Important milestone win for Annabel Neasham & OnTrack
Highly promising three year-old filly Jukebox In Siberia franked an eye catching debut with a brilliant win at Doomben to break her maiden status in fine style.
The Annabel Neasham trained filly rattled home for third at Doomben over 1200m on debut before returning to the same track and distance three weeks later.
“She drew badly on debut and we decided to run and ride her back. Annabel wasn’t keen to run but I love racing young horses at Doomben. She really savaged the line and we all walked away impressed by the debut,” said Grant Morgan
Jag Guthmann-Chester got down to his lightest weight in some time to partner Jukebox In Siberia who carried 55kg to defeat a strong field of three year-old maidens.
“It was pleasing to see Jag get the result today. He really wanted to stick with her after her debut and he worked hard to get down to the weight.
“She missed the start today from the good draw but mustered quickly to get in the right spot.
“She shouldered her way out before the turn and looked the one to beat a fair way out. She was visually impressive today but equally as good on the clock.
Jukebox In Siberia will now head to the spelling paddock before targeting some better races over the Summer.
“She still looks a prep away physically. Both Annabel and myself have felt for a while she just isn’t there yet, so for her to race twice and win impressively is very good.”
Jukebox In Siberia was purchased by Ontrack’s Grant Morgan from the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $200,000 from the Newgate Farm draft.
By outstanding young sire Russian Revolution, Jukebox In Siberia is out of the talented Brisbane mare Beatniks (by Haradasun).
“I think she looks a lot like her mum. They don’t have to be like dad to be good. This filly has got a temperament to die for. I think she has got an outstanding action.”
Jukebox In Siberia is named after the Skyhooks hit from 1990, the band headed by the late Shirley Strachan and Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s Red Symonds.
Morgan paid credit to Queensland assistant trainer Todd Pollard.
“She is the first yearling we have placed with Annabel and she has been exclusively trained in the Queensland stable after being broken in at Canungra at Hinterland Thoroughbreds.
“We have a number of European imports with the stable but it was very important to get the runs on the board with a locally bred yearling here in Queensland.
“Todd is very talented young horseman with a good team around him here in Queensland and I am looking forward to rolling out plenty of winners for the stable going forward,” said Morgan
Congratulations to winning owners:
Bayles Girls Racing (Manger P E Bayles), R Marsolino, D L Blumberg, M C P Hewitson, A R Wolsey, A M Morrison-Galt, M J Ostermeyer, Supasonic (Manger J K Baldwin), Thefifthhole Racing (Manager: D J Dwyer) , R E Morgan, G F Townsend, A Grigg, R A B Bailey, S Swanson, G M Brown, M Wolsey, D J McHugh & OnTrack Beatniks Synd: D Paterson, P A Bailey, M F Finnigan, S Franklin, A E Jackson, C Pfingst, J J Ryan, G F Stevenson, M Turner & J E Van Steenis.