her father, with Mill Reef and Nijinsky is the DNA mix, and Northern Dancer, High Top (and St Paddy for good measure) on the dam side of the equation. Super blood, that will hopefully show through with some nice results over the coming season.